Lara Torres
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Whataboutery 8: towards non-materialistic understanding of fashion

Whataboutery 8

State of Fashion in Arnhem, The Netherlands

Towards non-materialistic understanding of fashion

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Whataboutery 8: towards non-materialistic understanding of fashion
José Teunissen leads the debate on the theme ‘#imagination’ and enters into dialogue with the researchers and academics behind the research project Transfashional. This project was initiated in 2016 with the intention to highlight practices which seek to expand disciplinary boundaries, merging fashion with visual and performing arts, design, architecture and other creative domains. Combining prefix ‘trans’ with adjective ‘fashional’, this newly coined term aims to launch a challenge to move beyond fashion as we know it. How does fashion, as an industry and as a system, redefine and renew itself?

Lara Torres is a senior lecturer and course leader for the MA Fashion and Textiles at the School of Art and Design, University of Portsmouth (UK). The fashion research by Torres as a PhD student at the London College of Fashion is at the cutting edge of fashion design, visual art and the practice and theory of film. She researches the field of fashion, fashion criticism and fashion films in the 21st century.
Naomi Filmer challenges the boundaries of what defines jewellery, focusing on the relationship between body, object and the absence of an object. After completing an MA degree in Metalwork and Jewellery at the Royal College of Art, London, Filmer built her reputation through catwalk collaborations with designers such as Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan and Anne Valerie Hash.
Dobrila Denegri is an art historian and curator born in Belgrade and based in Rome. Since 2010, she is professor of contemporary art and fashion curating at Polimoda in Florence. She is the curator of the Transfashional research project.

DATES
Friday 20 July, 19:30 – 21:30
Doors open: 19:30
Start debate: 20:00
WHERE
Main location State of Fashion 2018 (Nieuwe Kade 1, 6827 AA Arnhem) | Het ketelhuis