Third-year students at Bath Spa University have launched a fundraising campaign so they can showcase their work at Graduate Fashion Week.
Participating in the 2020 showcase of new design talent would bring the Fashion Design students invaluable exposure to industry professionals, as well as be a final celebration of their 3 years at the university.
On their fundraising page, they say: “As every year has before us, it would mean the world to us to be able to showcase our work at Graduate Fashion Week “the largest showcase of BA fashion in the world and represents the future of creative design talent”.
They need to raise £10,500 in just three and a half months.
The 22 students are part of the next wave of graduate designers who will contribute to the fashion industry’s future.
On their course, they are continually researching, designing, and exploring ideas through drape, creative pattern cutting amongst other processes, in order to develop their ideas into tangible responses.
“To us, fashion is our art form. We explore different narratives to capture a specific feeling, a time in history, or bring awareness to a certain issue, whether it be political or something that may be more personal, resonating with a particular group of individuals.
“By donating to this fund you are allowing us to share our art with the wider world. Without your support, it will be more difficult to reach our end goal.”
The students are asking for donations from £1 to £30, £50, or however much you can give.
For more information and to donate to the fashion fundraiser, visit: https://bathspa.hubbub.net/p/gfw20fundraiser/
You can follow their story on Instagram @bsufashion2020.