The first Saturday Fashion Club of the year, run by the UoB School of Art for local schools took place last week.
Student ambassadors were there to help students from local schools and there was an exciting buzz and some really good work produced.
The theme this year is plastic pollution, climate change and circular design and the first session was spent working in groups with a series of hands on activities. Fashion as communication was then taken through into T-shirt designs with slogan messages and motifs.
Product Designer and award-winning graduate, Tom Meades paid a visit and he will be working with the group for three sessions next term to share his technical skills in working with recycled plastics to make fashion artefacts.
The sessions were led by lecturer Juliana Sissons who said that the ‘Fashioned from Nature’ Exhibition at the V&A Museum provided with the starting point for the project.
“This term, I am also running a number of School workshops for the V&A, to co-inside with this exhibition, providing us with the opportunity to collaborate with the other schools through the V&A, in the production of a pamphlet to highlight the problem of ocean plastic pollution and to give the young people a voice through images of their work.”
At the next session Alex Browness from ARTS THREADS, will be presenting his Degree student / Graduate platform at our next session (and has offered the University of Brighton Fashion Club a page on the website) This will give the project great exposure.
Later in the year the club will also visit the Summer exhibition at Somerset House with the National Saturday Trust and will be part of a collaborative exhibition with Tom Meade and the Aldrich Collection in Brighton.