FAD + V&A: Behind the Scenes at Blythe House

FAD Projects
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.

FAD Visit to Textiles Archive at Blythe House

FAD Visit to Textiles Archive at Blythe House

FAD Visit to Textiles Archive at Blythe House
FAD Visit to Textiles Archive at Blythe House

 

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