Rottingdean Bazaar, hat design

  • University of Brighton

The Fashion&Business Club from the University of Brighton enjoyed a Masterclass with experimental fashion and styling duo Rottingdean Bazaar.

Luke and James began with a presentation of pictures from their shows, and then introduced the young people to the brief for the day: to make a hat using basic materials such as cardboard, string, paper and tape. They were tasked to ‘work quickly, not worrying about perfection, but to think about how to simply communicate an idea through shape, scale and texture’. They received  inspiration from pictures of Rottingdean Bazaar’s own hat creations, which set the tone for an imaginative, playful approach.

Working individually or in pairs, the Club members worked hard and produced some amazing results in a short amount of time, going to town with their individual, original and technically impressive designs. At the end of the session, they each presented to the rest of the group, explaining the thinking behind their hats, which will then be exhibited at the Summer Show.

Rottingdean Bazaar, hat design

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