Words: Susan Atkin
Images: Ilona Gill
On Tuesday 7th March there was a Protest event which showcased Fashion Level 4 students’ garments made under that heading. Themes ranging from the miners’ strike and Stonewall to free the nipple and black power were covered, all of which held resonance for the students who chose those themes.
The show itself marked the beginning of a cross-collaborative project with Fashion, Fashion Art Direction and Interactive Arts. All students’ specialist skills were utilised as they worked together to present garments within a traditional catwalk setting with a protest tableau forming as models gathered post catwalk through the show.
An impromptu collaboration with graphics occurred as their own one day workshop on protest produced a series of banners.