Fashion industry insight for students and young people 

November 17, 2022

To celebrate the success of the second Upstart Creative Careers festival for schools and young people, we’re sharing our Fashion & Identity webinar for Secondary Schools.  

Be inspired by the presenters in this session as they discuss key themes within fashion design, styling and identity.  

screengrab of webinar, showing speaker in a window on the right, and a slide from her presentation featuring a black and white outfit on the left

Fashion and Identity Webinar

What is it to be ‘masculine’ in today’s increasingly gender aware landscape? Linking to the exhibition, Fashioning Masculinities, this webinar gives viewers the opportunity to explore historical and contemporary designers and key themes from the show through the lens of a practicing designer.  

Beginning with an introduction to the Fashioning Masculinities exhibition by curator, Claire Wilcox, the webinar then features a presentation from fashion designer and creative director, Abigail Ajobi.  

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– Melissa Whittaker – Learning Coordinator, Schools and Colleges
– Claire Wilcox – Senior Curator of Textiles and Fashion at the V&A, and curator of the Fashioning Mascilinities: The Art of Menswear exhibition

– Abigail Ajobi – Fashion Designer and Creative Director 

Check out upcoming events for Schools and Colleges. 

This webinar recording has been made possible by the Drapers’ Company. 

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