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Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion

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Giles Deacon, SS12 © Courtesy of the British Fashion Council
Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion

Cromwell Road
South Kensington
London SW7 2RL
United Kingdom
July 6th, 2012 - July 29th, 2012
Opening: July 6th, 2012 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.vam.ac.uk
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
kensington
EMAIL:  
vanda@vam.ac.uk
PHONE:  
44 020 79422000
OPEN HOURS:  
10am-5:45pm daily; 10am-10pm Fridays
TAGS:  
fashion, music, photography, video-art, sculpture
COST:  
Room 17a: Free admission

DESCRIPTION

Leading British fashion designers and visual artists collaborate in a ground-breaking series of works commissioned as part of the London 2012 Festival.

Featuring:
Hussein Chalayan + Gavin Turk
Giles Deacon + Jeremy Deller
Mary Katrantzou + Mark Titchner
Nicholas Kirkwood + Simon Periton
Peter Pilotto + Francis Upritchard
Jonathan Saunders + Jess Flood-Paddock
Paul Smith + Charming Baker
Stephen Jones + Cerith Wyn Evans
Matthew Williamson + Mat Collishaw.

Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion is an opportunity to acknowledge and promote the longstanding relationship between fashion and art, and a celebration of London’s role as a creative capital, a place where artists of all kinds congregate and inspire one another.

The pairs were given a completely open brief to see what would emerge from the dialogue between their respective disciplines. The results encompass sculpture, video, music and photography.

The project was conceived by the BFC/Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation, a charity which aims to foster collaboration between the world of fashion and the visual arts, opera, dance, theatre and film, and has been realised in partnership with the Mayor of London.

Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion is a part of the London 2012 Festival, a spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

 

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