Friday 9 December 2016, 9:15 am – 5.10 pm
The term ‘Scandi Style’ immediately brings to mind the minimalist design aesthetic that emerged in the 1930s and was later popularised by global brands like Ikea. This study day will consider the notion of Scandi style from a different angle, focusing on Scandinavian fashion photography – uncovering its hidden histories, exploring its international networks, showcasing contemporary practitioners.
Is it possible to speak of a ‘Scandi style’ in fashion photography? What sorts of relationships exist, and have existed, between fashion photographers, designers, and publications, both within the region, and internationally? What are the benefits and drawbacks of seeking to describe national and regional photo histories? How do national and regional museums, collections and archives influence the understanding of the history, character and typology of fashion photography?
These, and other questions, will be explored by scholars, curators and others working in this emerging field of study. And best of all, you don’t have to be a student or a scholar – all are welcome to attend!