Ben Copperwheat just finished teaching The Fashion Designer as an Artist at CALA this spring and for the final session he introduced Scooter LaForge and Patricia Fox to his students for a vibrant discussion of their work – photo below.
Fashion and art, two apparently very different worlds, have been crossing over and merging for the past century, right up to the present day, as contemporary art and fashion collaborations have become the norm, from the runway to the high street. Design labels such as Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, and Comme des Garçons have expressed vision so forward and revolutionary that it deems to be called art.
This has been the theme for record-breaking museum exhibits, such as Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Met, which presented the work of the fashion designer as an artist, and David Bowie Is at the V&A, which explored the relationship between the artist and fashion designers.
This summer Ben Copperwheat will be teaching Fashion Design in New York City at the NYU SPS High School Academy. For information and to register some lucky high school student click here: Fashion Design.
During the Fall 2017 Semester he will teach The Fashion Designer as an Artist again so watch this space for registration details and schedule.
For Summer 2017 CALA is offering these courses:
For all Studio Art and Art History Summer Courses please click link below: