Fashion lecturer encourages local creativity

1st March 2021

A Fashion Lecturer at Stratford-upon-Avon College has shared a 12-step masterclass with the Stratford Herald’s readers on how to make an apron at home as part of the newspaper’s masterclass series.

Louisa Figus’s successful career in Fashion is one of inspiration to her students. It all began at Tu, Sainsbury’s clothing brand, her first job upon graduating from De Montfort University with a degree in Design.

Discovering her forte in children’s wear, Louisa went on to work for Next, Debenhams, Monsoon, French Connection and Firetrap. Her role as a fashion designer would involve sketching designs by hand and using computer-aided design software. Louisa always felt proud when seeing her designs worn by models and featured online and in magazines – one of the most exciting aspect of her job.

Her work also required frequent travel abroad to shop in fabric markets such as India’s famous Chandni Chowk.

Now, encouraging the local community to embrace their creativity, Louisa has shared a step-by-step guide on how to sew an apron, in which she urges readers to make using scrap materials as a way of helping with sustainability.

You can read the full story and follow Louisa’s tutorial via the Stratford Herald website.

Find out more about the College's Fashion course: Fashion course