Somerset House has hosted London Fashion Week since 2009, we are also home to fashion designer Corrie Nielsen, who has a studio in our building. We have programmed several fashion exhibitions in recent years including SHOWstudio: Fashion Revolution, which was a collaboration with renowned fashion photographer Nick Knight, Dior Illustrated: René Gruau and the Line of Beauty, a fashion illustration exhibition, a display highlighting Matthew Williamson’s work in our Courtyard Rooms and 20 Years of Dazed & Confused Magazine in the Terrace Rooms.
Read about our other exhibitions below.
Gender, sexuality, beauty, age, ethnic identity, what does their re-articulations mean in the context of today’s fashion? A select panel discuss image-makers that challenge the stereotypes and ask what role fashion film plays in within wider visual culture.
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Who ‘owns’ the vision for fashion films? Is the filmmaker a creator or a mere conduit and what exactly are the processes that these collaborations follow? A panel discussion exploring the different motivations and roles in these particular contexts, questionning interpretation, authorship and creative control.