UWE students take part in Sustainable Fashion 2009

Issue date: 08 October 2009


UWE Fashion Graduate - Clare Hughes' Urban Fabric Collection Sustainable Fashion 2009, Sunday 11 October 2009 at 18.00

The Living Room, Explore Lane, Bristol Harbourside

Over 40 Fashion/Textile Design students from the University of the West of England will compete this Friday (9 October 2009) to win one of five places to take part in the Sustainable Fashion Show 2009 at Bristol's The Living Room on Sunday 11 October.

Sustainable Fashion 2009 will feature top designers and retailers presenting a great opportunity for the winning students to show their work at this innovative and original show. Sustainable Fashion 2009 highlights the glamorous, affordable and alternative choices to high street clothing and accessories.

Tracy Fitzgerald, Fashion/Textile lecturer at UWE explains, “Working in partnership with the Sustainable Fashion 2009 organisers we set a brief for students to work to over the summer months to design and make a complete outfit using recycled items for an eco friendly fashion label. The brief included presenting a market board to research ethical fashion and the student's chosen label, a mood board including the look, colour palette, textile development, silhouette and design details and design development with preliminary sketches, swatches, toile development and documentation.

“We have a commitment to embedding sustainable principles on the Fashion/Textile Design course at UWE. We do this by highlighting ethical concerns in all aspects of the design process looking at issues surrounding how to source fabrics through to ethical production. This will enable our students to make informed choices when selecting work placements and future career moves.

“Winning students will be announced on Friday 9 October and their designs displayed at the Sustainable Fashion Show this Sunday.”

Emma Reed, Marketing and Events coordinator for the Show, said, “The Living Room, as a venue, has always sought to play a part in supporting emerging talent and having the Faculty of Creative Arts at UWE involved with Sustainable Fashion at The Living Room has given us a great opportunity to showcase Bristol's young designers. Sustainability and ethics in fashion is becoming more and more important as the whole industry begins to assess its impact on the world - the fact that these students are already considering these issues is what will bring about that much needed change.”

Ticket costs are £10 standing including a glass of Prosecco and £20 seated near the catwalk including a glass of Prosecco. The £20 tickets also include a goodie bag to take away.

Advance tickets are bookable through Emma or Judah at The Living Room 0117 9253993 or e-mail bristolpa@thelivingroom.co.uk

For further news stories from The School of Creative Arts, see:

Good Bristol Bad Bristol – draw what you think this weekend

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