Local teenagers from Whitehawk, Brighton, have been trying their hands at fashion design
16 Jul 2009
Local teenagers from Whitehawk, Brighton have been trying their hands at fashion design at the University of Brighton’s Faculty of Arts. Technical demonstrator, Julie Sissons, has been leading the fashion workshops on behalf of Crew Club, the activity programme which offers opportunities and a safe place to children from Whitehawk.
During the six-week course the teenagers will look at various elements of design, from recycled fashion and fashion design, to illustration, basic pattern cutting and sewing techniques. The project finishes with the students styling a photo session with their designs.
The Crew Club was set up as a community centre in Whitehawk in 1999 to run evening session on weekdays and day-time activity sessions during school holidays. Run by local people the Crew Club’s aim is simple: to provide an exciting and safe place for young people to get together, socialise and take part in a variety of activities. The event was funded and co-ordinated by Widening Participation at the University of Brighton