Fashion students from Stratford-upon-Avon College are displaying their sustainable garments in Debenham’s windows in Bell Court until the end of August.
The sustainability exhibition, in partnership with Escape Arts, a local wellbeing charity, will showcase local artists’ work. As the College’s Fashion students have been basing their final major projects on the theme of sustainability, the collaboration makes for a perfect fit.
Fashion students have been incorporating sustainable materials into their final major projects
Fashion Lecturer Louisa Figus, who has worked as a designer for large companies such as Next and Monsoon, comments: “The students will have the opportunity to demonstrate how fashion can be made sustainable by reusing, repurposing, and recycling old unwanted sample roll fabrics, old tights, pillowcases and so on and trim them into something unique and beautiful. They want to inspire others to do the same.”
Janet Palmer from Escape Arts remarks: “We have installed the students’ garments in our window in Bell Court and I think they look great. I hope that we have done their work justice.”
The exhibition will allow students to promote their talent in their local area as well as filling retail space. Louisa explains: “So many retailers have not survived in the pandemic, so this brings something new to the high street.”
Students’ garments are currently on display in Debenham’s windows in Bell Court until the end of August