A Way of Dressing – a collaboration between Othello De’Souza-Hartley and Stefanie Braun


This series of events brings together photographer Othello De’Souza-Hartley and curator and vintage fashion collector Stefanie Braun for a weeklong celebration of individuality and style at the Underground Gallery in Charing Cross, London (Wednesday 15 – Saturday 18 February 2012).Since 2003, photographer Othello De’Souza-Hartley has been capturing people with unique clothing styles in front of his signature red backdrop. He will be in residence at the Underground Gallery on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 February to photograph passers-by with an individual approach to dressing as part of his ongoing Stylees project.

 On Friday 17 and Saturday 18 February, Stefanie Braun will take over the Underground Gallery with a selection of vintage fashion pieces for sale from her eclectic collection spanning the 1930s – 1980s. In addition you’ll get the chance to be a model for a day, photographing yourself in your favorite vintage piece which will subsequently be featured on Fraubraun’s online shop – www.fraubraun.com.

 The event A Way of Dressing will be framed by two evening talks discussing how we play with our identities through fashion, photography and styling. To find out more on the events or to book tickets please visit www.undergroundgallery.co.uk.

 About Stefanie Braun and Othello De’souza

Stefanie Braun is Senior Curator at The Photographers’ Gallery and long-time vintage fashion collector based in London. It is her love of vintage fashion and photography, and her drive to share her passion with others that has formed Fraubraun.com’s unique style and has been part of Friday Late at the V&A, Vintage at Goodwood (2010) and this year’s Vintage Festival at the Royal Festival Hall organised by Wayne Hemingway, and London Fashion Weekend (2011).


 Othello De’Souza-Hartley received an MA in Fine Art from Camberwell College of Art in 2011 and previously studied photography at Central St Martins College of Art. De’Souza-Hartley has undertaken commissions for the National Portrait Gallery, The Photographers’ Gallery, V&A Museum, Camden Arts Centre and Platform for Arts. His fashion and portrait work has appeared in a range of magazines including The Guardian, Trace Magazine, Neo 2, Monitor Magazine, Clam Magazine, and Amica Magazine.


To find out more on the events or to book tickets please visit www.undergroundgallery.co.uk.

Duration 15 February 2012 - 18 February 2012
Times Open 12pm-8pm during these days
Cost Free
Venue Underground Gallery
Address 6 Charing Cross Underground Arcade (Exit 9) London WC2N 4HZ, ,
Contact 0207 379 8828 / christine.santa.ana@gmail.com / www.undergroundgallery.co.uk/index.htm

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