Royal Academy: A conversation between art and fashion (Helene Schjerfbeck)

23 October 6:30 pm

The Forward Prizes for Poetry Ceremony

Wednesday 23 October 2019

6.30 pm


Join us as our panel looks at the contribution both art and fashion make to artistic innovation and creative expression and questions how one industry influences the other.

Who are the artists sitting on the intersection of both fields? What is the relationship between fashion and art? Are there benefits and negatives of the two fields being associated? To what extent are these two creative industries linked?

In this discussion, chaired by academic and critic Shahidha Bari, our panel which includes Professor of fashion, Annamari Vänskä, springboards from Helene Schjerfbeck’s interest in fashion magazines and style, to investigate how art and fashion influence each other. We’ll look past the traditional partnerships between luxury fashion brands and artists (such as Elsa Schapiarelli x Salvador Dalí or Longchamp x Tracey Emin RA), to contemporary genre-crossing collaborations, where artists are on the fringes of both disciplines, and discuss what the future of fashion and art collaborations will look like.

Further panellists to be announced.


Tickets: Royal Academy of Arts

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