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Fashion Arts Commissions

Presented by Royal Academy Schools + British Fashion Council

Special events

13—15 March 2018

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Liam Hodges + Nicky Carvell for Fashion Art Commissions at London Fashion Week 2018

© Ben Broomfield

The exhibition created by the participants of the Fashion Arts Commissions is a window into what happens when fashion and art interlace.

The BFC Fashion Art Foundation and the Royal Academy Schools present the outcome of the Fashion Arts Commissions, an innovative project bringing together the worlds of fashion and art. Launched in 2016, the project pairs talented graduates from the RA Schools with emerging fashion designers from the BFC’s NEWGEN scheme. Emerging artists and designers have worked together, discovering commonalities and divergences in their interests and processes to produce works that are bold, surprising and intriguing.

For its second edition, the Fashion Arts Commissions includes:

Liam Hodges + Nicky Carvell
Paula Knorr + Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom
Richard Malone + Marco Palmieri
Sadie Williams + Carla Busuttil
Samuel Ross of A-COLD-WALL* + Julie Born Schwartz

The artworks created were previewed at London Fashion Week from 16 – 20 February 2018 and will form an exhibition at Christie’s King Street from 13 – 15 March 2018. The exhibition features film, sculpture and limited-edition prints, all available to buy.

“With this special project, we are taking fashion in a new direction. The worlds of fashion and art have long since been intertwined, with many fashion designers looking at art for creative inspiration. The Fashion Arts Commissions aims to celebrate this intersection by bringing together future talents across these creative disciplines. The previous collaborations proved how art and fashion combined, have the power to create new expressions and our aim with this project is to shine a light on collective creative influence, through our brilliant design talents, both in the UK and internationally.” Caroline Rush CBE, Chief Executive, British Fashion Council

“Royal Academy Schools is delighted to be working for a second year with the British Fashion Council to bring together emerging artists and designers. The exchange between the designer and artist of differing approaches, attitudes, material and manual knowledge and their personal processes of thinking, result in the creation of previously unimagined objects, images, installations and ideas. The value of this process lies not only in these bold, surprising and intriguing works of art, but also in the process by which they are achieved, which will inform the practice of each participant long into the future”. Eliza Bonham Carter, Curator & Head of the Royal Academy Schools and curator of Fashion Arts Commissions

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13—15 March 2018

Christie's, 8 King Street, St. James's London

Free, no booking required.