14 May '11, 6am

And more! (I'm loving the Hussein Chalayan "Bubble" dress) #ProjectOcean #Fashion #Art

“Project Ocean,” Selfridges’ “art meets action” initiative, first sprang from the head of Alannah Weston, the British department store’s creative director. Together with environmental charities and like-minded artists, designers, and celebrities, Weston and company are leveraging creativity for a cause: our overfished, overpolluted oceans. Washed Up” depicts the fragility of ocean species and their potential—if not eventual—extinction. As part of the campaign, Selfridges enlisted the aid of curator Judith Clark, who’s worked with some of the world’s leading institutions, including the Victoria & Albert Museum , the London College of Fashion , and Palazzo Pitti in Florence. Inspired by Victorian-era “cabinets of curiosity,” “Washed Up” depicts the fragility of ocean species and their potential—if not eventual—extinction. “It is a rare opportunity for a curator of dress to b...

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/selfridges-hosts-washed-up-an-ex...

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businessgreen.com 11 May '11, 2pm

High-end retailer Selfridges has launched a major new campaign to raise awareness of overfishing and increase protected ma...