What’s traditionally a bodily exhibition hosted on the LCB Depot annually to coincide with Vogue Revolution Week, has been reworked into a web-based celebration of sustainable creations by native designers, in addition to DMU college students and graduates from Fashion Textile Design, Footwear Design, Fashion Buying with Design and Fashion Design.
Innovation in Sustainability – on-line till Friday 24 April – is releasing everyday content material on LCB Depot’s web site and Instagram account over the course of three weeks. This consists of studio excursions and chats with Contour Trend graduates Mollie Fullalove and Posie Upshall, and a zero-waste sample slicing workshop with DMU’s Trend Design lecturer Laura Dickinson.
Professor Carolyn Hardaker, Head of DMU’s School of Fashion and Textiles, stated: “With the coronavirus pandemic disrupting showcasing alternatives for our college students, this has been a key strategy to proceed to advertise and have fun their creativity, innovation, and technical experience.
Final-year Fashion Buying with Design student Abi Harris is showcasing her unisex kidswear assortment designed to coach three to nine-year-olds about plastic pollution within the ocean. “The exhibition’s deal with sustainability is especially vital for us, as we’ve lately up to date our curriculum in keeping with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.”
Her vary of T-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies are made from natural cotton jersey and incorporate optimistic messages similar to ‘Be form to our oceans.’ She additionally used recycled denim for denim and repurposed fastenings equivalent to zips and buttons.
Abi mentioned: “Getting on-line publicity is basically useful proper now and proves that it’s worthwhile, as I’ve been contacted by BBC Radio Leicester to speak about my work on their breakfast present.” Mollie Edge, a final-year Fashion Textile Design student, managed to provide her total assortment ‘without spending a penny.’ As an alternative, she approached native factories which had been very happy to offer her as a lot of their waste materials as she needed.