Lara Torres Returns from Barcelona

The University of Portsmouth, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, is proud to welcome back Dr Lara Torres, following her recent visit to Barcelona to take part in Out of Metrics. 

Lara Torres, the Course Leader of MA Fashion and Textiles, has recently returned from Barcelona, where participated, and spoke at Out of Metrics, which you can read more about here.

Lara was interviewed by Metal Magazine, in which she discussed her approach to fashion, and how it has changed over the years, as well as the concept of fashion as identity, and what this means to her, particularly in relation to her past project; An Impossible Wardrobe for the Invisible, which explored the concept of temporary clothing. The full article can be found here,

Metal Magazine had this to say about Lara:

“From porcelain sculpture made out of clothing to a fabric that dissolves when touched by the water, Lara Torres’ research has made her accomplish amazing goals. But her research is ongoing, never-ending; she wants to understand what does fashion mean: as a tool, as a system, as a social construction. By asking questions, she develops projects that make us think of what we wear and why we do it, but most of them end up unsolved.”

Lara was also interviewed by Tendencias TV, which can be viewed here, the publication had this to say about the experimental Fashion Design Artist:

“Lara Torres seeks to surprise the public in all her projects, generate a response in her receivers. She is motivated not to know what is going to happen, and this all leads her to experiment and draw new paths that she did not imagine. Her work reveals a critical look at the process of fashion production and ensures that the turning point is close”

Katie Clarke

Katie Clarke is a Media Studies Student, currently on her Placement Year, working as Promotions Assistant for the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, at the University of Portsmouth.