The Widening Participation Unit and Social Responsibility Unit at LCF has collaborated with Threads Youth Project and three Hackney schools (City Academy, Mossbourne Community Academy and Our Lady’s Convent High School) to create Style Young, a sewing project based at LCF’s Mare Street site.
The project gives young people of 14 years old and above the chance to learn how to design, cut and stitch. During the programme, which runs from October to December, the students will work alongside LCF tutors and industry professionals, and use industry standard equipment and resources to research, design and construct their own clothes.
The project started on Saturday 11 October with students being invited to a series of short presentations and a tour of the LCF library, the go-to place for designers from the industry to research for their collections. They were then asked to choose a few books, catalogues and periodicals from the library collection and begin their own research by thinking about their own ideas, finding images that inspired them and recording them in their learning journals.
Style Young is delivered in partnership with Peabody Trust and funded by the Drapers’ Company, and is a wonderful opportunity for young people to learn about fashion and learn news skills.
Over the next few weeks we will be following the progress of the workshops on Twitter and Instagram. Keep an eye out for the hashtag #StyleYoungLCF to see what they get up to.