This year WSA (Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton) ran its own FASHION WEEK alongside Winchester Fashion Week to great success.
The event schedule included a host of activities including exhibitions, talks, fashion films, five fashion workshops and two fashion shows. There were two fashion pop-up shops; one on campus on Park Avenue Winchester, which sold vintage clothing and products designed and made by our very own fashion students. The other based at the Visitor Information Centre on the High St Winchester selling reworked garments from Salvation Army clothing donations as part of a year two fashion design project, ‘Future you / Future Fashion’ in collaboration with the charity. All sale proceeds went straight back to the Salvation Army.
Two exhibitions ran through the week. ‘ReBurberry’ featured designs made from donations of left-over Burberry fabric offered to the school through the British Fashion Council all of which helped to promote the local homeless charity Winchester Churches Nightshelter which is located on the site of the original Burberry factory. The Fashion Marketing programme FEAST team exhibited ‘Feast Yo Eyes’ that included a series of fashion films on display on campus and online via the FEAST website.
Event organiser: Amanda Bragg Mollison @marketingoffashion