FASHION OPEN STUDIOS 

BY BEL JACOBS

Fashion Open Studio is a worldwide showcasing initiative of interactive open studio evens which take place during Fashion Revolution Week. 

It’s only the second time it’s taken place but once again, an impressive international calendar of presentations, talks, openings and workshops will shine a light on both the innovative emerging designers and established trailblazers who are finding alternative ways of producing fashion that is mindful of the planet and its resources. 

The industry is looking for answers and, as is so often, it’s the smaller brands who are leading eh way. And making is everything. “We want to celebrate the invisible process behind designers finished collections, the intimacy of a studio, the reality of the team, and see the people that make out clothes,’ says Orsola de Castro, Fashion Revolution founder. 

Events from Elvis & Kresse, Phoebe English, OneByMe, Kepler and Katie Jones are just a few of the names on board for the events. Big hitters including Katharine Hamnett, Burberry, Christopher Raeburn and Stella McCartney. 

Find the events here. FASHION REVOLUTION OPEN STUDIOS

Meanwhile, these are our picks!

Fashion Open Studio at Vivienne Westwood
April 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6 Davies Street
London, W1K 3DN United Kingdom
Vivienne Westwood couturiers' guide guests through the traditional British tailoring, avant-garde design and the distinct couture techniques of the house.

DiscoMAKE & Mend £3.50
April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm + Google Map
Barnardo's Shop 414 Brixton Rd, Brixton, SW9 7AY
Join Barnardo's Brixton as it teams up with Fashion Revolution Week for a DiscoMAKE event. This event will be led by talented designers, Matthew Needham, and Maddie William; a number of student makers will be on hand to assist with your customisation throughout the evening.

Katie Jones X Wool And The Gang  Clutch Bag Hack for Fashion Revolution!
April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm £10
The Threadworks, 4th Floor, 18-20 Saint John Street, 
London, London EC1M 4AY
Join designer Katie Jones for this Fashion Revolution workshop and knit yourself your very own Wool And The Gang happy-go-lucky clutch made with crazy sexy wool - and a Katie Jones Twist.
Learn a new skill or practice an old to gain a deeper understanding of how much time and materials goes into our clothes! #lovedclotheslast

CONGREGATION OPEN STUDIOS FREE
April 27 @ 6:00 pm - April 28 @ 6:00 pm + Google Map
18 Saltram Crescent
London, W9 3HW United Kingdom
CONGREGATION is a collective of anonymous fashion designers, photographers, stylists, art directors, videographers, and performers which operates on the periphery of the fashion industry.  It explores potential new value systems and modes of production - which is just what we need right now. Join members of Congregation as they host a series of live workshops exploring approaches to collaborative garment manufacturing and image making.

RÆBURN REPAIRS: An Open Day of Free Repairs FREE
April 28 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm + Google Map
The Textile Building, 29a Chatham Place
London, London E9 6NY United Kingdom
RÆBURN Repairs is back, hosting a new open day of free repairs for Fashion Revolution Week, as part of its continuing Remade, Reduced, Recycled initiative.