MA Fashion Futures at Fashion Philosophies
In November, MA Fashion Futures hosted a day of panel debates and interviews to ask ‘What is your fashion philosophy?’
The interviews, recorded by the MA students in order to create podcasts that will be released next year, asked fashion designers, writers and thinkers to consider questions such as: ‘Who is fashion for?’; ‘Why are you involved in fashion?’; and ‘How will fashion evolve?’
MA Fashion Futures course leader, Susan Postlethwaite, spoke about the inspiration behind the day:
“The idea for Fashion Philosophies came out of a conversation I had with the team at the HEA Green Academy residential and a subsequent conversation I had with Helen Storey about longevity of careers and career paths in fashion. We decided on audio as a way to collect data and information because we wanted to analyse the language of fashion.”
Christa Smith, MA Fashion Futures, spoke about the experience:
“It was a really great way of generating a dialogue surrounding topics from curation to sustainability and more.”
The students were invited by sustainable high fashion brand, Rêve en Vert, to use their pop-up space at 81 Leonard Street as the perfect setting for the five panel discussions and the recorded interviews.
More interviews will be recorded over the coming weeks with leading fashion figures including Head of College, Professor Frances Corner, and editor of Vestoj and LCF Research Fellow, Anja Aronowsky-Cronberg.
The interviews will be available on the LCF website in 2014.