Kathryn Ferguson


Dressing the Screen Exhibition : The Rise of Fashion Film

Curated by Kathryn and designed by System Sovereign X Fuur, Dressing the Screen: The Rise of Fashion Film explored the origins, history and pioneering role UK filmmakers and designers have played in the development of fashion film. An official fringe event of Digital Fashion Week (DFW) Singapore 2013 - British Exchange, Dressing the Screen was supported by the ICAS and LASALLE. It opened to the public on 28 September 2013 and ran for four weeks in the lead up to Digital Fashion Week Singapore.

Featured designers and filmmakers included SHOWstudio’s Nick Knight and Ruth Hogben, Quentin Jones, Vivienne Westwood and Henry Holland. Pivotal moments in fashion, film and technology - from pre-internet early experiments such as the early films of Ossie Clark, Zandra Rhodes and Mary Quant - to visionary technological advancements by filmmakers such as Sølve Sundsbø and Bart Hess were displayed. By Including rare and unseen archive material, the exhibition also explored the ground breaking work of female filmmakers and how they responded to shooting the female form with work by Marie Schuller, Sarah Piantadosi, Amanda Boyle for Mulberry and Elisha Smith-Leverock.