Installation view, Nigeria | Across the Bleed


British Council

British Council

With the designs of Lagos Fashion and Design Week's emerging talent suspended in thin-air, ‘Across the Bleed’ captures a moment in the midst of a cosmic bang, where energy transforms into a state of calmness, the moment when everything becomes still. Here, visitors bear witness to the evolution of fashion: a utopian fashion that transcends the imagination, dynamically merges heritage and innovation, and takes its place in the veritable paradise of Africa and beyond.

'Across the Bleed' utilises readily available virtual reality technology to transform visitors back and forth between a physical, interactive installation and dreamlike, alternate world shaped by potential futures.Reflecting upon the multitude of opportunities that the information age offers to emerging designers in Nigeria and beyond, the showcase conjures tantalising bridges between our earthly reality and the myriad utopias we envision in out perpetual search for better.

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  • Title: Installation view, Nigeria | Across the Bleed
  • Date Created: 2016
  • Location Created: Nigeria
  • Provenance: British Council and British Fashion Council’s International Fashion Showcase 2016
  • Photographer: Agnese Sanvito
  • Supported by: NEC (Nigerian Export Promotion Council), Mania Magazine, Bella Naija
  • Organised by: Heinken Lagos Fashion and Design Week and Style House Files
  • Exhibition design by: Natasha Guiness
  • Curated by: Yegwa Ukpo