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New partnership to match up-and-coming fashion talent on projects

Published: Sunday, 30 October 2016   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

A new partnership between the British Fashion Council and the Royal Academy Schools will see a project created that will match up-and-coming talent in visual arts and fashion.

The Fashion Arts Commission project will match fashion designers on the NEWGEN MEN and NEWGEN course – one of the most internationally recognised talent identification schemes which showcases and promotes new designer businesses – with graduates from the Royal Academy schools.

Once partnered on the project, they will work to create artworks that will form part of an auction by Christie’s, which will be on display at the beginning of November at Christie’s King Street gallery in London.

The money subsequently raised from the auction will go back into the BFC Fashion Arts Foundations, which aims to nurture collaborations and foster relationships between fashion, film, music and art talent.

Push innovation and creativity

British Fashion Council CEO Caroline Rush MBE said of the project: “Cross-cultural partnerships help push innovation and creativity and having the fashion and art industries working together allows the participants to share knowledge and practices.”

The Fashion Art Commissions project aims to set about inspiring young people within the industry and create content, with all the funds that are generated going to future designers and artists.

Paola Saracino Fendi, Head of Online Auction, Post-War & Contemporary Art Department, at Christie’s London, believes that the partnerships between the aspiring graduates have the potential to be a huge success.

A large focus for the project is to bring together talented creatives from very different backgrounds and cultures, and give them a chance to show off their skills.

As a result, graduates will be given the chance to show gain valuable experience whilst also working on practical projects.

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