Sunday, 1 May 2011
Emotionally Considerate Design
This week with see the Edinburgh College Of Art Fashion Show. The show will feature the final collections of 20 graduating students from Fashion and Performance Costume. This year there will also be three new labels launched by graduating students as part of the 'All walks on the Catwalk' project. This project was established by Caryn Franklin, Debra Borne and Erin O'Connor. The objective of the project is to encourage a more diverse ideal of beauty within fashion, celebrating diversity and promoting 'Emotionally Considerate design' where fashion designers consider the emotional needs of the wearer. The students were assigned a 'icon' woman whom they had to get to know before specifically designing a dress that meets their needs. The 'Icon' women are different sizes and ages and one is pregnant and they will all be modeling the bespoke creations in this upcoming cat walk.