This year we put in an application to the Prince’s Trust to work on the Design Quest project, which brings together artists, designers and museums to work with students in secondary education on creative projects. We were very lucky to be one of the 3 London schools to be selected!
On Thursday 25 April, Year 7 Specialist Curriculum went to Bermondsey to see the Kaffe Fasset exhibition at the Fashion and Textiles Museum. The textiles were a riot of colour and pattern. The Princes Trust sponsored Lister to have a guided tour of the exhibition, look around the amazing workshops of Zandra Rhodes and take part in a drawing workshop led by a fashion designer. Safiya gave the trip 10 out of 10. Nishat loved the way Zandra Rhodes was inspired by the 1970s patterns she said, “ the designs were amazing and unique it brings the 1970s alive today”. The students really liked the ‘touching wall’ where you could feel Kaffe Fasset’s actual knitted, woven and embroidered fabrics. Year 7 Specialist Curriculum are now going to design their own collections inspired by the exhibition which will go on show at the fashion and textiles museum later in the summer.
Taniya said “I thought it was a really fun trip because I saw different types of fashion designs and found out how important colour is in Kaffe Fasset’s work.”
Arif thought “the dresses were fantastic because they showed different designs we don’t often see today.”
Billy said, “I think the Kaffe Fasset drawings were amazing”.
By Ms Mortimer