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Taut - that certain tension between fashion and art

Taut - that certain tension between fashion and art
Taut - that certain tension between fashion and art
Shades of Black- Presentation & Panel Discussion

Saturday 24 April –commences 16:00

Coinciding with the recent opening of a substantial exhibition at the Fashion Museum in Antwerp that examines the use of black in fashion, Taut has collaborated with the MoMu to present a programme that extends the discourses explored at the MoMu in that exhibition.

The event will open with a presentation by the cultural historian Emmanuelle Dirix (also a contributor to the MoMu project) who is well known for her work examining relationship between fashion’s representations of women and the cultural narratives arising around them, perhaps most notably for examining the apocryphal – yet ubiquitous- folklore surrounding Chanel’s invention of ‘the little black dress’.

Her presentation will segue into a panel discussion that will take ‘the little black dress’ and the use of black in women’s fashion to examine some of the other narratives, ideas and social mores arising from them. They will they consider how designers have channelled the use of black to specific ends and, indeed, what such statements might reveal about contemporaneous society. By considering the fashion creative’s experience, it is also hoped that some insight will be shed into examining how those currently working in presenting images of fashion within current media need to react to the canon of black as colour; what scope for creativity remains? And they will also look at how artists or underground movements have reacted, whether by resistance or appropriation, to the dominant discourses linking women’s recent and contemporary fashion to the colour black.

Panellists include:

Emmanuelle Dirix: cultural and fashion historian.
Laurent Dombrowicz: fashion creative at large & Fashion Director for So Chic Magazine; Contributing Fashion Editor for Vogue Korea
Vanalyne Green: American artist and one of generation associated with a consciously feminist practice
Brigitte Stepputtis: Head of Couture, Vivienne Westwood
Dirix, Emmanuelle
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Dirix, Emmanuelle
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Dirix, Emmanuelle (2010) Taut - that certain tension between fashion and art. Trajector Art Fair Brussels 2010, Belgium.

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Abstract

Shades of Black- Presentation & Panel Discussion

Saturday 24 April –commences 16:00

Coinciding with the recent opening of a substantial exhibition at the Fashion Museum in Antwerp that examines the use of black in fashion, Taut has collaborated with the MoMu to present a programme that extends the discourses explored at the MoMu in that exhibition.

The event will open with a presentation by the cultural historian Emmanuelle Dirix (also a contributor to the MoMu project) who is well known for her work examining relationship between fashion’s representations of women and the cultural narratives arising around them, perhaps most notably for examining the apocryphal – yet ubiquitous- folklore surrounding Chanel’s invention of ‘the little black dress’.

Her presentation will segue into a panel discussion that will take ‘the little black dress’ and the use of black in women’s fashion to examine some of the other narratives, ideas and social mores arising from them. They will they consider how designers have channelled the use of black to specific ends and, indeed, what such statements might reveal about contemporaneous society. By considering the fashion creative’s experience, it is also hoped that some insight will be shed into examining how those currently working in presenting images of fashion within current media need to react to the canon of black as colour; what scope for creativity remains? And they will also look at how artists or underground movements have reacted, whether by resistance or appropriation, to the dominant discourses linking women’s recent and contemporary fashion to the colour black.

Panellists include:

Emmanuelle Dirix: cultural and fashion historian.
Laurent Dombrowicz: fashion creative at large & Fashion Director for So Chic Magazine; Contributing Fashion Editor for Vogue Korea
Vanalyne Green: American artist and one of generation associated with a consciously feminist practice
Brigitte Stepputtis: Head of Couture, Vivienne Westwood

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Published date: 24 April 2010
Venue - Dates: Trajector Art Fair Brussels 2010, Belgium, 2010-04-24

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Local EPrints ID: 148999
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/148999
PURE UUID: e73f7997-a98f-4b7e-9c37-24360b699a52

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Date deposited: 29 Apr 2010 13:23
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 19:31

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