Object Reading Group - London College of Fashion Archives


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22 Feb 2017

6pm to 7.15pm

 LCF Archives: Object Reading Group, JPS 305, Wednesday 22 February, 6.00 - 7.15pm
 
One of the pleasures and strengths of LCF’s archive is the idiosyncratic range of material the collections hold. The objects have been collected to reflect, illustrate and inspire the diverse processes, outputs and areas of the industry the college works with.
 
As well as a being a potent starting point for a collecting policy, this approach makes LCF a fascinating melting pot of different methodologies, ideas and forms of expertise. With fashion as the unifier, a tailor, a curator and a trend forecaster can each ‘read’ and understand an object in a different way, one which is framed and informed by their differing areas of expertise.
 
With that in mind, in conjunction with the Fashion Archives, we are starting a new series of events. In these monthly discussion groups, participants will be asked to ‘read’ and discuss a selection of objects from the LCF Archives collections.  

Booking is essential as spaces at the event are limited. To reserve a free space, please email Susanna Cordner at: s.cordner@fashion.arts.ac.uk.