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MA Fashion Curation vitrine displays

The vitrine outside the Cafeteria in John Prince’s Street site offers MA Fashion Curation and PhD curation students the opportunity to explore exhibition ideas in a physical space. It’s a testing ground, where curators put theory into practice and experiment with creative solutions. The vitrine is looked after by the Fashion Space Gallery in collaboration with the Centre for Fashion Curation.  Recent themes include: ‘Desire’ an installation that explores religious fetishism; Club Minijupe, an exhibit devoted to Françoise Hardy, one of the premiere Yé-yé singers; and an interactive display exploring the relationship between textiles and technology exhibited in collaboration with the Digital Anthropology Lab, pictured here.

The vitrine in John Prince’s Street

Marrying digital textile fabrication techniques and curatorial strategies, Techtile Jungle examines the difference between animation and automation. Made of silicone, lace, and nylon mesh and equipped with sensors, these objects are brought to life – sometimes unnoticed – when a passerby’s movement is detected.

Animate pincushion creatures by Digital Anthropology Lab, London College of Fashion.

The vitrine project was an extension of Alice Chen’s Collaborative Unit ‘Active Programmable Matter’. Joined by fellow MA Fashion Curation student Pearline Yeo, they began the project in March this year.  Maria Dada, Co-Coordinator of the LCF Digital Anthropology Lab, led the experimentation in creating the animated objects, with an intention of giving an innovative response to ‘active programming’.

Curated by Alice Chen and Pearline Yeo, MA Fashion Curation.

Special thanks to Maria Dada and Ragnar Hrafnkelsson from the Digital Anthropology Lab.

Read more about a selection of  vitrine projects here.

 

 

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  1. Disorderly apparel reconfigured
  2. A playful project that tests the principal elements of exhibiting fashion: object, body, text, installation. A conversation between exhibition-maker Jeffrey Horsley and curator Amy de la Haye inspired by apparel which is damaged, worn-out or perished.

 

present imperfect at Fashion Space Gallery, May 2017 by Jeff Horsley and Amy de la Haye. Installation of Modular Structure (vertical): steel frame, ZFMDF, acrylic. Image by Jeff Horsley

 

present imperfect at Fashion Space Gallery, May 2017 by Jeff Horsley and Amy de la Haye. Installation of glass case with shattered glass effect. Image by Jeff Horsley

 

present imperfect at Fashion Space Gallery, May 2017 by Jeff Horsley and Amy de la Haye. Shattered glass hides a silver reflective jacket by Stone Island, c.1996. Image by Ben Whyman

 

technology fallibility

Present Imperfect at Fashion Space Gallery May 2017 by Jeff Horsley and Amy de la Haye. Osti for stone Island reflective jacket. c. 1996. Image by Katy Davies.jpg

A high-performance reflective fabric incorporating glass microspheres that have, over 20 years, ruptured the textile surface.

Lent by Oliver Evans, Too Hot Limited, Iconic Cultural Artefacts London.

 

fragility absence

present imperfect at Fashion Space Gallery, May 2017 by Jeff Horsley and Amy de la Haye. Redfern afternoon gown c.1907 Silk (shattered), wool, lace and passementereie. Image by Katy Davies

Close up of a perished Redfern afternoon gown c. 1907. Metal was added to silk used in the lining. Over time the metal cuts, razor-like, into the silk filaments. The phenomenon was called 'inherent vice'.

 

perished present

present imperfect at Fashion Space Gallery, May 2017 by Jeff Horsley and Amy de la Haye. Paul Harvey for Stone Island, Raso Gommato multi-pocket military-style jacket autumnwinter 2007. Image by Katy Davies

Cotton with Raso Gommato coating, bonded with 'toffee-wrapper' textile (delaminated and split). The 'toffee-wrapper' facing  is likened to a perished silk gown made a century previously. Lent by Jojo Elgarice, Jojo's General Store by Rag Parade, Sheffield.

 

Present Imperfect at Fashion Space Gallery, May 2017 by Jeff Horsley and Amy de la Haye. Installation of glass cases. Modular structure (vertical+horizontal) steel frame. Image by Katy Davies

 


Present Imperfect at Fashion Space Gallery, May 2017 by Jeff Horsley and Amy de la Haye. Image by Katy Davies

 

present imperfect at Fashion Space Gallery, May 2017 by Jeff Horsley and Amy de la Haye.  Private view. Image by Katy Davies

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Fashion Space Gallery

12 May – 4 August

Mad About The Boy

Lou Stoppard talks to Ben Whyman about curating the exhibition which recently opened at the Fashion Space Gallery.

Photography by Emmi Hyppä

Photography by Emmi Hyppä

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