November 30, 2011 by Cath
Stitch, a new non-for-profit organisation that is utilising art to engage people with contemporary environmental issues will be hosting their first major event tonight, Wednesday 30 November 2011.
This art auction will feature contemporary emerging to established artists who have communicated a range of environmental issues (including sustainability) through their work. The pieces start at £20 up to £15, 000 so there is something for everyone, to see the catalogue of artists works click here. Keep an eye out for upcoming Stitch events and exhibitions.
November 29, 2011 by Cath
The Centre for Sustainable Fashion would like to congratulate Christopher Raeburn for receiving the award for ‘Emerging Talent in Menswear’ at this years British Fashion Awards. Last night, amongst London’s fashion elite at the Savoy Hotel, Christopher became the first designer to be honoured in this brand new category for 2011. Recognised for his innovative, ethical designs Christopher joined fellow winners, Sarah Burton, Stella McCartney and Christopher Kane.
Christopher Raeburn Spring/Summer 2012
Christopher, who was a part of CSF’s business support programme, ‘London Style’, has pioneered the way for ethical design since the launch of his business in 2008 and for Spring/Summer 2012 he continues to evolve, reconstructing old parachutes, tents and sailor smocks into technologically forward outerwear.
November 15, 2011 by alex
i-Sustain the CSF’s year long collaboration with i-D online is featured this month in the Winter Warm Up Issue. We’ll say no more just get down the shops and buy it, it’s a great issue and we’re really proud of the project
November 11, 2011 by Cath
The Design a Dress Competition is calling all emerging fashion designers to construct a dress out of used paper. What kind of used paper is up to you, newspaper, wrapping paper, note paper, any kind or paper as long as its recycled! Simply post a picture of your creation on the British Vogue Facebook page and ask everyone you know to vote as much as they can for your dress between December 1-7. The 10 most-voted-for dresses will be published on VOGUE.COM during online fashion week and the Winner’s dress will be manufactured (from a sustainable fabric of course) and sold along Matches’ own label, Freda, during Spring/Summer 12. The contest is open from November 9 – 30.
ENTER THE COMPETITION HERE
Winners of Fashioning the Future Awards 2011 Announced at Futuristic Ceremony at Canary Wharf
Caryn Franklin with Winners Christian Frank Muller, Ashley Brock and Sara Emilie Terp Hansen
Last night (10 November 2011) in the beautiful surroundings of the East Wintergarden at Canary Wharf guests from the world of fashion, business and sustainable living including Olivia Inge, Baroness Lola Young and Caryn Franklin gathered for the annual Centre for Sustainable Fashion’s, Fashioning the Future Awards 2011. Now in its third year and supported by the United Nations, The Body Shop and Canary Wharf, Fashioning the Future has rapidly become the leading international student competition for design and innovation in sustainable fashion and attracts entries from all over the world.
Winner of the Unique Balance Award was Central Saint Martins student, Sara Emilie Terp Hansen; Winner of the Unique Materials and Processes Award was Evelyn Lebis from Sweden; Winner of the Unique Communications Award was Christian Frank Muller from Germany; Winner of the Unique Enterprise Award was Alice Payne from Australia and Winner for the Unique Design Award was LCF MA graduate from Portugal, Lara Torres. The final Award of the evening was the Body Shop One to Watch and was awarded to Ashley Brock from the USA.
Fashioning the Future Models wearing some the of the finalists designs
The accompanying exhibition will be open FREE to the public from Friday 11th – Sunday 13th November 2011 in the East Wintergarden at Canary Wharf. It will be a beautiful representation of how solutions to some of the world’s toughest environmental imperatives will come from the next generation of designers and will showcase the winners and finalists. Opening times: Friday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday 12 – 4 pm.
November 10, 2011 by zbeck
Kolding School of Design invites applications for a PhD Fellowship starting 1 February, 2012 or as soon as possible after that date. The fellowship has a three year duration and is in the field:
New materials within a design professional and sustainable frame of reference.
The position will be affiliated with the future doctoral school under the auspices of the Architect and Design Schools with place of employment at Kolding School of Design, Department of Product Design.
The project will contribute to building knowledge of new materials in a broad design sense within a sustainable frame of reference. The Department of Product Design comprises three specialist domains, Fashion, Textile, and Industrial Design, and sustainability represents one of the school’s strategic target areas.
New knowledge in this field intends to strengthen creativity and innovation in terms of education and practice, contribute to renewed self-understanding, and support design solutions to the many future challenges of product design.
For more information please visit http://golf.hr-manager.net
November 9, 2011 by Nina
Congratulations to the Centre for Sustainable Fashion for being recognised this year at the Green Gown Awards.
Photo by Rafael Bastos
Competing against prestigious universities such as Durham, Sheffield and Cambridge, London College of Fashion has won the Green Gown Award for Social Responsibility with the Fashion Education in Prisons Project, delivered by BA Womenswear, with support from the CSF, and managed by Camilla Howarth and Claire Swift. The Centre for Sustainable Fashion won special mention with Highly Commended in the Green Gown Award for Skills for our London Style business support programme, managed by Alex McIntosh.
Work from the Fashion Education in Prisons Project; Image Credit Sean Micheal
November 8, 2011 by Nina
We are proud to announce that the Centre for Sustainable Fashion’s Student and Tutor Resources are now online. We hope that you find this a useful source of information. Your thoughts and opinions are valuable to the growth and development of these resources so please get in touch with any comments you may have.
Winners to be announced Thursday November 11
Photo by Kerry Dean, Garment by Jessica Robertson
The Fashioning the Future Awards 2011 are taking place at the East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf this Thursday, November 11, where a selection of works will be shown in an exclusive ceremony and winners of the five categories will be announced. The winning designs and selected shortlisted works will also be displayed in a public exhibition at the East Windergarden from 11-13 November 2011.
November 7, 2011 by Nina
Ireland’s Hidden Wardrobe is an exhibition curated by LCF MA Fashion and the Environment student, Katriona Lea to celebrate the artisan craft and skills of Ireland’s fashion industry. Viewed through the eye of Barry McCall’s photography are works by Paul Costelloe, John Rocha, Jen Kelly and Claire O’Sullivan, just to name a few.
Dress by Ruth Duignan; Photo by Barry McCall
Looking into the future potential of Ireland’s fashion industry, this exhibition challenges hyper consumption and promotes the idea that countries like Ireland must utilise the strength of their skills and their ability to create a more “user-centred approach” in line with local social requirements and new forms of social employment. Each work displays a unique creativity whilst maintaining devotion to its inherint craft.
Ireland’s Hidden Wardrobe will show from November 24-28 2011 at the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin.