NewGen designers pair with visual artists in art project
A group of NewGen and NewGen Men designers have worked together with graduates from the RA Schools in a new collaborative project between the British Fashion Council and the Royal Academy Schools.
The initiative, called Fashion Art Commissions, invited designers to pair with art graduates to create unique artworks which will be auctioned at Christie’s to raise funds for the BFC Fashion Arts Foundation.
The four pairs that took part in the inaugural Fashion Art Commissions were: Agi & Sam and Joe Frazer, Alex Mullins and Amy Petra Woodward, Diego Vanassibara and Victoria Adam, and Kit Neale and Jonathan Trayte.
“This project is all about bringing together talented creatives from different visual backgrounds. Cross-cultural partnerships help push innovation and creativity and having the fashion and art industries working together allows the participants to share knowledge and practices,” said Caroline Rush CBE, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council.
“Little did we know when we started out on this collaboration between the Royal Academy Schools and the British Fashion Council what extraordinary works would be produced,” added Eliza Bonham Carter, Head of the Royal Academy Schools and curator of the project.
The works, which are “bold, surprising and intriguing” according Eliza Bonham Carter, will be displayed from October 31 to November 11 at Christie’s King Street Gallery.
On November 22 they will go on sale as part of Christie’s only-only auction, Portfolio, until to December 1.
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