Postgraduate Open Evening in the Design Department

Thursday, March 19th was an Open Postgraduate Evening here at Goldsmiths, University of London, and the Design department had plenty to offer to visitors.

“Thinking Threads”, an exhibition of MA Fashion student work, opened in the Constance Howard Gallery.  (You can see more photos from the event here). The exhibition will still be on until 17 April.

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Thinking Threads: MA Fashion exhibition

Thinking threads e-flyer

9 March – 17 April 2015
Private view: 19 March, from 4 to 7pm

The Constance Howard Gallery and the Goldsmiths MA Fashion programme are pleased to invite you to the opening of Thinking Threads, featuring new student works alongside archival pieces from the Goldsmiths Textiles Collection.

Using objects from the collection as a jumping off point, the pieces in Thinking Threads illustrate the diverse and far-reaching research processes and outcomes achieved. Each project critiques, deconstructs and challenges the intersecting paradigms of fashion, identity, sustainability and materiality. The material and theoretical inquiries conducted through the works on display have unfolded into a multitude of different media, including garments, textiles, printed matter, photography, and moving images: embodying physical threads, digital threads and threads on our backs. Viewers are invited to tease out the social, cultural and material threads running throughout this visually rich and engaging exhibition.

MA Fashion is a unique programme which explores the social and cultural context of fashion through both theory and practice. It enables students to combine research, debate and ethics with making to cultivate new and inclusive ways of thinking, doing and being fashion. Through collaboration and experimentation students develop critical perspectives on the prevailing fashion system and an understanding of how to activate this knowledge in various professions across the creative industries.

Constance Howard Gallery
Goldsmiths, University of London
Deptford Town Hall Building
New Cross Road London
SE14 6AF

Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11am-5pm

MA Fashion would like to thank Lizzie Cannon and Jenny Doussan from the Goldsmiths Textiles Collection and Lesley Ruthven from Goldsmiths Special Collections for their kind support.

Ruby Hoette to speak at international fashion conference in Antwerp

Ruby Hoette, Programme Leader for our MA in Fashion, will be speaking this week at the Europeana Fashion International Conference:

“In collaboration with MoMu – Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp, Europeana Fashion hosts its third annual conference in Antwerp on 24, 25 and 26 February 2015. The conference DIGITAL FASHION FUTURES explores the future of digital fashion initiatives, bringing together a multitude of online fashion platforms and innovative perspectives from the cultural heritage industry.”

Ruby will participate in the following panel:

Skills and Competences for the Digital Fashion era

“With the advent of the digital era, the competence in fashion has been changed and not only new figures have emerged but also old figures had to reshape their practices. In this workshop/discussion, we will discuss few examples of this shift to better understand how the digital era has not only affect the way fashion is communicated but also produced, generating the emergence of new competencies.”

Chair: Lauren Downing Peters, Ph.D student at Stockhom University Centre for Fashion Studies
Ruby Hoette, lecturer in Design (Fashion and textiles) at Goldsmiths, University of London
Sally Ann Bolton, junior fashion editor at The Sunday Times Style magazine and Ph.D student at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Jacob Kok, virtual fashion designer at Jacob Kok
Mauro Iannizzi, client director at H-Art
Karen Van Godtsenhoven, curator of exhibitions MoMu – Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp

More information can be found on the Europeana Fashion website.