Top British fashion designers create unique works for Parkinson’s charity fundraiser
Joined by a host of top name artists, fashion designers create one-off art works for Cure 3. Visit our Instagram Stories for interviews with some of the participating fashion designers.
Uniting action, art and science, Cure3 was founded in 2017 as an art fund raising exhibition for the Cure Parkinson’s Foundation, curated by Art Wise and supported by Bonham’s. To date, the initiative has raised over £850,000, with all profits going directly to vital curative research for Parkinson’s.
This September, the third iteration of Cure3’s art fund raiser takes place. Over 90 artists and fashion designers are taking part. The brief? To design and create a custom art work inside a clear Perspex cube measuring 20cm square.
Fashion designers involved in the project include Anderson & Sheppard, Charlie Casely-Hayford, Giles Deacon, Monika Dugar, Holly Fulton on behalf of the Emergency Designer Network, Molly Goddard, Roksanda Ilinčić, Teatum Jones, Edeline Lee, Simone Rocha and Sadie Williams.
The unique and highly collectible works will be available to view at the Cure3 website, and bonhams.com, as well as showcased in an exhibition at Bonhams, London from September 5 – 8 2020. The works are available to purchase from 8am on 8 September exclusively from cure3.co.uk and the artworks will be sold at a fixed price (not auctioned) from £500 to over £40,000. Many works are currently digitally on view, with more works being added to the sites each week. You will also be able to catch a glimpse of the cubes at a specially designed window display at Fenwick department store in London. Prices will be released from mid-August.
In addition, enhancing this year’s fashion focus, Cure3 has partnered with heritage brand Richard Allan London on a special edition silk scarf, based on a 1960s design. Profits from which will go directly to the Cure Parkinson’s Trust.
‘The challenge for me was working what I wanted to say, and what I wanted to put in there so it had a direct link to my own creative process as a fashion designer, and to create a sense of wonder. I’ve always found that sense of wonder in cabinets of curiosities and collection in the Natural History Museum of all sorts of ephemera,’ says Giles Deacon who based his work on a scorpion. ‘Normally my approach is quite maximalist,’ says Holly Fulton, of her black and white illustrated box; ‘This has been in an interesting exercise in editing.’
There are an estimated 10 million people living with Parkinson’s Disease worldwide. In the UK, 1 in 500 will be diagnosed with the degenerative disease, that is currently without cure. §