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Found in Translation: MA Media and Communication Showcase at House of Vans

SEEN attended the preview for this year’s MA Media and Communication Found in Translation in the underground House of Vans, which is in itself worth a visit. It was the perfect venue for the postgraduate showcase.


The eight-day exhibition, taking place from 16th February to 26th February, will showcase new graduating talent with work from MA Fashion Curation, MA Fashion Journalism, MA Fashion Photography, MA Fashion Media Production, MA Costume for Performance, MA Fashion Cultures and Graduate Diploma in Fashion Media Styling.


In an age of media convergence, these are the new linguists, speaking across multiple languages using word, image, object, space, sound and body to propose new fashion narratives, meanings and spaces.


This exciting interactive and multi-disciplinary exhibition will be combined with a series of related events, talks and workshops that spotlights a new generation of communicators, practitioners and researchers. London College of Fashion and House of Vans will bring together fashion and music, style and talent for an unforgettable eight-day run.


Professor Frances Corner OBE, Head of London College of Fashion, and Pro-Vice Chancellor of UAL said: “We are delighted to be presenting the work from our MA Media and Communication courses at House of Vans this year. The progressive and innovative spaces allow us to showcase graduating student work in an interactive and immersive way, with the additional series of events and workshops giving visitors the chance to experience first-hand, MA courses from Media and Communication at London College of Fashion.”


Nilgin Yusuf, School of Media and Communication Creative Director said: “Found in Translation is the first ever standalone exhibition of LCF’s Postgraduate Media and Communication work and will spotlight a new generation of multi-platform communicators who work across print, screen and experimental to fashion new narratives and spaces.


House of Vans is a fantastic environment to show the richness of what we offer at LCF, which is why as well as the exhibition, we have scheduled an exciting programme of workshops and events. Found in Translation at the House of Vans will be a place to experience and discover new creative talent.”

Highlights from the running programme of events include:

Friday 17th February | 4 – 7pm
Presented by the Centre for Fashion Curation at LCF, an evening of talks, films and panel discussions to explore the practice of fashion curation from multiple perspectives. Bought to you from LCF’s Fashion Curation team, this will be an opportunity to dig deeper into the importance of this discipline in the context of fashion narratives, history and preservation.


Sun 19th February | 12.30 – 1.45pm
An increasing number of fashion’s image-makers are female and making waves in this once male-dominated world. New graduate talent from London College of Fashion, including Clara Giaminardi and Camilla Glorioso, will present their work and discuss the relevance of gender in fashion photography.


Sun 19th February | 3 – 5pm
Selfridges’ in-house film maker and LCF researcher, Kathryn Ferguson’s work has throughout her career explored female identity and representation. Through fashion film, Ferguson is able to speak with mainstream audiences and present thought-provoking messages. This will be an opportunity to see Ferguson’s work in the round and hear the filmmaker discuss her unique perspective with Nilgin Yusuf.


Saturday 25th February | 3 – 5pm
In an age of super-fast online transmission, do sub-cultures still have a chance to develop and grow? Two documentaries commissioned by i-D’s Talent Producer and LCF alumni, Declan Higgins will be screened and a panel discussion chaired by Caryn Franklin will examine the current state of global sub-cultures.

Other exclusive events planned include masterclasses on fashion photography, filmmaking and styling, digital fashion and culture talks, film screenings, and panel discussions. SEEN was struck by the high calibre of talent on show, particularly the fashion photography, and recommends that you see this groundbreaking showcase.

All events are free. For the full programme of events please see the LCF website

Free to enter:
Thursday 16th February – Sunday 26th February 2017
(venue closed 20, 21, 22 February)

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