About Fashion Open Studio
Fashion Open Studio is Fashion Revolution’s showcasing initiative, launched in 2017. It is an event series which aims to celebrate the people and processes behind fashion. They work with emerging designers, established trailblazers and major players to promote industry transparency and longevity through simple, authentic narratives that resonate with consumers and creatives alike. The programme takes place both digitally and offline in physical events.
About the project
Fashion Open Studio and the British Council will present a series of studio events and workshops with nine international designers in response to the themes of the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26. Launching at Digital Design Weekend at the V&A, during London Design Festival in September 2021, nine participating designers from across the world have been selected to open up their studios virtually to showcase their creative responses to fashion’s environmental impact and the climate talk themes of Adaptation and Resilience and Nature. The digital event series will take place between 25 September - 12 November, forming part of the British Council's The Climate Connection global programme. The event series will be animated by a physical activation in Glasgow during COP26 (1-12 November) which will offer the public and COP26 attendees alike an opportunity to interact with the open studio activities in person.
Digital Events and Platform
Turkish sustainable fashion brand Huner is focused on delivering material driven designs. On 30 September huner hosted a virtual event and opened up their studios virtually to showcase their creative response to fashion’s environmental impact and took their participants to a live tour at their studio to show how their materials are transformed into a huner tote bag.
The digital event explored the way that Huner sources materials and their quest to use every piece of sail cloth they acquire, including the offcuts from their own production process.
Please visit here to watch the studio visit event.