It’s now only two weeks to go until the launch of Ram Place Fashion Market in the heart of Hackney, just off Morning Lane. Inspired by the Barbican exhibition The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the project brings a street market to Ram Place and a pop-up café-bar and event space located in the adjacent derelict building which is being transformed by artist commissions as we speak!
The market stall holders are a mix of local emergent and celebrated designers including Jelka Quintelier, Arlette, Kelly Shaw and Meihui Liu alongside highly skilled craftspeople such as Sebastian Tarek, Sahar Freemantle and Queenie and Ted who will be giving demonstrations of their work. The event space will host a programme of performances, talks and workshops with artists, photographers and fashion industry professionals including designer James Long, film-maker Kathryn Ferguson, and performance artist The Divine David.
Evening events will include talks, discussions, live music and performance. Opening the market on Saturday 12 July, Lyall Hakaraia, fashion designer, stylist and promoter of east London’s disco basement Vogue Fabrics, will create VOGUE GOES ROGUE a procession of fashion totems, from the Barbican Centre to Ram Place, decorated by some of London’s leading designers including Craig Lawrence, Louize Harries and Laura Shepherd. Specially commissioned performance events also include a participative Lego dress promenade by designer Anne- Sophie Cochevelou and Camoufleur, a recreation of one of Jean Paul Gaultier’s haute couture pieces in moss and living plants by The Vivisector.
Hackney’s own Railroad cafe will run the onsite kitchen, serving up delicious BBQ fare and sumptuous salad boxes, cakes and cordials each day, while Mare Street favourite Rita’s will provide cooling cocktails into the evening.
Plus our Creativity Works: Fashion students will be selling t-shirts they designed and made with legendary photographers Tim & Barry and T-shirt Party, from a dedicated stall. Make sure to stop by and say hello!
Keep on eye on our website for further event details to be announced shortly.