Fashion’s complex systems of design, marketing, retail and logistics that fuel and answer demand have never been under more scrutiny. From issues such as environmental responsibility, identity politics and ‘influencer bad influence,’ fashion is in the cross-hairs like never before. In this talk, we discuss where it’s headed next.
About Jemima Burrill
Jemima Burrill is an artist and curator of NOW Gallery and cultural consultant at Greenwich Peninsula. For the NOW Gallery Fashion Commission, she has curated a number of exhibitions by young, up and coming and more established British fashion designers.
About Dal Chodha
Fashion writer Dal Chodha is editor-in-chief of the non-seasonal journal Archivist Addendum and author of SHOW NOTES (2020). He has worked on projects with a number of luxury brands and is Stage One Leader of the BA Fashion Communication & Promotion course at Central Saint Martins.
About Nick Tidball Founder of Vollebak with his brother Steve, the duo use science and technology to make the future of clothing happen faster.
About Louise Bennetts Louise Bennetts is a designer, maker and researcher who has worked with Faye and Erica Toogood, Roksanda Ilincic and the choreographer Hofesh Shechter. She works at the RCA as both Lecturer and Researcher, and is currently R&D Lead for new recycled textile company, ReWeave.
Nick Compton is a contributing editor and former features director at Wallpaper* magazine where he helped develop the Re-Made initiative, a series of collaborations between creatives and manufacturers aiming to reduce exploitation of people and resources. Compton writes about art, architecture, design and fashion. He is also co-founder of creative agency Bureau BCM.
Design District Creates
The latest addition to London’s autumn cultural calendar, Design District Creates is a multidisciplinary celebration of the creative sector, taking place in its new dedicated creative hub on Greenwich Peninsula. From 15 September to 17 October, everyone is invited to explore Design District, with scheduled architecture tours led by Open City, pop-up events, food and drink, and art and design exhibitions including Art Block, in collaboration with NOW Gallery. Following the official opening event on 15 September, Design District will host an eye-opening programme of conversations about design, fashion, craft and innovation, featuring leading voices from across the creative industries in the brand new members club Bureau.