6pm to 8pm
New Fashion Narratives
A Panel New Fashion Narratives is organized by TRAIN/The Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation, UAL, in partnership with Calvert 22 Foundation and the Institute of Contemporary Arts/ICA.
Thursday, 15 March 2018, 6pm-8pm: Chelsea College of Arts/ the Banqueting Suite and the Red Room, 16 John Islip St, Westminster, London SW1P 4JU; followed by the Reception
Introduced by Professor Paul Goodwin, TrAIN/UAL and chaired by Dr Djurdja Bartlett, LCF, TrAIN, UAL
Djurdja Bartlett in discussion with Niamh Tuft the Fashion Programme Manager at the British Council, and Anastasiia Fedorova, writer and curator focusing on fashion and art in the New East.
The Panellists will share how they support and create new fashion narratives in their respective fields, and debate if engaging emergent creatives, and presenting them not only as fashion designers but also as cultural mediators, brings a new dialogue and enables a different perspective to the well-established narrative of the western-centric world of fashion.
Dr Djurdja Bartlett is Reader in Histories and Cultures of Fashion at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, and also a member of TrAIN, UAL. Bartlett is author of FashionEast: The Spectre That Haunted Socialism (MIT Press, 2010) and editor of the volume on East Europe, Russia and the Caucasus in the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (2010). Bartlett’s new monograph European Fashion Histories: Style, Society and Politics is forthcoming with Bloomsbury Academic (2019), and she is also editor of a book on Fashion and Politics (Yale University Press, 2019).
Anastasiia Fedorova is a writer, curator and cultural critic based in London. She is a regular contributor to Dazed, i-D, GARAGE, 032c, The Guardian, High snobiety, BoF and The Calvert Journal among other titles. She also guest chairs SHOWstudio panel discussions, and appeared as a speaker at Radio BBC World Service and ICA London. Fedorova is co-curator of Post-Soviet Visions: image and identity in the new Eastern Europe., Calvert 22 Space, 22 February – 15 April 2018.
Niamh Tuft is the Fashion Programme Manager at the British Council. She specialises in fashion history and curation. Tuft studied English Literature prior to completing an MA in Fashion Curation, and is particularly interested in the intersections between fashion, literature, philosophy and cultural theory. She has previously led on the British Council UK International Showcases programme, which includes the International Architecture Showcase and Design Connections. She continues to lead on the ever-growing International Fashion Showcase, and on programmes in Wider Europe. Having shifted her focus to fashion curation, Tuft began work with the Shwop Lab project with the Centre for Sustainable Fashion and the National Trust, where she programmed Out of Hours, a cross-disciplinary art event at Ham House. She joined the Architecture Design and Fashion team in 2012 to assist on the production of the international showcases, as well as other programmes including Mark-ing, Design Explore and Gem.
This Panel is organized within the programme ‘New Borders New Boundaries: Fashion in a Shifting World’, comprising two other events: Panel ‘Fashion and the New East: Made in Georgia’, ICA, 16 March, 6,30pm-8pm, and Symposium ‘New Borders, New Boundaries: Fashion in a Shifting World’, Calvert 22 Space, 17 March 2018, 10am-6pm,; http://calvert22.org/new-borders-new-boundaries-fashion-shifting-world/