Cité internationale de la dentelle et de la mode Calais France
18 janvier – 31 décembre 2015
Visitors are invited to enter the heart of the process of creating. Sarah Arnett and Kim Hunt, of the British design studio Modern Love, define themselves as “digital settlers”, as applied to a person born and instructed in a non-digital world, but who integrates the use of technologies in their work.. The year-long exhibition aims to experiment the possible relations between traditional craft work and digital technologies in the fields of textiles and fashion.
The exhibition begins with the designer’s studio which presents different hand-crafted elements and digital productions: inspirational board, digital prints, sketches and patrons, either physically or virtually present. The following section presents a selection of fashion pieces issued from the spring-summer 2015 Modern Love collection, associated with photo shoots. The final section offers an interactive space in which visitors can follow or participate on the exhibition blog, touch textile samplers or become apprentice textile designers and publish their creations on the blog.
Special moments will be organised throughout the year, be that through presentations by the artists or specific workshops destined for art, fashion and design students, as well as others for the general public.