Kin designs London College of Fashion degree shows

Kin Design has worked with the London College of Fashion to create a series of catwalk shows, responsive installations and exhibitions for its BA degree shows.

BA Exhibition by Kin
BA Exhibition by Kin

The consultancy says it designed and built the BA exhibition space using light – this year’s pervading theme – as a ‘framing tool’.

Light was used in a way that ‘would not compromise the communication of individual student’s work’, says Kin partner Kevin Palmer.

BA Exhibition by Kin
BA Exhibition by Kin

A 50-metre-long light box display unit was designed to snake through the exhibition display space at East London’s Factory 7.

Long boxes were used to show smaller pieces of work while illuminated archways were used to display larger objects and accessories.

The design of the catwalk show saw a continuation of the light theme with a sound reactive animation played on a 2.5 metre-tall LED screen at one end of the runway.

BA Catwalk by Kin
BA Catwalk by Kin

The show began with a thin beam of light emanating from the screen  which then ‘pulsed with light’ during the show in response to music, according to Palmer.  

BA Catwalk by Kin
BA Catwalk by Kin

In a separate brief Kin was asked to design the LCF media and communication BA exhibition by creating a light, uncluttered and unobtrusive space.

Kin’s response was to make a feature of eight large-format presentation books containing students work by suspending them in the centre of the room.

BA Media and Commuications
BA Media and Commuications

Prints were hung in alcoves along one wall, punctuated by a projector screen half way along displaying more student work.

BA Media and Commuications
BA Media and Commuications

A show catalogue, printed as a zine by print on demand service The Newspaper Club, contains further show highlights.

Visitors were encouraged to read the zines in designated reading spaces designed to be relaxing.

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