Roadshow brings fashion and art together

BRIDGET RAILTON
Last updated 05:00 22/01/2014

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What do you get when you mix paper, plastic and a room full of fashion creatives?

A Fashion Art Roadshow, hosted by the Southern Institute of Technology, found out during a two-day workshop in Invercargill this week.

Tutor Lindah Lepou, a well-known fashion artist, said the workshop gave creative people interested in the fashion industry an insight into the broader opportunities available within the world of design.

"Fashion art gives an exciting approach to fashion. It's about being creative, showing there are broader opportunities and different approaches [to fashion].

"It's not all about being a designer."

During the workshop, participants were given the task of creating fashion art from limiting resources, such as paper and plastic, she said.

"It forces them to be creative."

Part of the process was to get each individual to first think about what made them unique and then draw inspiration from there.

Workshop participants came from a variety of backgrounds. Some were interested in studying fashion, some were artists, some were knitters, and about half the class travelled down from Gore to attend, she said.

An exhibition open to friends and family of workshop participants is on today from 5pm until 7pm to showcase the creations.

The free roadshow then travels to Queenstown on January 29 and 30 and then Dunedin on February 4 and 5.

 

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