Reconstruction: Cultural Heritage and the Making of Contemporary Fashion
IVS Gallery, Karachi, 10th-16th March 2012.
The British Council partnered with the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture to present the travelling Reconstruction exhibition in Karachi. The exhibition showcased the work of 7 UK-based fashion designers, and the cultural references that influenced their design.
The exhibition opened with a catwalk show presenting the work of Pakistani designer FnkAsia, and continued with a concurrent series of talks and workshops on fashion PR, photography and exhibitions. Tet from Nissen Richards Studio went out to Karachi, along with Kendall Martin-Robbins of the British Council to oversee the exhibition build by a local team. The film shows the processes involved in setting up the exhibition over 3 days, as well as the exhibition opening ceremony.
The exhibition has been curated by Alison Moloney, British Council London, and designed by Nissen Richards Studio. The graphic design was by studio Kellenberger-White, which developed a new typeface in response to the sharp, angular lines of the exhibition structure.
Music: Asian Dub Foundation, 'Journey' from the album 'Facts and Fictions';
Film produced by Nissen Richards Studio, 2012.