Through the Designer’s Lens

2015 | Frame By Frame: Dissecting The Fashion Moving Image Now

PANEL DISCUSSION: Thursday 19 March 18.30–20.00

Central Saint Martins, LVMH Theatre, E002

This panel discussion will look at the fashion moving image from the vantage point of independent fashion design labels as well as multi-national brands. Reviewing the past 15 years, but with a special focus on today, we will explore the different ways in which designers and brands have engaged with – and understood – the moving image. The starting point for the discussion are the following questions: Why are today’s designers and brands so keen to integrate moving imagery into their practice? What new dimensions has it opened to them in artistic and communication terms? How are the industry’s new marketing and promotional strategies transforming fashion communication?


Oriole Cullen is Acting Senior Curator of Contemporary Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Previously, she worked as Curator for Dress and Decorative Arts at the Museum of London. She has curated exhibitions including Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones and Ballgowns: British Glamour. Since 2006 she has been the curator of the V&A’s Fashion in Motion series, showcasing the work of contemporary fashion designers within the museum.


Phoebe English launched her own label in 2011. A recipient of several awards (including the L’Oréal Professionnel Creative Award and the Chloe Award), she is known for ethereal designs that often feature highly intricate, hand-crafted surfaces. Her clothing is stocked at Dover Street Market and has been featured in publications including the New York Times, Vogue, Dazed, i-D and The Independent.

An artist and filmmaker with background in fashion design, Anna-Nicole Ziesche’s practice is concerned with issues of the body, performance, identity, memory and materiality and often incorporates clothing. Her work has been shown at film festivals as well as exhibitions, including Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and International Film Festival, Rotterdam.

Adam Mufti was the Motion Image Director at SHOWstudio where he worked on editing film footage from the Guy Bourdin and Erwin Blumenfeld archives, as well as collaborating on many film projects with Nick Knight and designers including Alexander McQueen, Comme des Garcons and John Galliano. Since leaving SHOWstudio he has directed numerous films for brands including YSL and Ungaro.


Tickets FREE, booking essential.