Behind the scenes of the British fashion industry is the creative powerhouses of the British Fashion Council and the Royal Academy, who together excel at encouraging and nurturing future fashion talent. Their newest combined project, titled the Fashion Arts Commissions, brings together fashion designers and visual artists to collaborate across a whole variety of art forms.
Pairing graduates from RA Schools with NEWGEN and NEWGEN Men designers, the project willresult in a collection of artworks to form an auction at Christie’s and kick off exciting fashion and art collaborations. The pairs, formed of some of the most exciting up and coming names in fashion and art, are Agi&Sam and Joe Frazer, Alex Mullins and Amy Petra Woodward, Diego Vanassibana and Victoria Adams, and Kit Neal and Jonathan Trayta – if these guys are involved, it’s got to be good.
Eliza Bonham Carter, head of the Royal Academy Schools and curator of Fashion Art Commissions, said “the collaborative pairs of artists from the RA Schools and emerging designers have worked together discovering commonalities and divergences in their interests and processes to produce works that are bold, surprising and intriguing.”
The commission’s produced artworks will be on display 31 October – 11 November at the Christie’s King Street Gallery, and form part of an online auction, open 22 November – 1 December to raise money for the BFC’s Fashion Arts Foundation, to help continue the amazing work the BFC and Royal Academy do for up and coming artists.