Alexander James & BFC celebrate the opening of One More Slope

Attendees: Aidan Zamiri, Alexander James, Bethany Williams, Bianca Saunders, Bruce Pask, Caroline Rush, Dennis Okwera Florence Huntington Whiteley, Helene Selam Kleih, Jack Laver, Lancey Foux, Luke Day, Nicholas Biela, Pierre-Alexandre Fillaire, Sian Westerman, Sonny Hall, Teo van den Broeke, Wilson Oryema, Yu Masui, Yu Zheng

London, 7th January – Yesterday evening, Alexander James and the British Fashion Council celebrated the opening of One More Slope, a group show curated by Alexander James in collaboration with BFC NEW WAVE: Creatives, a list of the most innovative young creative talent across multiple disciplines, as nominated by The Fashion Awards 2019 international voting panel.

The opening event, which took place at The Painting Rooms in Soho, London, featured a mix of exhibited works, installations and live performances by British emerging artist Alexander James and NEW WAVE: Creatives talent including Aidan Zamiri (video director), Helene Selam Kleih (writer/activist) and Pierre- Alexandre Fillaire (performance artist). Contributing artists participating in the event were Jack Laver (artist) & Sonny Hall (poet).

Guests were served gin cocktails by Slingsby and mocktails by Amplify.

The exhibition, which will be open for private appointments from 7th – 13th January, is part of the British Fashion Council’s larger initiative to highlight the relationship between the creative industries by celebrating not only fashion designers, but also the broader creative community who all play a vital role in our industry’s culture and reputation.

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About Alexander James

Alexander James is a British born multimedia artist. His practice spans diverse media, including painting, sculpture, video and installation. Alexander James graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Camberwell College of Arts in London where he studied illustration from 2012 to 2015. He has exhibited his works in London, Berlin, Paris and New York.


Creatives The British Fashion Council’s NEW WAVE: Creatives is a list of 100 of the most innovative and inspiring young creative talents from around the world, nominated by The Fashion Awards international voting panel. The dynamic list includes trailblazers from across multiple disciplines from artists, activists, casting agents, commentators, florists, hair and makeup artists, image makers, nail artists, set designers, stylists and writers.

About British Fashion Council

The British Fashion Council (BFC) was set up in 1983 to promote British fashion internationally and co-ordinate this promotion through fashion weeks, exhibitions and showcasing events. The BFC now supports designers beginning at college level and extending to talent identification, business support and showcasing schemes. The BFC promotes British fashion and its influential role at home and abroad, helping British designer businesses develop their profiles and business globally. The BFC Foundation (Registered Charity Number: 11852) was created for charitable purposes and grant giving; attracting, developing and retaining talent through education and business mentoring. Education offers students BA and MA scholarships, links with industry through design competitions and Graduate Preview Day. Through grant-giving and business mentoring the BFC support designers through four talent identification and business support schemes: BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund, NEWGEN which includes womenswear, menswear and accessories, and the BFC Fashion Trust, a charity supporting UK based designers. The BFC showcasing initiatives and events include London Fashion Week, London Fashion Week Men’s, LONDON show ROOMS, International Fashion Showcase and the annual celebration of creativity and innovation in the fashion industry: The Fashion Awards.


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