BA Fashion students prepare for PROJECT RED 2020

Students at the Cass have been gearing up for the 6th annual first year catwalk show.

Date: 30 January 2020

Students studying on the BA (Hons) Fashion course at The Cass have been busily preparing for the annual live catwalk show, PROJECT RED, which takes place in the Atrium at Goulston Street on Friday 21 February at 5.45pm

The show, which marks the end to this year's Celebration Week at The Cass, features work from first year students on The Cass BA (Hons) Fashion degree and will be followed by a drinks reception with staff and students.

The students taking part in PROJECT RED 2020 once again took their inspiration from the red feather used to represent Sir John Cass, the philanthropist after whom the School is named. "According to some, Sir John Cass died suddenly in the middle of signing his will by which his Foundation is still endowed and those present at Founder’s Day honour him by wearing a red feather, which has come to represent the blood-stained quill he was using at the time."

Using the red feather and the story of Sir John Cass as a starting point, students were asked to design a collection of 10 red outfits exploring what the colour red means to them.  They then chose one red ' avant garde showpiece' in felt and cotton to create for the catwalk show, having had just 6 weeks experience at University to grasp the basic sewing and pattern cutting skills. These restrictions in colour and material ensure that the the focus of their designs is simply on the garment's silhouette.

You can see a video of 2019's PROJECT RED show on YouTube - Undergraduate Film and Photography students from the School will again take the opportunity to record the show for their own portfolios.

To attend PROJECT RED, please book your free seat on the front row here  as soon as you can as it is an extermely popular event.

If you are a teacher or lecturer who would like to arrange a group booking for your school or college students, please contact Michael Upton 

male model on catwalk in red garment