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
Each of the selected designer will create a digital event for the Fashion Open Studio x COP26 event programme. These take a variety of format from studio tours, demos, workshops, exhibition tours, fashion films, process films and sewing circle discussions. Events will take place between 25 September – 12 November in the lead up to and during COP26.