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Space for Fashion Thinking and Review

As we move into our fifth year the Fashion Research Network (FRN) invite you to Review, Reflect and Revise. FRN began as a collaborative project with the aim of promoting and sharing the work of PhD and early career fashion and dress researchers; bridging the gaps and exploring the intersections between contemporary, practice based research, historical and theoretical approaches to dress.

From our beginnings as a small group organising a pair of events at the Royal College of Art and Courtauld Institute of Art, the Fashion Research Network has grown and developed through nearly 40 events to become a leading organisation in fashion research. FRN is a space for dialogue, exchange and experimentation about fashion and dress thinking and practice. This symposium draws on our interdisciplinary approach and brings together the themes of our discussions from the last five years to highlight future areas of collaboration, practice and dialogue.

The first in a series of events marking 5 years of the FRN, Space for Fashion Thinking & Practice: Review, Reflect, Revise symposium and exhibition considers the current state of interdisciplinary fashion thinking and practice.