Fashion is often regarded, especially in academic settings, as a frivolous interest. IDENTITIES is a student-run fashion show at Harvard College that aims to display undergraduates’ creative voices and represent fashion as the art form that it is. IDENTITIES allows students to gain hands-on experience in a setting identical to any professional fashion show; students plan and execute the 500+ person event by themselves. Besides providing a creative outlet for those interested in fashion, we strive to display diversity – in race, nationality, and perspective – with our models, featured designers, and board members. We also look to feature emerging designers from as many backgrounds as possible to give a comprehensive view into the richly diverse world of fashion. Our 2015 show will take place in Northwest Labs on April 4.

IDENTITIES centers around the Leadership of the Arts Award given annually to an active member of the fashion community that, through his or her innovation and ingenuity, has left a significant impact on the way we view clothing. We honor the designer’s understanding of the true impact fashion can have on an individual mode of expression, as well as their contributions to advance the phenomenological understanding that lies beyond the fabric. Past recipients include Jen Kao, Anna Sui, and Vera Wang (pictured below).

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London Fashion Week moves to Soho for spring/summer 2016

This September the 62nd edition of LFW, a global highlight on the international fashion calendar, will move to Brewer Street in the heart of Soho. This new central London location fulfils the BFC’s goal to host London Fashion Week in the West End, providing an epicentre for a city-wide fashion celebration with close proximity to major retail spaces.

Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture, said: “Brewer Street Car Park as the host venue is a brilliant development for London Fashion Week. With its position in Soho, it is at the heart of an area that has long been associated with fashion and creativity in general. I am sure the move will literally drive even more interest in one of the most important sectors for our economy.”

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