Saul Nash Upgrade Yourself Live

Upgrade Yourself Live with Saul Nash

Mon 28 Nov 2022
18.00 - 20.00
New Wing

Join us for a live, intimate conversation with choreographer, dancer and designer Saul Nash as he shares advice with the next generation of talent seeking careers in the creative industries. 

This edition is our final Upgrade Yourself Live of 2022 - careers advice for aspiring and emerging creative talent, direct from industry trailblazers. 

We’ll be joined by Saul Nash to share stories and career advice for the next generation of boundary-pushing creative talent.

Meet Saul Nash

Saul Nash creates contemporary technical garments that are designed for the liberation of movement. Grounded in the ethos of community, he works with a cast of dancers who invigorate an essence of family whilst delving deeper into exploring the relationship between performance and technical menswear. An understanding of the complexities and subtleties of masculinity are informed by Nash’s background as a self-taught dancer and choreographer growing up in London.

Coming from the unconventional route of performance having practiced for many years as a dancer after graduating from a BA in Performance Design at Central Saint Martins, Saul Nash received a scholarship to the eminent MA in Menswear at the Royal College of Art in 2018. Inspired by the kinetic body and the subversion of sportswear via the memories of the different people he grew up around in London, Nash’s practice extends to worn garments and their ability to liberate an individual’s identity.

Since founding his eponymous label, Nash continues to manoeuvre between performance, dance and fashion. Whilst his brand is dedicated to creating garments for movement, Nash often showcases his clothing in self or co-choreographed performances which best demonstrate how they are intended to move. His choreographic work extends across other areas of fashion and music, working on movement and videos for other brands and musicians including Neneh Cherry, Bianca Saunders and Lafawndah.

Creating fluid menswear that compromises neither function nor style, relaxed silhouettes and mesh fabrics enable movement and flow while asymmetric hems and monochromatic colorways highlight the designer’s focus on expression. Staying loyal to his roots, all limited edition styles are produced by local North East London manufacturers. Saul Nash’s curated collections foreground liberation and movement, offering a new definition of technical streetwear.

Join the live audience here at Somerset House, gain exclusive access to the full discussion and ask questions direct to Saul.

Doors open: 18.00 
Talk begins: 18.30 
Event ends: 20.00
If you can’t make it IRL, follow @somersethouse on Instagram to join on our Insta live and submit AMA questions for Saul from the comfort of your phone.

About Upgrade Yourself Live

A space to hear from trailblazing creatives and industry experts, pick up the hacks and be inspired, Upgrade Yourself is a series of interactive talks and workshops produced by Somerset House. In front of a live audience and streamed live, sessions unpick alternative career pathways in the creative industries – whether behind the scenes or at the forefront – connecting young creatives and high-profile creative industry gamechangers. Upgrade Yourself is aimed at people aged 18-30 who are looking to unlock their creative potential and work out what their next steps are.