Fashion Open studio is a worldwide showcasing initiative of interactive open studio events which takes place during Fashion Revolution Week. This international calendar of presentations, talks, openings and workshops will shine a light on innovative emerging designers, established trailblazers and major players, who are finding alternative ways of producing fashion that is mindful of the planet's resources and people. For the first time, 50m, a new concept store and platform for emerging designers will be taking part.
7:30-9pm: free drinks & exhibition
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Through a panel discussion, we will explore the work of Alisa Ruzavina, Aratrik Dev Varman, Bethany Williams and Ellen Rock who are all part of the programme. The designers will also exhibit their work on the evening.
DECONSTRUCTED AND REASSEMBLED WITH DURAN LANTINK
7-10pm: Private view
Duran Lantink will present his 'Straight from the Sale Bins' installation here at 50m from the 26th April. Within, you will be asked to explore the phenomena of Black Friday and Sales Riots. As part of this collaboration with 50m Lantink will create a 10 piece, unique, capsule collection that customers can purchase made from re-born items from this so-called dead stock.
Please join us at 50m for a private view of the installation and first look at the 10 piece capsule presented by Duran Lantink himself on the night.
SHOW AND TELL WITH PRIYA AHLUWALIA
6-7pm: Show & Tell
Priya Ahluwalia launched Studio Ahluwalia in June 2018 after graduating with an MA from University of Westminster. In November that year, she won the H&M Award after impressing the judges with her collection of menswear made using upcycled fabrics, influenced by her dual Nigerian and Indian heritage and her nostalgia for 90s sportswear.
Ahluwalia will be talking about her journey so far, the challenges and successes of her first production round, and what she discovered in Panipat, the Indian garment recycling capital where the world's cast-off clothing ends up.
Priya will be in conversation with journalist Tamsin Blanchard
Up-cycling workshop; Print and Pattern Placement, 27.04.2019, 11-1pm
In their last collection CONGREGATION produced a series of upcycled garments becoming one off, unique, pieces because it was a comment on optimising existing resources and re-value faded design. During this year's Fashion Revolution Week, the collective will present a workshop, inviting the audience to experience a new way of designing. Meet the team and learn how to upcycle a cycling jersey. Techniques used will include transfer prinitng, dismantling, placement and cutting.
Styling by Child workshop, 27.04.2019, 2-4pm
Congregation will run a Styling by Child photobooth. Based on a previous concept 'Styling by Chance' by Masha Mombelli, we invite children of all ages to take part in a fun and artistic way of creating images. Outfits will be created through a randomised process; each garment from 50m will be numbered for the occasion and spontaneously selected by a throw of a dice. These combinations will be dictated by chance, inviting participants to style creatively and playfully.