Fashion Arts Commission
The British Fashion Council promotes British fashion across the world and is famously known for hosting both London Collections: Men and London Fashion Week. Supporting emerging British fashion talent, the BFC launched BFC College Council as well as NEWGEN, BFC Rock Vault, BFC Hedonism and many other business and support schemes.
Committed to encouraging and nurturing talent, BFC have recently announced their partnership and collaboration with the Royal Academy Schools; Fashion Arts Commission.
The Fashion Art Commissions will see graduates from the Royal Academy Schools paired with NEWGEN and NEWGEN MEN designers, whom will then together produce artwork to be auctioned. The money raised from the pieces will be donated to the BFC Fashion Arts Foundations to be used again for future talent.
The chosen four graduates are Joe Frazer, Amy Petra Woodward, Victoria Adam and Jonathan Trayte.
They will be paired with the following;
Agi & Sam (London Fashion Week Mens designers) and Joe Frazer
Alex Mullins (British Menswear designer) and Amy Petra Woodward
Diego Vanassibara (footwear designer) and Victoria Adam
Kit Neale (contemporary-luxury designer) and Jonathan Trayte
“Little did we know when we started out on this collaboration what extraordinary works would be produced.” – Eliza Bonham Carter, Head of the RA Schools.
“Cross cultural partnerships help push innovation and creativity and having the fashion and art industries working together allows the participants to share knowledge and practices.” – Caroline Rush CBA, Chief Executive, BFC.
The pieces created will be on display from 31st October – 11th November at Christies King Street Gallery. The online auction will be held from 22nd November – 1st December.
Image courtesy of the British Fashion Council