Fashion Friday


Fashion installation and conversation on fashion as the art of identity in the spirit of Grayson Perry.

Fashion installation: 10-18, Kiasma’s Lobby
Conversation: 16–18, Kiasma Seminar room, first floor

Fashion is about identity. We all wear clothes to express our personalities, feelings, and belonging to a particular group of people. Following the artist Grayson Perry’s alter ego Claire and the fashion scholar Elizabeth Wilson’s statement of fashioned individuals as “walking collages, artworks and contemporary installations”, Fashion Friday focuses on the question of identity.

How do contemporary fashion designers interpret identity as gendered, sexualized or ethnic?
How about national identity – does it play a role in fashion?

Fashion Friday consists of two parts: a fashion installation curated from the collections of Aalto University’s fashion design students, and a conversation on fashion, art and identity by leading international scholars of fashion.


Professor Hazel Clark, Parsons School of Design (New York)
Curator and fashion historian Shaun Cole, LCF – London College of Fashion (London)
Research Fellow in Sociology of Fashion Anna-Mari Almila, LCF – London College of Fashion (London)
Moderator of the conversation and curator of the installation: Professor Annamari Vänskä, Aalto University

The event is organized in collaboration with Kiasma, Friends of Kiasma and Aalto University.

Read more about Grayson Perry’s exhibition

Grayson Perry

Entrance with museum ticket (14/12 + 1 eur service fee /0 eur)
Duration of the conversation: 2 hours
Language: English

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