V&A Dundee

Kindred Clothing

Run by Dundee-based charity Front Lounge, Kindred Clothing takes learners through the key stages of the garment production process, while teaching practical fashion photography skills and techniques to present themselves, their stories and their clothes.

The eight-week programme at V&A Dundee, led by Holly Stansfield, the Dundee designer behind up-and-coming fashion house Betty and Moira provided another opportunity for Kindred Clothing graduates. By immersing themselves in Night Fever: Designing Club Culture, the participants took inspiration from the show to create striking items of clothing.

Hear from Holly Stansfield, Ashley Ross from Front Lounge and our Young People and Families Producer, Tracey Smith below.

These sessions at the museum follow on from a previous Kindred Clothing block supported by the museum’s Learning team. Late last year, five students spent six weeks creating a 1960s style dress from scratch. Inspired by the Mary Quant exhibition, the dress was made with sustainable materials and guidance provided by V&A Dundee’s Learning team. The Stich School dress went on to be exhibited, as part of V&A Dundee’s Sewing Box for the Future exhibition.

Video courtesy of Front Lounge.