Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art
Celebrating the powerful union of fashion and art, Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion opens at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum tomorrow. The event showcases nine pairings of British fashion designers and artists as part of the London 2012 Olympiad celebrations this summer.
Highlights include Scottish designer Jonathan Saunders and London-based artist Jess Flood-Patricks’ colourful perspex piece that utilises their shared background of screen-printing; and designer Matthew Williamson and artist Matt Collishaw’s three-dimensional, embellished photographic insect print, Lepiszoulo. Other designers involved in the exhibition include London-based Mary Katrantzou, shoe-designer Nicholas Kirkwood, the design duo behind Peter Pilotto and milliner Stephen Jones, with mediums ranging from film and music, to wearable garments and LED lights.
The project was initiated by the British Fashion Council and the Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation in partnership with the Mayor of London, and is supported by Arts Council England. Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art runs from July 6-29 2012.