Fash­ion stu­dent makes a stand in House

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

AN as­pir­ing fash­ion designer vis­ited the Houses of Par­lia­ment as part of an event where stu­dents use fash­ion to ex­press their thoughts and opin­ions on dif­fer­ent so­cial is­sues.

Imo­gen Pruthi, who is in the first year of a Uni­ver­sity of the Arts Lon­don (UAL) Ex­tended Di­ploma course in Fash­ion De­sign at Macclesfield Col­lege, took part in the ‘I Stood Up’ event. She said: “A very in­ter­est­ing de­bate took place at the event which high­lighted how so­cial is­sues such as hous­ing and prob­lems sur­round­ing the living wage can af­fect the fash­ion in­dus­try and sus­tain­able fash­ion – es­pe­cially as it’s of­ten per­ceived that the art world, and specif­i­cally the fash­ion in­dus­try, are more re­moved from th­ese is­sues that other in­dus­tries. The whole ex­pe­ri­ence was in­cred­i­ble and I re­ally en­joyed tak­ing part.”

An­gela Devoti, course leader, said: “Fash­ion has al­ways been a great way to make a state­ment as it is the per­fect ve­hi­cle for com­mu­ni­ca­tion. ‘I Stood Up’ is a fan­tas­tic event to bring peo­ple to­gether and voice their opin­ions - the more we in­spire and en­cour­age oth­ers to ex­press them­selves the more we can in­flu­ence change for the bet­ter that will have a pos­i­tive ef­fect on so­ci­ety.”

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