Restriction / Release documents student voices and works produced as part of Fashion and Freedom at Manchester Art Gallery.
Fashion & Freedom at Manchester Art Gallery runs from 13 May - 27 November 2016. The exhibition sees leading female fashion designers explore the profound effect the First World War had on women. It features contemporary pieces by Vivienne Westwood, Roksanda, Holly Fulton, Emilia Wickstead, J JS Lee and Sadie Williams, and the premiere of specially commissioned films by SHOWStudio and an original short by Luke Snellin. Fashion & Freedom is co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, and Manchester Art Gallery, with support from the British Fashion Council, and runs until 27 November 2016.
Fashion & Freedom is part of 14-18 NOW, a five-year programme of extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War. Working in partnership with cultural organisations UK-wide, 14-18 NOW commissions new work by leading contemporary artists across the spectrum of the visual arts and design, theatre, film, dance, digital, music, poetry and mass-participation events, inspired by the period 1914-1918.
Director: Maria Gabriella Ruban
Camera: Ben jones
Original music: Myles Sketchley Mercer