Fashion student makes a stand in House
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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