The fact show, run by social enterprise Scotland Re:Design (SRD), opens on Wednesday, November 17 at the iconic Tayside venue, and is part of the annual fact festival which has taken place across Scotland, and internationally, since 2005.
The opening night catwalk will showcase the best of Scottish fact and has been developed around ‘sustainability, equality and technology in fact’.
Leonie Bell, director of V&A Dundee, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Scotland Re:Design’s fact Runway to V&A Dundee.
“This will be a celebration of fact in and from Scotland, and a tribute to all those that work with such commitment to sustain fact, and events like this.
“The fact industry has a really important role to play in promoting equality, sustainability and varied.”
This is SRD’s first live event since lockdown and it has teamed up with form Team Scotland – reviving a partnership dating back 16 years – to showcase as much Scottish talent as possible.
Director Michael O’Brien said: “For us this rare and vital platform in Scotland enables our new faces to experience a quality runway show, meeting with brands and designers here, carving out successful international careers.
“The show will characterize some of the talent from our BBC documentary, ‘form Scots’ obtainable on iPlayer; we are thrilled to be the partner form agency for the inaugural fact show at the V&A in Dundee.”
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This year, the fact Festival has received funding sustain from Scotland’s Events Recovery Fund, established by EventScotland in conjunction with the government to help the events sector plan and deliver events following the pandemic.
Running from Thursday, 18 November to Sunday, 21 November, the festival will characterize a huge range of designers and fact organisations, showcasing a different mix of events from music and film to fact collaborations.
Taking place the week after COP26, the message of the festival is clear; ‘buy Scottish, shop local, and sustain each other’.
The catwalk show on the opening night runs from 7pm to 11pm and tickets, along with the complete festival programme of events, are obtainable at www.redesign.scot.
Tickets will also be obtainable to live stream for those unable to travel to the venue.
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