CULTURAL PROGRAMME 2018-10-19T17:07:11+00:00


London offers a wide variety of cultural events. Here are some GFC suggestions.

Fashioned from Nature at Victoria & Albert Museum

Fashion, Gallery 40 | 21 April 2018 – 27 Jan 2019

Fashioned from Nature is generously supported by the European Confederation of Flax and Hemp – CELC

Fashioned from Nature is an exhibition that traces the complex relationship between fashion and the natural world since 1600. It shows how fashionable dress recurringly draws on the beauty and power of nature for inspiration.

Fashioned from Nature draws also attention to the use of innovative fabrics. Vegea use grape waste from the wine industry to form a leather-substitute and a Ferragamo ensemble made from ‘Orange Fiber’ derived from waste from the Italian citrus industry are on display.

Centre for Sustainable Fashion presents two interactive installations at the V&A’s Fashioned from Nature exhibition. CSF’s installations will explore Fashion Now and Fashion Future.

‘Fashion Now’ takes five iconic contemporary fashion pieces and using sensors, visitors are able to explore the unseen impact on nature of the construction, making, wearing and discarding of each item.

‘Fashion Future’ immerses viewers into the fashion world of the future, inviting us to question what fashion means and show us a future we are yet to imagine.

GFC and CSF are pleased to be able to offer the opportunity for up to 20 people to visit Fashioned From Nature, with an introduction and welcome to the exhibition from curator Edwina Ehrman on 2nd November at 10am.

After visiting the exhibition delegates will meet the V&A’s two Fashioned From Nature Residents, Bridget Harvey and Arianna Nicoletti, visit their V&A studio and learn more about their practice in the fields of sustainable deign and their research on the V&A’s collections.

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Comme des Marxists

Rainer Ganahl Exhibition

Fashion Space Gallery – London College of Fashion

5 October 2018 – 19 January 2019

As part of the year-long celebration for its 10 year anniversary, Centre for Sustainable Fashion proposes an exhibition which looks at fashion and art as a political force for change, tying into the Fashion Space Gallery 2018 programme around sustainability. Comme des Marxists continues Austrian born New York based artist Rainer Ganahl’s long-term investigations into the relationships between daily life, culture, economic systems and political structures. The ongoing project, presented for the first time in the UK, is a contemporary analysis of how capitalism works, injecting humor into Ganahl’s connections between class struggle, politics, design, and consumerism.

Link: http://www.fashionspacegallery.com/exhibition/comme-des-marxists/

One of the world’s most sustainable buildings

The Crystal is home to the world’s largest exhibition on the future of cities, the world’s most sustainable events venue, and office space for global engineering powerhouse Siemens.

Siemens opened the Crystal in 2012 as a global hub for debate on sustainable living and development. Since opening, over 100,000 people each year have visited the interactive exhibition; thousands of meetings and events have been hosted in our sustainable events venue; and numerous major projects have been undertaken in the Siemens office on-site.

The Crystal sets the benchmark for sustainable building design. It is the only building in the world to achieve the highest certification in both the BREEAM and LEED schemes, as well as many other accreditations. Siemens technologies throughout the building ensure the highest energy efficiency and CO2 standards are met.

For the delegates of the Global Fashion Conference the price of visit to the exhibition is of £ 5 and includes unlimited entry to the exhibition for two weeks, a free copy of the exhibition guide book and a 10% discount in the shop and café on the day of the visit.

The Crystal Palace will be closed
on the 2nd of November.

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