Come October 2017, Untitled Collective will present a showcase of curated works that blend Fashion with Art. Titled OUTSIDER, the fashion art festival presents an anti-elitist window into the multi-dimensional mind of key designers and visual artists from around the region. Untitled Collective will host the weekend-long festival at BIGBOX HyperMart from 20-22 October.
The festival will showcase an inclusive and immersive experience for the public, set against a supermarket backdrop with live art, exhibitions, installations, fashion presentations, workshops and more. Festival Directors, Zachary Goh and Toby Hsu curated presentations from 10 featured fashion designers who will kick off this inaugural edition; each of which represent the best from Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
Alongside these designers will be 10 local artists who will include visual art installations that mirror the OUTSIDER festival theme. The festival will also feature 45 works done by this year’s fashion graduates from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). Their works will be displayed for an extended period in the Atrium from 20 October till 29 October.
“Both Fashion and Art have a profound cause and effect on present society, often mirroring or even shaping pop culture, yet current fashion and arts festivals can come off as highbrow and ostracise the wider community. What OUTSIDER sets out to achieve is an open presentation that everyone can identify with, pulling visitors into the minds of these creative leaders from across the region”, said Zachary Goh.
The festival features notable names in both the Fashion and Art scene alongside up and coming designers and artists to look out for. Picking a supermarket backdrop for the exhibition space to showcase the fusion of fashion and art was to allow them to become part and parcel of our everyday lives; allowing visitors to immerse themselves into the world of OUTSIDER. The exhibition space will feature two main zones – the Fashion and Art Zones – and will include interactive and educational elements for all visitors.
Converse Celebrates The Iconic Chuck Taylor All Stars
With a daring and always young spirit, the brand celebrates the 100th anniversary of the most iconic sneakers with a campaign shot in South Africa Converse, one of the most original and fashionable brands in street style, celebrates its most emblematic sneaker in a new campaign launch with OUTSIDER. Expecting the holiday’s arrival, the season which best represents how fashion and Converse can create a moment together, Converse celebrates Chuck Taylor All Star’s 100 years by driving energy to the “Forever Chuck” messaging, which cultivates the origins of the brand with optimism and an always young spirit.
This Holiday Converse set out to explore the street style, diversity and fashion cultural movements at the BIGBOX. The campaign highlights that Chuck Taylor All Star’s match everything and everyone and can easily move from casual street- wear to the high-end fashion scene. Each designer’s collection uniquely captures the confident and daring spirit of the youth that has always symbolized Chuck Taylor.
Converse teamed up with OUTSIDER crew and cast that have authentic connections with their local communities, featuring 10 x international designers. In addition, numerous cross countries medias are being invited down for the opening act on the 20th Oct at BIGBOX.
The inaugural OUTSIDER Fashion and Art festival will be opened daily on 20-22 October, from 11am till 10pm at BIGBOX HyperMart (1 Venture Drive, Singapore 608521).