BA (Hons) Bespoke Tailoring alumna Sarah Hollebon is exhibiting at The Perspective Project in London on 15 September.
By taking part, I truly believe the more we engage in conversations about mental health, the more open minded we become, and the closer we become to abolishing the taboos and misconceptions all together.
Sarah Hollebon’s latest collection focuses on mental health. The alumna recently started her two years residency on Carnaby’s Kingly Street and is now exhibiting in partnership with the mental health charity The Perspective Project.
My studio at Kingly Street, is developing and is progressing amazingly well. There is lots happening behind the scenes and some amazing leads in the pipeline. I will be announcing shortly once all the loose ends are complete.
Funded by the National Lottery Community, the exhibition will portray live art, poetry and music exploring mental health stigma. The project aims to offer artists a voice on the mental health conversation and hopes to challenge the stigma. For this exhibition, Sarah Hollebon will display three of her outfits from her most recent collection: Depression, Schizophrenia and Dissociative Identity Disorder.
About her collection, Sarah explained:
'Using tailoring as a platform to voice people’s mental health experiences, holds a crucial contribution to a better world and to better well-being. We must push through and beyond the boundaries of comfort, to educate, and to develop ourselves until the dialogue is nothing but a positive subject.’