Tag: London College of Fashion
Mad About The Boy, curated by Showstudio alumnus Lou Stoppard, opens on 8 January exploring fashion’s obsession with youth, focuses on the way ideas of the teenage boy are constructed through definitive collections and fashion images. Inspired by designers’ fascination with youth culture, Mad About The Boy will examine the motifs and parallels within fashion’s treatment of youth.
The exhibition will collate the work of designers and image-makers including: Raf Simons, J W Anderson, Nick Knight, Larry Clark, Jason Evans, Kim Jones, Meadham Kirchhoff, Tyrone Lebon, Nasir Mazhar, Martine Rose, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Christopher Shannon, Judy Blame, Undercover, Patrick Robyn and more.
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London College of Fashion’s BA graduation show places a unique emphasis on collaboration, which as anyone who works in the fashion business will know, is an essential part of the process of creating a real, grown-up collection as a professional designer. Thus, graduating students like Menswear designer Marianne Tse-Laurence, (BA Fashion: Design and Development) and knitwear specialist Emily Grieves, (BA Fashion Textiles: Knitwear) get to produce a runway collection together, in this case combining menswear shapes with the applied art of knitted textiles. Techniques such as embroidery, knitting in its many forms and permutations, jewellery, shoemaking and millinery are showcased in a really distinctive way, being as much a focus of the runway show as the overall concept and silhouettes of the garments themselves (where something as prosaic as ‘garments’ even exist). While this makes for a bewildering complexity of … Read More »