BA (Hons) Fashion students open their exhibition "Design as Translation, or Fashion’s Literary Gar" at Nagornaya Gallery on December 8 at 7 pm.
A designer is something of a translator, turning inspiring stories into fabric, texture and cut: draping and stitching, sewing and embroidering, knitting and tacking, ironing out and weaving plots and characters, objects and moods.
A designer is something of a storyteller. Stitched into the lining of every item is a story told through colour, texture, material, detail, design decisions and decoration.
Designers tell their own stories, translating them into the language of dress. They create their own libraries of looks, bringing these together into a harmonious and mysterious whole on the pages of sketchbooks, turning them into material reality through dresses, shirts, jackets and trousers.
Visitors to the ‘Design as Translation, or Fashion’s Literary Garb’ exhibition are invited to take a journey back in time and trace how the exhibits came into being, delving into the intricate connections between inspiration, creative imagination and real items of dress. The exhibition showcases the work of students on the British Fashion Design programme of the British Higher School of Design, created as part of two major projects: ‘White Shirt’ and ‘The Alternative Black Dress’.
The exhibition features items of dress, as well as photographs, samples, sketchbooks, video and installations.
Perfumer Irina Vaganova developed a special scent 'Trans. by 11' exclusively for the exhibition, ‘translating’ the theme of the display into the language of perfumery.
The exposition will be open to public till January 21.
Address: 10 Remizova Street, Nagornaya Gallery.