With the advances in digital technologies over the last decade, the fashion industry has adopted the moving image to an unprecedented degree. Many different kinds of fashion moving image have recently (re-)emerged in a variety of contexts, very often online, fulfilling a variety of purposes including promotion, journalistic reportage and audio-visual experimentation. With the growing hybridisation of these functions, the fashion moving image is no longer confined to a handful of clear-cut formats shown in cinemas or on television. It is now a more plural and hybrid form than ever, spanning multiple media and platforms (websites, social media, fashion shows, retail, public space as well as cinema and TV).
Taking a retrospective look at the fashion moving image in the digital age, this series of conversations and screenings aims to showcase newly prominent forms of communication, display and representation and explore in detail how the fashion industry is embracing and adapting to them. The debates will reflect on the multi-disciplinary and collaborative nature of this fashion audio-vision, and, more broadly, the changing realities of image (and sound) production, circulation and consumption. Featuring fashion image-makers, designers, producers, journalists, historians and theorists, the season is the first attempt to stage a major debate on the fashion moving image in all its breadth and variety.
Programme Curators Hywel Davies and Marketa Uhlirova
VENUE AND BOOKING INFORMATION:
CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS, LVMH THEATRE
University for the Arts London
1 Granary Square
London N1C 4AA
HACKNEY PICTURE HOUSE
270 Mare Street
London E8 1HE
+44 (0)871 902 5734
SOMERSET HOUSE, Screening Room, South Wing
London WC2R 1LA
+44 (0)20 7845 4600
For press and any other information about the festival please contact Kate Sinclair on +44 207 514 8710 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This festival is organised in association with StrangeLove: Moving Image Festival at Central Saint Martins. Research and Co-ordination Assistant Kate Sinclair, Interns Justin Gong, Steph Nowak, Liberty McAnena, Sarah Hardcastle.
Louise Anscomb, Mel Ashley, Christian Brittain, Sarah Campbell, Peter Close, Chenelle Creole, Mark Dunhill, Leonie Ellis, David Gryn, Gill Henderson, Charlotte Knight, Penny Martin, Janet McDonnell, Laura McNamara, Diane Pernet, Paul Ridd, Karishma Rafferty, Lucy Shaffer, Stefan Sloneczny, Anne Smith, Terry Smith, James Stevenson Bretton, Christopher Vanja, Bart Yates.