Brick Lane Meets Park Lane
Students from the Articulate Bodies studio on the BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing presented their work at a catwalk show at the Park Lane showroom of Aston Martin.
The event which was organised by Course Leader Marianne Forrest saw VIPs, journalists, business partners, staff and students mingle to enjoy work from graduating students - and a glass of prosecco.
In the spirit of collaboration and with all their transferrable skills at the ready students and staff joined forces with professional creatives to make all the costumes, the music (using only body sounds) and even the Catwalk itself to create the show for Jewellery on the subject of the Articulate Body. The work expressed personal journeys through students own experiences with themes based on often sad or traumatic fragments of living in the fragile and vulnerable space we all know so well. The show is a celebration of life and living with expression at the heart of experience.
Opening the event, Charlotte Gorse Head of The School of Design thanked the many commercial and creative partners who have contributed to the school's studios over the year, many of whom were in the audience and went on to announce the new BA Fashion course that starts at The Cass this year- building on many years of success in Fashion Textiles and Jewellery.
Jewellery student Sophie Yarrow then introduced the Catwalk show, comparing the elegance and craftsmanship of bespoke British design at Aston Martin with the values and philosophy at The Cass.
The show started with the epitome of articulacy - the mute Marcel Marceau character drawing the models from behind the set in an embodiment of silent communication as a metaphor for Jewellery itself.
There followed a stream of works displayed on concrete coloured clothing expressing the collapse of the roof in Riga, the restraints society bestows upon us, the experience of Epilepsy, movement and restriction, wrinkles, scars and skin.
The finale involved the models mingling with the audience to enable a closer look at the fine detailing and craftsmanship of the Jewellery itself.
Talking about the event, Charlotte Gorse said, "The event was a great success, highlighting the high levels of skill, thought and care that goes into our students' work. It was also a fantastic opportunity to thank some of the cultural, creative and commercial partners who have been working with us over the year for their commitment & shared expertise. Finally it was a great launch pad for Fashion at The Cass - Park Lane will see us again soon"
A huge THANK YOU all those who helped and worked so hard;
Window Graphic printing: MediaCo
Michelle Lewis- Pattern cutter (Vivienne Westwood & Aleexander McQueen)
Bollo Zajaczkowski - Trend Researcher
Reema Patel & Reshma Patel
Elina Eva, Alicia, Ellie, Velma, Holly, JeVaughan, Gina
A special thank you to Aston Martin W-One who gave so generously and supported us so patiently.
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