Charity Sustainable Fashion Show With Local Students

South Thames College students collaborated with Wandsworth Oasis

Last week saw South Thames College students from a variety of courses come together for the end of year charity fashion show for which they partnered the South London charity, Wandsworth Oasis.

The event showcased the type of sustainable fashion that can be re-used and up-cycled, a very topical subject with retail brands continuously being scrutinised for fast fashion and the effect this has on the environment.

The students from a range of courses were involved in the show, gaining invaluable first-hand experience of event production. The Art and Design students worked on style redesign of the clothes which were exhibited on the night with Beauty and Media Makeup students styling the models. Construction students built the stage and the TV and Film Production students filmed throughout the event.

The event was opened by Gill Perkins from the Wandsworth Oasis Charity, with closing remarks from Councillor Jane Cooper, Mayor of Wandsworth. A range of local businesses were in attendance.

Wandsworth Oasis are celebrating 30 years of HIV support and prevention through its 10 South London charity shops and fundraising events. Gill Perkins of Wandsworth Oasis commented “It was an absolute pleasure to work in conjunction with South Thames College for the first joint fashion show on Wednesday 12 June 2019. Clothes up-cycled and re-purposed from one of our charity shops on Garratt Lane were showcased by the students in fabulous style.

"We are always wanting to highlight the importance of Charity Shops – a sustainable alternative to ‘fast fashion’. This was certainly showcased and it was truly inspiring to see such talent from all the students involved."

The event gave students valuable insight into real life event production. Denise Scott-Brown, who is studying H.E. Access Fashion, commented: "Taking part in the fashion show made me realise - you can live your dream!'


June 28, 2019