"A Hertfordshire-based online graduate art platform is set to translate its online hands-on offering into a physical space with a week-long pop-up shop.
Look Like Love will be showcasing the work of a hand-picked selection of emerging British graduate talent from May 19 to May 23 on Paul Street, East London.
The platform and the show reflect the trend towards limited edition, hand-crafted work with a move away from digitally-aided design and reproduction.
Focusing on the tactile relationship between the designer and consumer, each designer’s collection will have a sense of honesty and craftsmanship, with many pieces either limited edition or one-offs.
Kate Brewer, Look Like Love founder, said: “Designers have been experimenting with hand-made, labour-intensive work, moving away from digital-influenced works in order to provide a better understanding of production, and the best techniques to use instead of relying on computer-aided enhancements.”
“This experimentation has led not only to a better understanding, but also to an emerging preference and appreciation of art produced in this way.”
As well as presenting new collections from 13 up-and-coming British designers, Look Like Love will also be holding a series of in-store workshops, talks from industry speakers, and daily portfolio surgeries for up-coming graduates throughout the week."
When - Weds 20th - Sat 23rd May 2015
2-3pm (Free ticketed events)
4-5pm (Drop in)
Where - 70 Paul Street, EC2A 4NA
Link 1 - Look Like Love on Facebook
Link 2 - A listing of the events
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