HKDI Master Lecture Series: Fashion for the Future

Hong Kong Design Institute23 Feb 2022

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Subtraction Cutting 1998-now | Julian Roberts


In this Lecture Welsh fashion designer and academic Julian Roberts provides a personal narrative of the development of his Subtraction Cutting practice, how it is shaped by human contact and encouraging people in faraway places to engage in risky experimental fashion practices, and how his ‘Free Cutting’ publications and performances have promoted shared exchanges of knowledge, which has helped new designers be more open about how they make clothes, revealing the processes of construction, and inviting more beneficial exchanges which value craft community.





Julian Roberts

MA tutor for Mixed Media Textiles, School of Material, Royal College of Art, UK






In a volatile and ever-changing landscape, how can young creatives find solutions to the problems of the next decade? | Nabil El-Nayal


Nabil El-Nayal has traversed numerous heights in the fashion world, his designs have caught the eyes of the late Karl Lagerfeld, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Victoria Beckham, to name a few.  Nabil has been the winner of the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Trust for two years running, whilst he often describes himself as a ‘disruptive designer’ who is keen to explore unconventional ways of fashion design. He will share how he embarked on his creative career, and in what ways fashion might drive the change for a much more diverse and sustainable future.





Nabil El-Nayal

Course leader for MA Fashion Design Technology, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK



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