As part of Beijing Fashion Week 2017, Manchester Fashion Institute ran a project in partnership with Liberty London, where Fashion Design and Technology student’s designs were showcased in a Collaborative Fashion Show with Beijing Fashion Institute on 27 March.
The project brief asked students to rethink the use of traditional Liberty prints, using the fabrics supplied in a new and exciting way. The students were tasked with ‘re-imaging the Liberty prints and designing with British attitude and aesthetic.’ They were asked to consider elements such as culture and stylistic clashing; fabric and silhouette clashes; innovation through cut and construction methods; design narrative and visual impact.
Twenty designs were selected from six shortlisted students, who joined the staff team in design sessions in order to refine their ideas, allocate fabrics and finalise planning for those outfits chosen to storm the runway.
The finished designs were produced in China, and the six shortlisted students joined their garments in Beijing as part of a funded trip.
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