Upstart Festival at V&A South Kensington — Careers in Fashion

A free festival for young people exploring careers in fashion.

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Join Upstart Festival at V&A South Kensington as we explore careers in fashion. Learn new skills, meet designers and artists, and connect with likeminded creatives.

  • Take part in a range of creative workshops including fashion illustration, repurposing preloved clothes and waste materials into original creations, and dreaming up DIVA outfits with unconventional materials.

  • Join exclusive talks from designers and fashion professionals offering advice on how to build and sustain a happy and healthy creative career.

  • Receive guidance on how to manage your wellbeing whilst working in a challenging industry.

  • Get pointers to a range of next steps, for whatever stage you're at on your journey.

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All events are free. Some events are ticketed and can be booked in advance and, depending on availability, on the day. Places for other events will be designated on a first come first served basis.

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