The exclusive pieces specially commissioned by the BFC/Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation for Britain Creates 2012, will be unveiled tomorrow at a VIP Gala fundraising event at The Old Selfridges Hotel. Monies raised from the gala will form part of a bursary to encourage and support emerging artists and designers and to help encourage future collaborations. The art works will be sold by auction in association with Phillips de Pury and Company at the gala event. We will be live Tweeting from the event - join the conversation #BritainCreates. Check back tomorrow for event galleries and video highlights. www.britaincreates.com
Preview the collaborative works before the Gala: Britain Creates 2012 has provided a unique opportunity to celebrate and strengthen the longstanding relationships between fashion designers and visual artists. See the final works of the 9 pairs.
The Britain Creates project is recorded for posterity in a box set which includes two books, nine posters of the finished artworks along with a CD containing an audio track collaboration. Published by Booth-Clibborn Editions. Buy the book here.
After Wednesday's Gala, all pieces created for Britain Creates will be
exhibited to the public at the V&A in South Kensington throughout
the London 2012 Festival at the 'Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art
Collusion' exhibition. Find out more...
On Friday, a Britain Creates installation went on display in Selfridges' 'Wonder Windows' - go see it now! Then during August, following the V&A exhibition, the works will be displayed in store. You can also buy the accompanying book and merchandise in the concept store. Find out more...
Header imagery (left to right): 'Arch' by Peter
Pilotto + Francis Upritchard. Photographer: Steven White. 'Untitled' by
Giles Deacon + Jeremy Deller. Photographer: Gautier Deblonde. Sir Paul
Smith + Charming Baker. Photographer: Gautier Deblonde.
Thumb imagery (top to bottom):
Lepiszoulo by Matthew Williamson + Mat Collishaw. Photographer: Steven
White. The Box Set. 'Life' by Jonathan Saunders + Jess Flood-Paddock. Photographer: Matthew Hollow. Giles Deacon + Jeremy Deller works in the windows of Selfridges. Photographer: Rob Harper.