On 24th April last year, 1133 people were killed and over 2500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Social and environmental catastrophes in our fashion supply chains continue. Fashion Revolution Day says enough is enough. To coincide with this, LCF students have turned their messages into fashion statements, Katherine Hamnett style! Exploring issues from parenting to propaganda, they've made their statements 3D and the results will be exhibited tonight at White Rabbit Studios in their exhibition #LCFPROTEST14. "Fashion is a message. The image we construct of ourselves as a projection to others carries just as much of a moral and political message as it does one’s beauty, individuality and character." Rob Phillips, Creative Director of the School of Design and Technology, London College of Fashion
"Meet Your Maker addresses both the need to refocus emphasis on craft in the design industry and the lack of knowledge consumers have of the manufacturing process behind garments. By knowing and understanding the narrative of garments - right from the design process through to the hanger the garment is hung on, an awareness is placed on the care and craft that has gone into producing it. We hope to encourage the consumer to consider the value of garments, creating an appreciation that will promote longevity in garments - making them more treasured by their owners."
By Alice Bodgener, Rebecka Fleetwood-Smith, Stephanie Cooper
Model Maã Stl