We were super happy to conclude our season of summer workshops with a mega-collab with JOBO Studios and Nike.
First off, JOBO founder (and Fashion Futures 2009 graduate) Joel led a design workshop on harnessing fashion to “make a statement,” using text, graphics, creativity and humour to spark discussion on the local and global issues we face.
After some passionate and insightful discussion, each student set to work on black and white screenprint artworks addressing concerns from gentrification to gender expectations and climate change.
For part 2, it was exciting to reconnect with FAD volunteer Jess, now Creative Director of Women’s Sportswear Apparel at Nike in New York and her team. We headed to DesignMe Textiles in Brixton (run by Fashion Futures 2010 alumna Michelle) for an intensive introduction to screenprinting onto fabric.
Students learned how to expose their designs onto silkscreens and print them on to t-shirts and tote bags. We’re very grateful to Katie for her knowledgeable demonstrations and patient support.
Despite the drizzle, we topped off the day with a mini photoshoot of the designs. We’ll be sharing more on our Instagram feed in the coming weeks.