This week the FAD team have been at the V&A museum running a series of creative portfolio workshops for 16-24 years old.
Part of the V&A’s Create Futures programme, the workshops aim to give young people who are not currently in education, full time work or training, a taste of fashion and textiles design and help them to create a ‘mini’ portfolio to build on in the future.
“I loved the opportunity to go the V&A archive at Blythe House. Now I know about it I’m going to go back there and do research by myself. Research is so important – without a backstory you cant have an ending.” Santenne
It’s also about equipping them with the skills to make the most of amazing cultural venues like the V&A. Cue a visit to Blythe House and the museum’s Japanese textiles archive, where we saw the same pieces used by Alexander McQueen as inspiration for his couture collections. It was a fascinating afternoon of drawing and discovering rich embroideries, antique prints and Japanese kimonos. Thank you to the V&A team for hosting us!
Look out for more blog posts and photos from this week’s inspiring FAD + V&A portfolio workshops coming soon. Find out more about the textiles archives at Blythe house here.