PechaKucha: Fashion

Preview by Jessica Campbell | 11 Jun 2013

From its introduction in Tokyo in 2003 the PechaKucha night has taken over the world, now taking place in over 500 cities. The night involves presentations of a specific format, where 20 images are shown for 20 seconds with the images advancing automatically as the speaker talks along. This direct and concise format was invented by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham Architecture because, they claim: "Architects talk too much!"

The aim of the night is to bring creative people together in a fun and informal environment, which encourages networking opportunities and provides a platform for showcasing new work. The night is often held in fun spaces and in the past the venues have ranged from bars to beaches to disused prisons.

What makes a PechaKucha night so unique is the fact that anyone can present, no matter what age, race or gender - the floor is open to anyone who has a creative flair and wants to showcase their work to a wider audience. This allows the unexpected to be uncovered and creates a great opportunity for hidden talent to shine.

The UK’s latest PechaKucha night will take place on 19 June at The Lighthouse, Glasgow. The event will have a fashion thread throughout with concise presentations from speakers in various areas within the industry including designer Alan Moore of ten30, stylist Lisa Ringrose and Katy West of the India Street Project. Each speaker will give a short insight in to what they do and will showcase imagery from their latest creative ventures.

With a list of seven speakers confirmed to include Niki Taylor, David Mullane, Katy West, Alan Moore, Lisa Ringrose, Sheri Scott and Cally Russell, it is set to be a diverse and exciting night full of fashionable inspiration!

Glasgow PechaKucha Night 18: Fashion, Conference Suite, 19 Jun, 18:00 - 20:00

Tickets £6/£3 book via The Lighthouse