The Saturday Fashion Club, run for 14-16 year olds, has culminated with the end of year Fashion Show showcasing the breadth of creative skills developed by all of our attendees.
The club was developed as part of the University of Brighton’s commitment to widening participation in Higher Education. Now in its twelfth year, the club runs once a month from November–June. Throughout the year participants work individually and as a group to investigate, research, sketch, design, and make pieces in response to field trips and masterclasses aided by current Fashion students and staff. Participants also have the opportunity to work towards their Bronze Arts Award, which is embedded into the project.
The Fashion Show itself gives participants a flavour of what it feels like to be behind the scenes (and for some, on the runway!) at a Fashion Show.
This year, the show represented the strong theme of sustainable fashion and plastic pollution which has been consistent in the briefs and masterclasses.
Juliana Sissons, project lead said ““This year’s show was a great success. The students work displayed a strong current fashion awareness, design talent and technical making ability. They have shown confidence in their opinions about the world they live in and can use ‘fashion’ as a communication tool. After seeing the show and culmination of a years dedication, it is clear to see that these young people have a very bright future ahead!”