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Leading British fashion designers and visual artists collaborate in a ground-breaking series of works commissioned as part of the London 2012 Festival.

Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion is an opportunity to acknowledge and promote the longstanding relationship between fashion and art, and a celebration of London’s role as a creative capital, a place where artists of all kinds congregate and inspire one another.

The pairs were given a completely open brief to see what would emerge from the dialogue between their respective disciplines. The results encompass sculpture, video, music and photography.

The project was conceived by the BFC/Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation, a charity which aims to foster collaboration between the world of fashion and the visual arts, opera, dance, theatre and film, and has been realised in partnership with the Mayor of London.

Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion is a part of the London 2012 Festival, a spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Featuring: Hussein Chalayan + Gavin Turk Giles Deacon + Jeremy Deller Mary Katrantzou + Mark Titchner Nicholas Kirkwood + Simon Periton Peter Pilotto + Francis Upritchard Jonathan Saunders + Jess Flood-Paddock Paul Smith + Charming Baker Stephen Jones + Cerith Wyn Evans Matthew Williamson + Mat Collishaw

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Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion

Hussein Chalayan, Gavin Turk, Giles Deacon, Jeremy Deller, Mary Katrantzou, Mark Titchner, Nicholas Kirkwood, Simon Periton, Peter Pilotto, Francis Upritchard, Jonathan Saunders, Jess Flood-Paddock, Paul Smith, Charming Baker, Stephen Jones, Cerith Wyn Evans, Matthew Williamson, Mat Collishaw

Susanna Greeves