Ethical and Sustainable Practice in Fashion

This course focuses on exploring the possibilities of sustainable and ethical practices in fashion through the way we dress. We will discuss what impact we have through our choices and look at values and quality of contemporary fashion items. Whilst on this course, we will look into how we dress and look at a wide range of current approaches by young contemporary designers...

Taught by: Maria Nishio.

Description

This course focuses on exploring the possibilities of sustainable and ethical practices in fashion through the way we dress. We will discuss what impact we have through our choices and look at values and quality of contemporary fashion items. Whilst on this course, we will look into how we dress and look at a wide range of current approaches by young contemporary designers.

We will visit fashion stores with sustainable and ethical approaches in London as well as research through the archives of Central Saint Martins Kings Cross Library. We will search for a personal answer to a question: In this socially and environmentally challenging times of fashion, what would your individual approach be to contribute to more sustainable and ethical practices?

By the end of the course, we aim to gain positive individual solutions to ethical practices in fashion.

Who should take this course?

This course is for anyone who is interested in fashion styling or fashion design with good understanding of contemporary fashion.

Level: Beginners



Tutor information

Maria Nishio is a Senior Lecturer on BA Fashion and BA Fashion Communication at Central Saint Martins. She has graduated from Central Saint Martins BA Fashion in 2005 and has since worked for various international magazines such as Vogue Nippon and Wonderland Magazine. She is actively involved in international fashion events such International Fashion Showcase during London Fashion Week, acting as a curation consultant.

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:
  • Sketchbook
  • Pencils
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • London zone 1-2 travel card for day 2 and 3
  • A favourite item of clothing.

Details for booking

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