Fashion Utopias Pre Symposium Tour and

Fashion Utopias: Then and Now Symposium

19th February 2016, Somerset House, London

The FRN invites you to an exclusive, free tour of the exhibition Fashion Utopias: the International Fashion Showcase 2016 at Somerset House on Friday 19 February from 12.30-13.00, to be given by one of its organisers, Niamh Tuft. Organised by the British Council and the British Fashion Council (BFC), Fashion Utopias presents the work of emerging fashion designers from 25 countries. The exhibition will be arranged over 15 galleries, 14 of which will represent a country. There will be one group installation, ‘Next in Line’, curated by Shonagh Marshall, which will feature designers from 10 further nations. Website:  http://design.britishcouncil.org/projects/ifs/ifs-2016/


FRN Tour of Fashion Utopias

12.30-13.00, Friday 19th February 2016

Exhibition entrance, West Wing Galleries, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA.

Booking for tour via: http://frn-fashion-utopias-tour.eventbrite.co.uk




Following the tour, we invite you to register for Fashion Utopias: Then & Now, a symposium in partnership with the Courtauld Institute of Art History of Dress Research Department, which places the theme of utopia in the wider discourse of fashion theory and history to explore the philosophical, political, social and cultural implications of utopian ideas in the fashion context. Researchers from the Courtauld Institute will present papers looking at Utopia in a historical context with responses from contemporary curators and designers. Topics include: the body, democracy and dictatorship, the fashion image and surrealism.

Fashion Utopias: Then & Now

13.30- 17.30, Friday 19th  February 2016

Screening Room, Embankment Entrance Somerset House, Victoria Embankment, London, WC2R 2PH.

Tickets: £10/£8 Concessions

Booking for symposium via: https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/book-tickets/7471b611-8c6d-48e1-bca5-39269ab1f3e5

Event – Fashion Utopias Pre Symposium Tour and Fashion Utopias: Now and Then Symposium, 19th February 2016

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