Royal College of Art Fashion Show 2017
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Thursday 8 June, 7pm. 2 Chance Street, London, E1 6JT
Marking the start of London Fashion Week Men’s, on Thursday 8 June, the very evening of the UK General Election, the Royal College of Art (RCA) will present its annual Fashion Show. Taking over the minimal quiet of a Shoreditch studio, 48 MA Fashion students will introduce their collections through a combination of performance, installation, music and choreography.
Within the light-filled spaces of this studio, until recently the workspace of Turner-Prize winning artist Rachel Whiteread, the Fashion 2017 cohort will demonstrate their extraordinary thinking in brave new ways, introducing unexpected work that breaches new frontiers; this dynamic, multilayered presentation will offer alternative ways to engage with fashion.
From the theological to the hedonistic, the evening will begin with a choreographed show, followed by an exploration of live installations dispersed throughout the building before a second show closes the evening.
Zowie Broach, RCA Head of Fashion, says, ‘It is fitting that this Show takes place at the very moment when the UK decides on its future Government. Since the UK voted to leave the EU last June, students have been asking urgent questions about owning their own culture that haven’t been asked for generations. They have been pushed to ask deeper questions about fashion within the current political climate and its power to effect change in this unsettling landscape’.
Just one year after graduating, recent RCA Fashion graduates are proving to be a powerful force at international Fashion weeks. Onebyme, part of InnovationRCA, the College’s centre for enterprise, entrepreneurship, incubation and business support, will show for the first time at London Fashion Week Men’s. Kang Hyuk Choi (MA Menswear, 2016) recently showed at Seoul Fashion Week and is working in collaboration with Showstudio, Machine-A and H Lorenzo; while Supriya Lee (MA Womenswear, 2016) showed at Fashion East AW2017 and Per Gotesson (MA Menswear, 2016), showed at London Men’s before he had even graduated last year.
For further information or images please contact Bethany Bull, RCA Press Officer on t: +44 (0) 20 7590 4114, e: [email protected]
Notes to Editors
The Royal College of Art is the world’s leading university of art and design, placing at Number One in the 2017, 2016 and 2015 QS World University Rankings. Specialising in teaching and research, the RCA offers the degrees of MA, MPhil, MRes and PhD across the disciplines of applied art, fine art, design, communications and humanities. There are over 1,800 Master’s and doctoral students and more than 1,000 professionals interacting with them – including scholars, art and design practitioners, along with specialists, advisers and distinguished visitors. http://www.rca.ac.uk