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Edinburgh International Fashion Festival
Thu 16 Aug 2012
- Thu 06 Sep 2012
_ Price: Free, non-ticketed
/ Entry free to Fashion Festival event ticket holders
_ Age Group: Universal
_ Venue: Animal Hospital
A sensory feast, this exhibition presents fashion as art and is a vital element of the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival, also taking place at Summerhall, 16th – 19th August.
The exhibition features work by Juergen Teller, video installations by Hussein Chalayan, an installation by Sissel Tolaas in collaboration with Kostas Murkudis, an installation by Pam Hogg including photographs by Rankin, sensual hanging sculptures by Aurora Passero, a bejewelled installation Bex Manners and an installation of Chanel and Galliano couture pieces personally chosen from her collection by Lady Amanda Harlech.
Set within the dramatic surrounds of the former (Dick Vet) Animal Hospital at Summerhall, the exhibition challenges traditional attitudes to idealised beauty, presenting sumptuous pieces in an unexpected environment. Observing the blurred line between visual art and fashion, ‘Syn/Aesthesia’ examines the genesis and expression of the creative idea.