As part of Norwich Fashion Week, Norwich University of the Arts hosts an evening of talks, discussion and display of work that addresses issues of tradition, craftsmanship and innovation.
Designers including Korlekie and Daniel Harris of the London Cloth Company and student work will be exhibited to complement the ideas and practice of invited designers, makers and creatives who are exploring ways in which the traditional and cutting-edge can be fused to achieve new possibilities for the design and promotion of contemporary fashion and textiles. The theme of the evening will be the unexpected outcomes of employing traditional craftsmanship techniques integrated with newer technologies and combining heritage fabrics and classic fibres with unexpected materials.
Speakers, Beatrice Korlekie Newman, Daniel Harris and Nick Thompson, co-founder of Knit, an award winning creative agency based in Norwich, will talk about their work and share insights on their innovative practice.
The event will take place on Wednesday 11 March at NUA’s Duke Street Building with exhibition viewing from 5.30pm and talks from 6.30pm to 7.45pm.
Tickets are £10 including a complimentary drink, to purchase your tickets visit our Online store.
The Exhibition will be open on Thursday 12 March, 10 – 5pm and Friday 13 March 10 – 2pm
Design by Beatrice Korlekie Newman, Photography by Benjamin Madgwick, Styling by Tom Eerebout, Set Design by Katherine Webb, Hair by Amber-Rose Peake, Makeup by Aj Juttle
Tiger of Sweden Tartan Suit made from a bespoke tartan designed and woven by the London Cloth Company
Interactive window devised by Knit to promote Hiut Denim at Rivet and Hide, London. By touching icons on the window printed in conductive ink, customers could hear the story of the Hiut brand and get details on the product.
Daniel Harris of the London Cloth Company weaving traditional cloth using original Victorian looms, photography by Julian Love