Sunday, 30 December 2012

AIU (American Intercontinental University) London - Sustainable Fashion Show

AIU (American Intercontinental University) London hosted its last fashion show of the year in Marylebone Gardens. 
Award winning designs of the night were:
Image provided by AIU London

Emma Louise Murray’s Creative Drape gown. Recycled plastic bags were glued over the dress fabric giving texture and a pair of embellished white jeans draped around the shoulders as a shawl.
Emma was awarded an internship at Lipsy plus a Lipsy dress.
Image provided by AIU London
Taylor Scopes-Upton’s pristine white arctic parka outfit from the Precollections category earning a cash prize from Vilene Freudenberg
AIU’s December shows always contain experimental pieces and for this year it was to stretch the design students’ imagination to create ‘better quality or greater environmental value’ garments from ‘useless products’ or ‘waste materials’.
Creative Drape Fashion student - Rashaud Hightower

 Titled ‘Upcycle’, the design brief for the students was Reduce,  Reuse and Recycle.  
 Upcycle was then broken down into three themes: Creative Drape, 3D form and Precollections.

Reena Choudry - Creative Drape. Image provided by AIU London
The Creative Drape project instructed the students to take a blouse and make it into a new top incorporating the paisley fabric provided.
Designs were a collage of recycled fabrics including no longer worn garments, paisley fabric, plastic bags and old newspaper to well worn leather from old sofas and boots.
Sarah Bergman used her own old leather boots to create sleeves bringing an edgy touch to her Creative Drape white cotton gown.
 Rakayla Robertson was inspired for her 3D Form top by a stack of newspapers found on a bus, not wanting to throw the paper away. She also transforms a sweatshirt into a pair of low crotch harem style pants with the sleeves as the trousers legs.
Catherine Calderon removes the sleeves and cuffs from her striped shirt and re-uses them as part of the bottom of her trousers.  

 Shirt sleeves with the cuffs are also used as trouser legs in Amelie Scharfetter’s dip dyed outfit.

Image provided by AIU London

Isaias Ponce was inspired by Russian girls who disguiesd themselves as boys to avoid discrimination and danger for her Creative Drape outfit

Brittany Dixon was inspired by volume and architecture for her Creative Drape gown

Carli Tallent inspired by golds and elegance.
Dafna Mayberg inspired by ways of folding and creating dimenstion to paper
Rashaud Hightower inspired by metals, rust and wire
Jeffrey Van Hare goes for the broken doll theme
Laurea Lindros - cosy warm and furry looks

3D Gategory:
Henna Abdul Karim
Roxanne Nahala
Anna Duarte

Hazim Bangwar

Michelle Kasujja
Flaminia Mechoulan


Inspired by Gareth Pugh, make up created by the Session Hair was of dramatic white geometric shapes on eyelids and over eyebrows whilst the hair style by Electric Hair was sharp sleeked back pony tails.
Proceeds from the event will go to the FSSA Zambia, funding for Secondary School Assistance in Zambia.

1 comment:

  1. These are really interesting!
    Happy Holidays and a Perfect New Year!



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