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New Borders, New Boundaries: Fashion in a Shifting World

The symposium explores how fashion reacts to, processes, and embraces the global crisis of borders and displacement, engaging academics and a number of young designers from Austria, Ukraine and UK.

Within the framework of the accompanying exhibition  Post-Soviet Visions: image and identity in the new Eastern Europe, a day-long symposium explores the shifting borders of fashion and immigration through the eyes of academics and young designers. Historically, the phenomenon of fashion was viewed with suspicion in the socialist world, while socialist fashion was frowned upon in the West. Yet the recent burst of creativity and energy in the region has resulted in designers from the New East becoming some of the hottest names in the global fashion world. The symposium will feature designers from Austria, Ukraine and the UK who creatively draw on their heritage to examine how fashion reacts to and embraces global borders and the crisis of displacement. The Vienna based Ilija Milicic of the label Hvala Ilija takes part in the conversation as well, discussing his move from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Post-Soviet Visions: image and identity in the new Eastern Europe
A group show of photography from the New East

Post-Soviet Visions: image and identity in the new Eastern Europe is a group show of photography exploring new visual representations of lifestyle and landscape in Eastern Europe. The exhibition gathers the work of a young generation of artists rising to prominence a quarter century after the end of Communism.

10:45am — Designer Interview: Ilija Milicic, Hvala Ilija with Anastasiia Fedorova

17 March 2018
Calvert 22 Foundation
Calver Avenue 22
E2 7JP London

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