Royal Academy hosts On Off London show

The ninth On Off London fashion show opens next week at the Royal Academy of Arts, featuring several furniture and interior designers.

Corey Barrett, art director of London restaurant Bluebird, is creating the VIP lounge at the show, which is themed around the London club scene.

Furniture designer Le Tramac is lending 20 pieces for the show and accompanying exhibition (including its Lollypop bed, pictured below left).

The fashion exhibition will showcase the work of more than 20 British fashion designers. It is being put together by event organiser The Doll’s in-house design team, headed by its director Lee Lapthorne.

Lapthorne claims that each season he ‘cherry-picks’ interior, furniture and graphic designers who will ‘best communicate the London scene to an international audience’.

‘Fashion does not operate in a vacuum, and product, art and fashion design are all fed by the same influences. At On Off, we have fashion designers doing elements of graphic design and artists working on fashion. I am glad there is less pigeon-holing than there was seven years ago in the design industry.’

Designer and illustrator Russell Wilson created the logo for this season’s show (pictured, above), and will be exhibiting some of his latest work there. French fashion designer JC de Castelbajac is creating the show’s posters.

On Off runs from 11-15 February.

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