Art & Fashion: Under the Influence

Royal Academy of Arts

2 Nov 2018


8.30 - 9.45 am

Special Event: Breakfast at 5 Carlos Place

All ticket holders of Art & Fashion: Under the Influence are invited to join us for breakfast at 5 Carlos Place for a preview of House of Voltaire ceramicist John Booth's new installation. 


10 - 10.30 am 


Registration will take place at the Royal Academy of Arts from 10 am. Frieze Academy staff will be on hand to guide you back to the RA from 5 Carlos Place. 


10.30 am


Tim Blanks, Editor-at-Large, The Business of Fashion
Nick Chapin, Director of Publishing, Frieze

10.40 am: 

Ways of Seeing: Art and Fashion Photography

Beyond selling, what is the deeper story behind fashion photography? How do artists and photographers who straddle both the art and fashion industries differentiate between the two?


Juno Calypso, artist 

Nigel Shafran, photographer and artist 

Moderated by Jo Ellison, Fashion Editor, Financial Times


11.15 am 

Dressing the Future: How can Technology Enhance Cultural Expression? 

Technological change is rapid and in perpetuity; our relationship to materials is also transforming. Hussein Chalayan is a designer whose work has consistently created pioneering statements about the body whilst embracing the latest in technology. How does he see technology’s impact on fashion?


Hussein Chalayan, designer 

In Conversation with Emily King, curator


11.50 am

The Power of Narrative: Assembling Significant Moments in Fashion 

The fashion industry collaborates extensively with sound designers, performance artists, choreographers, illustrators, designers and technicians, a cross-pollination that helps to expand visions and transform projects into compelling events. How do these collaborations operate?


Michel Gaubert, sound designer 

Julie Verhoeven, illustrator and designer 

Moderated by Tim Blanks, Editor-at-Large, The Business of Fashion


12.25 pm

Curating Fashion: Fashion as Art 

On a global scale, fashion exhibitions are becoming more and more prevalent in art institutions. From collecting, to mounting, to curating, what are the challenges of curating fashion within an art institution?


Judith Clark, fashion curator

Bob Verhelst, artistic director and scenographer

Moderated by Tim Marlow, Artistic Director, Royal Academy of Arts 


1 - 1.45 pm 

Lunch, served in John Madejski Fine Rooms of Burlington House 


1.45 pm: 

Diversity in Art and Fashion: How Can it be Cultivated?

With a long way to go, both industries are starting to take a much-needed shift in approach to race, sexuality, and gender. We ask key creative practitioners how they use their own work to create awareness and explore these challenges.


Campbell Addy, photographer and filmmaker

Jenn Nkiru, filmmaker

Wilson Oryema, artist and writer

Moderated by Ekow Eshun, writer and curator


2.20 pm 

Creative Disruption: The Interaction Between Art and Fashion 

The change of a value system where fashion item and art object overlap asks whether the former can be treated as a work of collectable art. How is the market for fashion and art changing?


Peter Saville, artist and designer 

Anthony Symonds, designer

Moderated by Shahidha Bari, writer, academic and commentator 



3 - 3.10pm 

Afternoon break


3.10 pm

The Influence 

We will look at the impact of art and culture on the life of highly-acclaimed artistic director Kim Jones.


Kim Jones, Artistic Director, Dior Homme

In conversation with Tim Blanks, Editor-at-Large, The Business of Fashion 


3.45 pm

Closing remarks with Tim Blanks. 


4 - 6 pm 

Drinks reception at Fortnum & Mason 

3 and 6 Bar, 3rd floor 

181 Piccadilly

London W1A 1ER