Fashion

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.

FASHION AT SOMERSET HOUSE:
Guy Bourdin: Image-Maker
27 November 2014 – 15 March 2015

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Knyttan: Factory of the Future
13 November 2014 – 29 March 2015

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T H E U N S E E N Emporium
13 November 2014 – 5 May 2015

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Mary Katrantzou spring/summer 2012 at London Fashion Week, September 2011
London Fashion Week

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Vodafone London Fashion Weekend
26 February – 1 March 2015

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Invitation Strictly Personal
16 February – 22 March 2015

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Fashion on Film at Somerset House - Framing Fashion: From the Margins to the Centre
Monday 23 March 19.00-20.30
£10.00 / £8.00

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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Fashion on Film at Somerset House - Kinetic Collaborations
Tuesday 24 March 19.00-20.30
Screening Room, £10.00 / £8.00

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. 

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