Friday, 19 November 2010

Extravagansey II

Dr Annie Shaw with Adam Smith College fashion students

A sparky group of 38 HNC/D Fashion Business students enjoyed a trip to Anstruther today to hear a presentation by Dr Annie Shaw and view the 'Extravagansey' exhibition at the Scottish Fisheries Museum. Dr Shaw gave an illuminating insight into the heritage and background to her PhD research and explained many of her design development and finishing techniques. It was a great pleasure to learn how fast and slow fashion have evolved and then see it in the flesh for a fully interactive experience.

All students were fully engaged with the breadth of work on show and exhausted themselves with relevant and thought provoking questions about our disposable society and the role of 'hand made' in the future. Sharon gave a vote of thanks with a local flavour that gave me a lump in my throat. Along the lines of, 'Open your eyes and look around you. Take note of what is in front of you and take nothing for granted. You can find inspiration everywhere.'

On the tour of the museum afterwards, Hannah, Jess and Heather enjoyed the full Anstruther dress up experience and Stacey tried out the fishing vessel bunks. Many thanks to those who shared their chips with Anita and I as the sun set over the harbour.

Special thanks to Dr Annie Shaw and of course, Andrea Sayers, Scottish Fisheries Museum Education Officer who has been enthusiastic, accomodating and welcoming to us all.

We are inspired . . . . . .

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