Documenting street style is not a new idea, there’re hundreds of thousands of such blogs out there. But it might be surprising idea for contemporary museums in Eastern Europe to get involved in this process. Curator Ildikó Simonovics’ mission is to create a fashion archive for Museum Kiscell about what we see people wearing on the streets of Budapest. Even she does lot more than a street fashion blog: fashion shows, successful collaborations and now an all-day conference.
The event features the British photoblogger behind the well-known Facehunter moniker, as special guest Yvan Rodic will explain his thoughts about “How blogging is changing fashion?”. Lecturer of the renowned London College of Fashion, Agnes Rocamore will present her research about the phenomenon of street fashion blogosphere followed by her colleague Djurdja Barlett’s historical insight to subcultures in the post-war communist era of 40s and 50s.
The symposium has several presentations as well as roundtable conversations by members of the Hungarian creative scene, discussing a lot more than street style, like Budapest’s role in the regional fashion scene for intsance.
The conference takes place in Museum Kiscell (108 Kiscelli utca, 1037 Budapest) on 7th of September.
Photos by Facehunter/Yvan Rodic