14-18 NOW WW1 Centenary Art Commissions

Manchester Art Gallery

Restriction / Release

Restriction / Release showcases the next generation of fashion talent from five universities who responded to the social and sartorial changes brought about by the First World War. The emerging creatives are students from Leeds College of Art, London College of Fashion, Manchester School of Art, the University of Salford and the University of Westminster, and were selected from among numerous submissions. They have responded to either the theme of pre-war Restriction or post-war Release, and students from London College of Fashion were invited to respond to both. Two teams from Leeds College of Art interpreted their research by producing fashion photographs that reflect the themes of the project.

Restriction / Release film

The short film, Restriction / Release, documents student voices and works they produced for the exhibition in response to the brief.

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