Sustainability and fashion: a designer's perspective

3 April 2020, 16:30 - 17:00
Cambridge campus

The words Sustainable Fashion Week set against a background of green fabric

This event was due to take place on 3 April, but we've postponed it in light of Government guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19). We'll confirm a new date as soon as we can.

Join Dr Wendy Moody, lecturer on the BA (Hons) Fashion Design course at ARU, for her insights into the world of sustainability and fashion.

Wendy’s current inter- and multi-disciplinary fashion/textiles practice and academic research is based upon buyer and wearer behaviour. Wendy examines and questions the relationships between the self-concept, emotions, memories and body perception/detection. This includes conceptual and creative interpretation and fashion and textile storytelling, and qualitative research to add to academic debate into wearer behaviour.

Drawing upon this and previous research where buying new clothing has shown to be used as a tool for self-development, and with links to sustainability, Wendy is also interested in simulating design and wearer sensory experiences where wearers re-experience their own clothes, new existing clothes and creative designs.

This fresh take of fashion from a designers perspective, can reduce the need to buy more and waste pre-loved clothes. Instead of clothes ending up in landfill, imagination and inspiration can cause us to think outside the box in respect of the previously accepted disposable fashion, showing that we can be resourceful in our attitudes.

Wendy's talk takes place from 4.30-4.50pm

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This event is part of our first-ever sustainable fashion week, with a catwalk show taking place shortly after Wendy's talk. You're welcome to join us for both events, but please pre-book for Wendy's talk.

Event Details

3 April 2020, 16:30 - 17:00
Cambridge campus

We continue to closely monitor the rapidly evolving situation around coronavirus (COVID-19). So we can best protect the health and wellbeing of all members of the community we are closing our campuses and suspending all public-facing events on campus, from Monday 23 March, until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.