LCF alumni from the MA Fashion Curation course are showing a selection of displays at the Fashioning Winter exhibition at Somerset House.
Just in time for the beautiful festive skating scene to be set up in the courtyard, the inside of Somerset House will be transformed into a fashion winter wonderland with nine displays, each curated by a fashion expert, telling the story of trends in cold climates from the past century. Professor Amy de la Haye, Programme Leader of the MA Fashion Curation course at LCF said:
“Fashioning Winter tells the stories of fashion in a cold climate from many different perspectives, not only in the objects used but in the curational approaches applied to tell stories.”
Ben Whyman, MA Fashion Curation alumnus and current PHD student, added:
“Fashioning Winter has been a really interesting project to work on. Through exploring the history and depiction, of goatskin fur coats issued of WW1, I hope to remind everyone of the harshness of life for these men at the front line of war. There is nothing glamorous about the depiction of these large coats, but the images are extraordinary in a way. It has been a humbling exercise, curating a 100 year old story of keeping servicemen warm in extremely cold and difficult environments.”
The exhibition involves Professor Amy de la Haye, Ben Whyman, alumni and freelance fashion curator Tory Turk, alumni and Curator of Fashion at Somerset House Shonagh Marshall, and alumni and freelance fashion curator Sophia Hedman.
Prof. Amy de la Haye added:
“The centre is delighted to be so actively involved in a project at Somerset House.”
The exhibition will be at Somerset House from 11 November 2014 – 11 January 2015.