• APR 09
    Solo Exhibition
    Fashion Loves Film: Arab Fashion Past & Present + Panel Discussion


    • Solo Exhibition
    • Emerging Artists

    Dates and Opening hours

    APR 09, 2013

    Event Location

    ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts

    The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
    United Kingdom

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    • Soniya Kirpalani


    Festival favourite Fashion Loves Film returns with a special edition exploring trends across the Arab region at a time of exciting new changes.

    The programme features acclaimed Cannes Award-winning documentary DoBuy: The Fabric of Faith, which follows three Emirati women as they attempt to launch a forward-thinking fashion range in the heart of the Gulf. Alongside will be cutting-edge shorts from art-film to stop-motion satire, including How Can I Resist You, a love letter to London's Gulf fashion scene; and viral video Niquabitch, an electric response to France's 2010 ban on wearing the burka.

    Followed by an exclusive panel discussion with Kathryn Ferguson (filmmaker and Fashion Loves Film curator), Reina Lewis (Professor of Cultural Studies, University of the Arts London), Emily Harris (director, DoBuy) and Sophia Al-Maria (artist, writer and filmmaker).

    Shorts/archive/art/fashion films, 80 mins plus discussion

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