Thursday, June 28, 2012


By Eva Fydrych


Photo courtesy of Fashion and Textile Museum 

Fashion Studio Magazine selected the most interesting fashion and art events taking place in London and Singapore in July 2012. 


Britain Creates 2012: Fashion & Art Collusion
6 - 29 July 2012

Photo courtesy of  the British Fashion Council

'Britain Creates 2012: Fashion & Art Collusion' is part of the London 2012 Festival, a spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration from 21st June and running until 9th September 2012, bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK. The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are a celebration of excellence and performance and these partnerships have been commissioned to create pieces of work to reflect these special values.

Leading British fashion designers and visual artists collaborate in a ground-breaking series of works commissioned as part of the London 2012 Festival.

Hussein Chalayan + Gavin Turk
Giles Deacon + Jeremy Deller
Mary Katrantzou + Mark Titchner
Nicholas Kirkwood + Simon Periton
Peter Pilotto + Francis Upritchard
Jonathan Saunders + Jess Flood-Paddock
Paul Smith + Charming Baker
Stephen Jones + Cerith Wyn Evans
Matthew Williamson + Mat Collishaw.

Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion is an opportunity to acknowledge and promote the longstanding relationship between fashion and art, and a celebration of London’s role as a creative capital, a place where artists of all kinds congregate and inspire one another.

The pairs were given a completely open brief to see what would emerge from the dialogue between their respective disciplines. The results encompass sculpture, video, music and photography.

Giles Deacon, SS12. Courtesy of the British Fashion Council.

The specially created exclusive pieces will be unveiled on 27th June 2012 at a VIP Gala fundraising event before going on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). Monies raised from the gala will form part of a bursary to encourage and support emerging artists and designers and to help encourage future collaborations.

All pieces will be exhibited to the public throughout the London 2012 Festival – at the V&A from 6th-29th July, followed by an installation in Selfridges ‘Wonder Windows’ programme during July and August.

The BFC will also issue an accompanying book for the exhibition with a foreword by Lucy Yeomans, Editor of Harper’s Bazaar and introduction by renowned fashion writer Iain R. Webb. The publication, an ‘exhibition in a box’ produced with Booth-Clibborn Editions, will include sections on all of the artists and designers, their sketches and proposals for the collaborations, photographs of work in progress and specially commissioned portraits of all the participants, and a set of posters showing each of the finished works.

Date: 6 - 29 July 2012
Time: 10.00 - 17.45


Pop! Culture and Fashion 1955-1976
6 July - 27 October 2012

Photo courtesy of Fashion and Textile Museum

POP! will explore the impact of music, art and personality on the development of the fashion of the times. From the poodle skirts and embellished leathers of the rockers through to the Punk era, this exhibition will take in the cool stylings of the Mods, the high baroque of Psychedelia and the kitsch glamour of 70s retro by designers such as Mr Freedom and Miss Mouse.

Date: 6 July - 27 October 2012
Time: 11am - 6pm
Location: Fashion and Textile Museum, London


Scoop International Fashion Show
8 - 10 July 2012

Photo courtesy of Scoop

Scoop is a boutique tradeshow, showcasing emerging, established and directional fashion collections. Bringing together around 200 UK and international apparel, footwear, lifestyle and accessories labels.

Launched in February 2011 by fashion industry expert Karen Radley, Scoop’s first three seasons have already been an amazing success. The next edition for S/S 2013 takes place on 8 -10 July 2012 showcasing yet another incredible line-up of the most innovative international fashion labels curated within the iconic Saatchi Gallery side by side with the newly launched Out of Focus: Photography exhibition.

Stylish contemporary designer collections from Rebecca Taylor, Bastyan, Plein Sud, Hoss Intropia, Filippa K, Twin-Set, Goat and Essentiel will sit alongside art perfumery from Ortigia and Histoire de Parfums.

Accessories from Nicholas King, M0851, Alex Monroe and Vivienne Westwood will feature with footwear from Zoe Lee, Mexicana, Rachel Zoe and The Jacksons. Contemporary denim labels from Mother, Levi’s Made & Crafted and DL1961.

Date: 8 - 10 July 2012
Location: Saatchi Gallery, London



Singapore International Jewellery Show 2012 
12 - 15 July 2012

Photo courtesy of SIJS

The highly anticipated Singapore International Jewellery Show returns for its eighth edition.

In celebration of the theme Glittery Inspirations by Culture and Heritage, this year’s event presents a stellar showcase of the region’s best and most innovative diamond pieces, coloured gemstones and fine jewellery.

Dazzling jewellery and fashion shows, educational talks and exciting lucky draws also await you. So visit the Singapore International Jewellery Show, and grab the best buys and value-for-money jewellery pieces from renowned brands across the region!

Date: 12 - 15 July 2012
Time: 11am - 7pm
Location: Marina Bay Sands, Halls A & B, Singapore

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