They began with introductions in which everyone had to say why they loved fashion – which resulted in some great comments from a mature and articulate group. Another warm-up exercise involved an energetic competition to complete an alphabet of fashion, before the team gave a presentation on their roles and how they broke into the fashion world. Next, the young people completed a practical challenge related to London Fashion Week, working in small groups led by pairs from the BFC – ranging from designing the layout for a fashion show to considering ways of promoting the event via social media.
The team were genuinely impressed by the young people’s ideas, which they presented confidently at the end of the session. The day ended with an exploration of the garments that the Club members had during their course and a tour of the 3rd year Fashion BA (Hons) degree studios.