We’re thrilled to be working with The University of Gloucestershire’s Fashion Design Degree students as we believe in helping and encouraging the next generation of creatives to lead us to better and brighter futures.
Thanks to the help and support of course leader, Margaret McDonough, the university have kindly made our brief part of their curriculum.
Our brief is simple: a design for each of the four seasons that encompasses an “element” (earth, wind, fire, water) and that explores sustainable fashion in some way.
We’ve briefed students to think about future technologies and solutions to fabric over-use, dyeing processes and synthetic materials and encourage them to look at alternative fabrics, eco-friendly products and new methods of creating them.
The four winning designs are currently in production and will be assessed at the end of January with the styled shoots beginning in early February. The shoots will be spread out over 4 months and will culminate in a fashion show in June / July time where we would love to invite as many people as possible to help create awareness about the effects of the fashion industry on climate change. We’ll also be thrilled to showcase the results of our shoots, where our winning students can show off their incredible work presented by our winning models in a live catwalk show.
We can’t wait to see the finished products and to share the results of the winning shoots with you all.
The overall winners for each season will also win professionally styled photoshoots & showreels of their garments along with tickets to a fashion show in London & a one-on-one Q&A session with the fashion directors of REIN London.