With lockdowns taking over the globe, literally everything is happening online—and the fashion world has also found a new home on the internet.
French designer Simon Porte Jacquemus started the industry’s newest trend by taking on a teaching position with the Institut Français de la Mode. Now, more fashion heavyweights are making the same move thanks to Alexander McQueen’s Sarabande Foundation.
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SARABANDE SESSIONS goes live tomorrow. A selection of inspirational and creative Sarabande talks streaming live into your home for limited (lockdown) period. Our first free online talk – the fabulous Academy Award winning Colleen Atwood and Eddie Redmayne discussing The Clothing of the Character – will go live on our website from 5pm GMT tomorrow, Friday 27 March. New talks will be added every day at 5! THERE’S MORE, if there's been a speaker you've really loved and would jump at the chance to revisit then please comment on this post or email us at [email protected] and we’ll get your favourites up on #SarabandeSessions
The foundation is bringing together the industry’s biggest names for a series of talks that are free to attend (virtually, of course). Ever dreamt of fashion insights from Molly Goddard? Now is your chance. Titled the Sarabande Sessions, the online courses will see the British designer in conversation with legendary photographer Tim Walker—whose exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum just closed.
With talks taking place every single day, there’s a lot to look forward to. Samuel Ross, the LVMH prize finalist and designer behind A-Cold-Wall, will also be taking part in the series. For their ‘inspiration series’, fashion designer Thom Browne and Tim Blanks will take part in a discussion.
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TUNE IN 5PM GMT! First up in #SarabandeSessions are Oscar winners Colleen Atwood and Eddie Redmayne!! The pair discussed Colleen’s remarkable career as a Costume Designer, touching on her life, inspirations and practice. Colleen has won four Academy Awards for her work in costume and has designed for films such as Edward Scissorhands, Memoirs Of A Geisha, Chicago, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Silence of the Lambs. Head over to our website to watch the full video! (Link in bio)
The online lectures have already seen four-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood in conversation about her winning costume designs with Eddie Redmayne. Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director of Jewellery and Watches Francesca Amfitheatrof discussed her life and career with former British Vogue fashion features director Harriet Quick.
In case you missed these, don’t worry. All past and upcoming series are available on the foundation’s website.