Is Fashion Art? – Hangout on Air



In our fourth ‘Hangout on Air’, Miranda Sawyer is joined by V&A curator Oriole Cullen, designer Stephen Jones and fashion historian Amber Butchart, as well as online contributors Disneyrollergirl and Rory Hutton, for a lively discussion about fashion and art.

Miranda Sawyer is a journalist, writer and broadcaster covering a wide range of interests, including music, art, radio and theatre. She is currently a feature writer and radio critic for The Observer, and is a regular arts critic in print and on television and radio. Miranda is also on the board of Tate Members.

Stephen Jones is a fashion designer specialising in millinery. In 2012 he participated in the Art + Collision project, acknowledging and promoting the longstanding relationship between fashion and art. In addition, his hats are collected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Louvre in Paris.

Oriole Cullen is senior Curator of Contemporary Fashion and the Fashion In Motion series at the Victoria and Albert Museum. She has been at the V&A since 2006 and during this time has curated Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones, and worked with leading designers including Stephen Jones, Gareth Pugh, Yohji Yamamoto and Erdem.

Amber Butchart is Associate Lecturer in Cultural & Historical Studies at the London College of Fashion, and hosts a regular ‘In Conversation’ series at the V&A museum, focusing on the costumed body in performance and fashion. In addition, Amber co-presents a weekly radio show, on Jazz FM, as half of the DJ duo Broken Hearts.

Navaz, aka Disneyrollergirl, is a freelance fashion editor and consultant. Her popular blog was launched in 2007 as an ‘anonymous fashion insider’, whilst employed as a full time fashion director on a London magazine. Navaz uses her blog to write about her encounters working in the fashion industry.

Rory is an Irish born fashion designer. In 2013 his debut menswear accessories line was launched by Fortnum & Mason of Piccadilly, and more recently the prestigious Brown Thomas in Dublin. Rory is a frequent visitor to Tate Britain and draws much inspiration from the Pre-Raphaelite’s love of nature.

This is an archived version of the ‘Fashion meets Art’ Hangout On Air that took place on 20 November 2013 at Tate Britain: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/special-event/fashion-meets-art-hangout-on-air

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