THREAD will be updated every day during February 2012 highlighting certain creative collaborations between art and fashion. This is a project by TROVE, a contemporary art gallery in Birmingham, UK.
The End: Thank You

From everyone at TROVE we would like to especially say thank you to:

Charlie Levine 
Dan Salisbury
Sophie Bancroft 
Lauren Cookson 
Kate Spence 
Kate Eagle
Annabel Dover
Elly Clarke 
Ed Wakefield 
Trevor Pitt 
Ryan Hughes 
Shamrez Marawat
Amy O’callaghan
Uber Brum 
And a great big thank you to you, our audience.
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The End: TROVE

TROVE, based in Birmingham, UK, runs a monthly changing contemporary art programme.  Mainly located at the old Science and Industry Museum in the Jewellery Quarter, they have also exhibited in Curzon Street Station & The Vaults, Birmingham, Fargo, Coventry, Minnie Weisz Studio, London, The Burlington Fine Art Club, Manchester and DownStairs Gallery, Hereford.  TROVE are committed to investing in and contributing to the Birmingham art scene.  TROVEs programme is a mix of young up and coming artist solo shows and large scale international group shows.  THREAD is TROVEs first online only exhibition.

http://TROVE.org.uk

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The End

THREAD, TROVEs February 2012 exhibition, was based solely online.  The posts below were daily updates from TROVE staff as well as three audience members.  All the posts are about art and fashion, the crossovers between both topics and what happens when they meet.  The tumblr blog, therefore, being the perfect format for display.  Following in TROVEs remit to showcase young up and comings with larger named artists, this platform worked perfectly to showcase artists such as Amy O’callaghan next to Grayson Perry, to show local designer Shamrez Marawat alongside Mary Katrantzou, and style icon Grace Jones next to the humble (yet often iconic) band t-shirt.

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THREAD from the Audience: Über Brum 29/02/12

I like attention to detail, I like to see the accessories and little bits and pieces people are wearing so I always take close up shots, it’s not enough to have just one nice part of an outfit it has to be the complete thing for me to capture it.

Find out more about Über Brum here and here.

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THREAD from the Audience: Über Brum 29/02/12

I believe that people’s fashion choices are an expression of their influences and their personality but also a reaction to their surroundings. With Über Brum I want to capture Birmingham’s style but also it’s creativity, I want Über Brum to be a document of what Birmingham looks like now at this period of time but I’m not happy to just document anyone’s style, I try to look for the creative and the interesting outfits, sometimes the strange and the wonderful but also just an outfit that seems to be really well considered. 

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THREAD from the Audience: Über Brum 29/02/12

 

Über Brum started in April 2009 as a response to the growing number of street style blogs popping up from cities all over the world and my desire that Birmingham didn’t get left behind. I wanted to show that style is everywhere, that it’s not just contained to the traditional glamourous fashion cities of London, Paris or Milan. 



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Daniel Salisbury: The Art of the T-shirt 28/2/2012

A Brief History of the T-Shirt.

 With the rise in the T-shirt being used to get a mesage across artists became more interested with how this simple piece of clothing could change so much. A hero of mine and many others, Kevin Lyons used screen printing during the 90’s to create his own T-shirts with political, anti-racism messages and illustrations. These became huge within the hip-hop scene in New York but also with what is now the T-shirt driven, sneakerhead, blog dynasty that we live in. 

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More and more artists are using the T-shirt as a canvas, taking advantage of the form being a cheap and effective way of people owning artwork, alongside the potential of advertisement for the artist. An artist I know through seeing people wearing his T-shirts is once Birmingham, now Berlin, based Illustrator/artist Darren John. Even fine art has seen the use of T-shirts as a canvas for art work through artists such as African/Dutch painter and Photographer Peter Klashorst who created a series of T-shirts for his own brand  Bullshit Artist.

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In short the T-shirt is here to stay in every corner of the creative world whether its illustration, music or fine art, The t-shirt will always be the most creative thing anyone can own.

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Daniel Salisbury: The Art of the T-shirt 28/2/2012

A Brief History of T-shirts.

Everyone owns at least one t-shirt. It’s impossible not too. T-shirts surely are the staple item of clothing. They are inexpensive and easy to wear with pretty much anything. They can also be the item with the most impact.

During the mid eighties a new trend appeared on T-shirts, big, bold Slogans. The band Frankie Goes to Hollywood was possibly most famous for using this style of design when they released the single Relax in 1984 (which was promptly banned from being played by the BBC). Their T-shirts were designed by Paul Morley who steered the marketing to be as provocative as the band with slogans like “Frankie says Arm the Unemployed” and "Frankie says War! Hide Yourself" and later with the release of Relax, their most famous T-shirt  “Frankie Says Relax”.

This style wasn’t invented by Morley but by Katharine Hamnett who’s use of bold type was a way of getting her political messages across and has since been used in the same way as well as being parodied. Hamnett actually wore one of her T-shirts with the slogan “58% DONT WANT PERSHING” when she met with the p

Prime Minister of the time, Margaret Thatche,r as a statement against having Pershing missiles in the UK.

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Daniel Salisbury: The Art of the T-shirt 28/2/2012

A Brief History of the T-shirt

The exact date the first T-shirt was made is one to be argued as it was never recorded but it started making it’s appearence in the during 19th century. It evolved through an undergarment called a Union Suit (an all-in-one underwear) being cut into seperate top and bottom halves. T-shirts as a garment became popular in the Untied States when they became a standard issuse in the U.S Navy round the time of the Spanish American War in 1898, they were a white cotton short-sleeved undershirt made to be worn under a uniform. The T-shirt then was used as an under shirt to a uniform for workers in industry as they were cheap, easy to clean and were lightweight.

It wasnt until the 1950’s when Marlon Brando famously wore a t-shirt as a casual item in the film A Street Car Named Desire that it’s everyday popularity soared.

From this point on the T-shirt became a stand alone item which would echo down the years being used for more than just fashion, from being wearable art and used for protests, to being used as and for advertising campaigns.

One of the most famous and iconic T-shirts ever made is still worn by people today designed over 30 years ago by Milton Glaser.

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Charlie Levine Presents: Central St. Martin’s LFW Highlights Feb 2012 28/02/12

Central Saint Martins student - Yifang Wan

Central Saint Martins student - Yulia Kondranina

Central Saint Martins student - Yulia Kondranina

For more pictures of the collection from London Fashion Week click here

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Charlie Levine Presents: Central St. Martin’s LFW Highlights Feb 2012 28/02/12

Central Saint Martins student - Sabine Brytesson 

Central Saint Martins student - Sabine Brytesson

Central Saint Martins student - Timur Kim

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Charlie Levine Presents: Central St. Martin’s LFW Highlights Feb 2012 28/02/12

Central Saint Martins student - Kenji Kawasumi 

Journalism graduates have joined the industry as editors and writers for such publications as: Acne Paper, Dazed and Confused, Elle, ES Magazine, Evening Standard, Harpers Bazaar, I-D, Independent, Marie Claire, Self Service, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, Vogue, Vogue.com, Vogue-China and Vogue-Russia.

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Charlie Levine Presents: Central St. Martin’s LFW Highlights Feb 2012 28/02/12

Central Saint Martins student - Hiroko Nakajima

Others are actively influencing fashion as design directors and designers behind such corporate companies as: Acne Jeans, ADIDAS, Alecander Wang, Balenciaga, Balmain, Bally, Banana Republic, Burburry, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Chloe, Christian Dior, Celine, DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karen, Dries Van Noten, Gucci, Issey Miyake, Jil Sander, Karl Largerfeld, Lanvin, Levis, Louis Vuitton, Phillip Lim, Marc Jacobs, Marni, Prada, Sonya Rykiel, Stella McCartney, Topshop, Umbro, Valentino, Versace, Viktor & Rolf and Yves Saint Laurent.

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Charlie Levine Presents: Central St. Martin’s LFW Highlights Feb 2012 28/02/12

Central Saint Martins student - Helen Lawrence 

Many graduates from the MA Fashion Course have chosen to build up reputations under their own labels such as: Alexander McQueen, Ann-Sofie Back, Ashish Basso and Brooke Bora Aksu, Christian Blanken, Christopher Kane, Christopher Shannon, David Koma, Eley Kishimoto, Emma Cook, J JS Lee, Jonathan Saunders, Kim Jones, Louise Grat, Maarten Van Der Horst, Marios Schwab, Mark Fast, Marques Almeida, Mary Katrantzou, Machael Van Der Ham, Omar Kashoura, Peter Jensen, Richard Nicoll, Roksanda Ilincic, Simone Rocha, Sophia Kikisalaki, Thomas Tait and Todd Lynn.

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Charlie Levine Presents: Central St. Martin’s LFW Highlights Feb 2012 28/02/12

Central St. Martins student - Erna Einarsdottir

The MA Fashion Course at Central Saint Martins is a taught course of international reputation specifically for graduates who wish to pursue long term careers in the fashion, textile and communication industries. The course offers womenswear, menswear, knitwear, textiles for fashion, journalism and accessories graduates the opportunity to work close together and its aim is to produce professional and individual designers and communicators.

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