IRLCommuneEASTBookClub : LCF : Collaborative process, connections and th...

Oct 23 2019 19:00 - 21:30

The Curtain, 45 Curtain Rd, EC2A 3PT London

In partnership with with LCF Fashion Styling and Production BA (Hons) 

PART 1 >>>PANEL DISCUSSION and exploratory session with on ‘What collaboration really means, why it is important within the creative industries and how legitimate interdisciplinary conversations and relationships can be an integral building block to creative success. '

We shall be dissecting the current and the epoch-making collaborations from the timeline of art, music, science, literature and fashion. 

Specifically the discussion will be laying the onus on the emotional collaborative relationships as highlighted within the book Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-Garde and also the less legitimate and questionable relationships through brand, creative and commerce.

This session will lead us to answer and explore deeper some of the questions surrounding these topics.

PART 2 >>>Preview of LCF BA (hons) Fashion Styling and Production work in situ.

PART 3 >>> #COMMUNEPRESENTS The Windows at The Curtain Hotel.

This is a street level exhibition showcasing physically and digitally the work of LCF BA (hons) Fashion Styling and Production considering the discussion points of creative collaboration and interdisciplinary relationships.


Leanne Elliott Young Founder of CommuneEAST


Louise Gray - Multidisciplinary designer, creative consultant and educator. 

Clare Buckley - Academic Course Leader of LCF Fashion Styling and Production BA (Hons) Author. 

Rosie Findlay - Academic Course Leader for MA Fashion Cultures at LCF, Author. 

TJ Sidhu - Journalist, Writer at The Face Magazine.

‘What collaboration really means, why it is important within the creative industries and how legitimate interdisciplinary conversations and relationships can be an integral building block to creative success!'

"Education; Why it is important to breed the narrative of collaboration from the onset of creative development"

"Why integrity and legitimacy need to be discussed and brought to attention in today's landscape.

"Collaboration, authorship and osmosis, how to develop fearlessly within collaboration."

"Cross-cultural collaborations and why diversity is important for growth."

"IRL x URL pros and cons, the relationships and communities within our new landscapes, that are building new possibilities for collaboration but also driving walls between creatives and making."



Co founder of CommuneEAST Elliott Young has pollinated the spaces between fashion, art, design, and tech for over 10 years incubating, installing and inventing creative future concepts and providing a platform for collaborations, partnerships, events, global marketing strategies and design for brands and institutes within a global market.

Including bfc, British council, British Fashion Council, Selfridges & co. Kenzo, Dominos, Nike, Dr.martens, Opening Ceremony, The Curtain Hotel, Umbro, Lexus, Rapha, Richard Nicoll, Christopher Shannon, and Umbro, Liberty, Milk studios nyc and legs media nyc. 

Currently works between LDN, NYC 

LOUISE GRAY Gray is a multidisciplinary designer, creative consultant and educator.

Scotland-born and bred Gray attended Glasgow School of Art, where she studied textile design. Following graduation, she went on to do an MA at Central Saint Martins and from there was selected by the talent incubator Fashion East to showcase her collections. She won NEWGEN sponsorship for London Fashion Week after three seasons. 

Gray specialises in brightly coloured garments adorned with embellishment created with simple shapes. Her modern folk detail and playful trompe l’eoile effects have earned the designer a loyal following. In 2013 she suspended her label to focus on teaching at Central Saint Martins, and returned to London Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2019. BUCKLEY 

Course leader BA (Hons) Styling and Production. Clare Buckley is an experienced creative practitioner with 10 years’ experience as a leader within the creative art’s education in senior management across art and commerce, working across a broad interactive multi-disciplinary platform, crossing the creative Industry and education. A focused innovative and entrepreneurial approach, working within global and national institutes and partnerships within both an education and Industry context.

Commercial client list also includes billboards, personal, music video, moving image, personal appearances, press and promotional, in store, product magazines and shows for the following clients:

Creative Director, NIKE worldwide launch ‘Dance is Sport’ campaign, Creative Director, Sony Ericsson European campaign Sophie Ellis Bextor, Damien Lewis, Julie Delphy, Siousxie Sious, Schwarzkopf, Marks and Spencer, Clarks Shoes, Sony Talkman, Paule Ka, TK Maxx, Gliss Haircare, Skittles, American Express, Salvation Army, Mc Donald’s, Lucilla Knitwear, Polyfdor, Myer, Gorman

FASHION EDITOR at RUSSH Magazine (Australia) stylist at The Guardian Magazine Wallpaper* Magazine

GQ Magazine, Editorial Work, Sunday Times, The Financial Times, Rank Magazine, Sleazenation, Noblesse, Spoon and GQ, Time Magazine, Polydor Records SIDHU 

TJ Sidhu is a journalist living and working in London. Having graduated from Central Saint Martins’ Fashion Communication programme last year, he has worked as The Face’s Staff Writer since February in the lead-up to its relaunch, using his network and knowledge of youth, culture and the arts to help reshape the language of content in the ever-changing digital age. ROSIE FINDLAY 

Dr Rosie Findlay is a writer and scholar of digital fashion media and the spaces in which material and experiential converge in fashion and dress. She runs MA Fashion Cultures at London College of Fashion and is Open Space and Reviews editor of the International Journal of Fashion Studies. Her research has appeared in a number of journals, most recently Communication, Culture and Critique and Fashion Theory, and her book on fashion blogging, Personal Style Blogs: Appearances that Fascinate, was published in 2017.

https://www.margueritedeponty.... INTRODUCTION :


Our mission for this series is to re introduce IRL conversations and to consider what is the impact that our URL ubiquitous, always-on tech driven mode is having on our cognitive processes, how is this affecting communities? We aim to build a space for questioning and free thought using contemporary Literature to challenge and introduce new models of thinking.

‘Our deepening dependence on networking technology is indeed changing not only the way we think, but also the structure of our brains.’ 'As we enjoy the internet’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply?  ' Nicholas Carr

We will investigate, debate and converse together, drawing from collective interests to conversations incubated through the CommuneEAST ecosystem.

These monthly COMMUNE-ALL sessions are to push new thinking, to build real-time moments, to continue fleeting discussions and allow them to ignite and become manifestos.

To drive contemplation beyond @handles, posts, and scrolls, to allow momentum for thought, for play, and for failure.....

We found a community of authors, thinkers, makers who were challenging some big issues with their writing, theories and activations, we are thrilled to be able to support their missions and build events and conversations that widened their readership and reach but also celebrated their work through a live moment connecting them IRL.