The space will comprise a street market in Morning Lane – near the forthcoming David Adjaye-designed Hackney Fashion Hub set to transform the disused arches in the area just behind the whopping great Tesco in Hackney Central.
As well as the selling street market, there will also be a café bar and event space. Wares will be on sale from designers including Jelka Quintelier, Arlette Ess, Kelly Shaw and Meihui Liu.
Throughout the market’s eight-day tenure a series of events and workshops will be taking place including performances, talks and workshops with photographers, artists and fashion industry professionals including designer James Long, film-maker Kathryn Ferguson, and performance artist David Hoyle (The Divine David).
Among the highlights we’re excited about the wonderfully surreal Dalston disco venue Vogue Fabric’s promoter and fashion designer Lyall Hakaraia’s ‘urban folk-art inspired happening’, Vogue Goes Rogue, which will display a number of fashion totems designed by London designers such as Craig Lawrence, Louize Harries and Laura Shepherd.
The pieces will be taken on a pagan-esque procession from the Barbican Centre to Ram Place, where the event climaxes in a fashion-inspired ceremony’, according to the Barbican.
The event space and café interiors have been bedecked by Good Wives and Warriors; while RUN has worked on the exteriors, created a large-scale mural for the site.
We’re also looking forward to seeing the results of a collaboration between i-D magazine and photographer Olivia Rose, which the Barbican says will take the form of ‘a unique series of images re-visiting the spirit of [i-D’s] iconic 1980s “straight-ups” street fashion photography.’
The market is being launched to coincide with the Barbican’s The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibition.
Ram Place Fashion Market runs from 12 -20 July at Ram Place (off Morning Lane), London, E9 6LT