Remaking our Ideas about Fashion
Transition Stroud Textile Group did us proud last night with a Catwalk Show at The Space. Half a dozen local designers and makers showed their collections. Therese Mary Designs from Nailsworth and Patch the Cat from Bussage were showing revitalised clothes and new garments made from discarded fabrics. Rosie and Noemi are recently qualified textile designers involved in their first shows. Their collections included refurbished evening gowns and felted and reconstructed garments in thrilling colours. Local makers Fran Webber and Caroline Purdy had collections of their beautiful clothes, hand-made near to Stroud.
The evening was a great fun event. The local models--all ages, shapes and sizes, although only one gender at this stage--displayed their individual personalities as well as the fashions. There was a variety of music and much enthustiastic audience participation. The transition fashion show is destined to become an annual event.
Photos to follow. . .