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11th May, 2016

Working in the Interzone – Fashion as Interdisciplinary Practice

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11th May, 2016
5.30pm – 7.30pm
RHS West London College of Fashion 20 John Prince's Street London W1G 0BJ

As a result of the success of our first ‘What is Critical Fashion Practice’ event, we would like to invite you to the second discussion in the series.

‘If something’s too clear, it’s very often not so much inspiring to me anymore.’
– Raf Simons, 2014

The ‘interzone’, a term borrowed from a collection of short stories by William Burroughs, refers to a metaphorical, liminal, self-governed and stateless state. The term has emerged more recently to describe the creative practice of Raf Simons whose work tends towards collaboration and crossovers with art, design and multiple contextual influences. In this sense, it also alludes more broadly to fashion’s capacity to be a radically porous and interdisciplinary field.

This panel discussion aims to take the context of critical practice further to explore interdisciplinary practices within the field of fashion. We aim to address the notion of the ‘interzone’ as a tactic for artistic output, as well as recent collaborations that transcend disciplinary boundaries and, finally, what is at stake when boundaries are dissolved or crossed.

Artist and shaman Matthew Stone will be presenting a talk on his work across the fields of fashion and art, followed by a discussion with Caroline Stevenson (LCF) and Nathalie Khan (CSM & LCF).

This event will be of interest to students, graduates, staff and creative practitioners.

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