• MAY 18 to MAY 19
    Educational
    A Weekend with BLITZ Magazine

    Category

    • Educational
    • Contemporary

    Dates and Opening hours

    MAY 18 to MAY 19, 2013

    Event Location

    ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts

    The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
    United Kingdom

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    Information

    We are delighted to celebrate the launch of Iain R. Webb’s new book As Seen in BLITZ: Fashioning '80s Style with a series of special events. Over the weekend there will be a pop-up show in the ICA Theatre curated by former editor Iain R Webb, a series of talks with special guests, and film screenings.

    As Seen in BLITZ: Fashioning '80s Style focuses on 1980s style and culture and includes a wealth of stunning visuals, text and interviews celebrating the deeply influential pages of BLITZ.

    In London at the start of the 1980s, three new style magazines emerged to define an era. It was a time of change: post punk before the digital age and at the dawn of a hedonistic club scene that saw the birth of the New Romantics. On the pages of BLITZ, The Face and i-D, a new breed of young iconoclasts hoped to inspire revolution. As BLITZ magazine's fashion editor from 1982-87, Iain R. Webb was at the centre of this world. His images manipulated fashion to explore ideas of transformation, beauty, glamour and sex. The magazine's arresting, subversive fashion pages, and its profiles of disparate designers and creative types, let the imagination run free.

    The cast of characters and contributors include Leigh Bowery, Amanda Cazalet, Boy George, Princess Julia, Nick Knight, David LaChapelle, Paul Morley and Anna Piaggi. Featured designers include Bodymap, Judy Blame, Dean Bright, Comme Des Garçons, Jasper Conran, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Katharine Hamnett, Hermès, Pam Hogg, Marc Jacobs, Stephen Jones, Calvin Klein, Andrew Logan, Issey Miyake, Franco Moschino, Rifat Ozbek, Antony Price and Vivienne Westwood.

    "We're thrilled to be hosting the launch of As Seen in BLITZ. It's incredible to think who passed through the pages of BLITZ magazine - Malcolm McLaren, Madonna, Daniel Day-Lewis... I couldn't have survived the 80s without it." Gregor Muir, Executive Director, ICA

    There is an invitation only book launch on Friday 17 May. Copies of As Seen in BLITZ: Fashioning '80s Style will be on sale in the ICA Bookshop.

    Details of the full programme and ticket prices will be announced shortly.

    With thanks to ACC Publishing Group.

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