Fast, Fast, Slow was a unique performance exploring the complexity of our personal relationships to fashion, fast fashion and waste. With a catwalk as its centre-piece, Fast, Fast, Slow showcased concept collections from six co-creators from Blackburn and Burnley and collaborators from The Revival in Accra, Ghana, a community-led sustainable design and campaigning organisation. Wear it once, wear forever, body dysmorphia and urban protection, clothing is many things to many people.
Fast, Fast, Slow featured a catwalk made from used clothing bales, video art, cinematic lighting, bold choreography and a specially commissioned electronic score. The audience was seated on on either side of the catwalk, VIP style as part of this high fashion event. The performance was both local and global, personal and political and zoomed out to explore the impact of fast fashion and the dynamics of place and power.
This project was co-commissioned with British British Textile Biennial.
Director – Evie Manning
Creative Producers – Ezra Nash and May McQuade
Designer – Sascha Gilmour
Co-creators – Saba Iftikhar, Carl Walker, Ume Habiba, Eloise Crossley, Aneesah Rashid, Chloe Northlight
The Revival Co-Creators – Kwamena Boison and Yayra Agbofa
Film by Director Banini and Crew (Producer – Ibrahim Adu, Sound – Fortunate Ayieb, Camera Assistant – Benjamin Adjei, Drone – Kwame Isaac Ayinsu, Runner – King Faisal)
Choreographer – Darren Pritchard
Assistant Choreographer – May McQuade
Dramaturg – Sarah Thom
Composer and Video Design- Wojciech Rusin
Lighting Designer – Andy Purves
Production Manager – Matt Sykes Hooban
Technician – Conal Walsh
Sound Technician – Tom Robbins
Assistant Producers – Saoirse Teale and Mariyah Kayat
Common Wealth Executive Director – Ali Duncan
Supported by Bradford Metropolitan District Council