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INSPIRING
A
LEGACY

Legacy and Lasting Impact - University and College Student Engagement

The BRIT Fashion initiative is an opportunity for British Designers to have a lasting impact on changing perceptions of mental health, disability, gender, and body image.  Through their leadership and example, there is potential to unite the British Fashion Industry and create a legacy for destigmatising the many challenges faced by young adults and wider communities. To celebrate inclusivity through a UK-wide annual BRIT Fashion Competition, British Designers will be encouraged to share their creative process and design with University and College Students at an institution of their choice.

 

Each university/college will be requested to hold an internal annual inclusive competition and put forward one design that will be showcased at an event or venue where the fashion industry gathers each year (for example; London Fashion Week or a bespoke British Fashion Designer’s Event. These are just some of the institutions who offer fashion and design courses and degrees that we would approach to be part of our initiative;

 

Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)

Loughborough University

Kingston University

Buckinghamshire New University (BNU)

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

University of Edinburgh

University of the Arts London

Northumbria University

University of South Wales

University of Wales Trinity St David

University of Salford

Solent University Southampton

Bath Spa University

Falmouth University

Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)

University for the Creative Arts

London College of Fashion

Norwich University of the Arts

Central Saint Martins

Winchester University

Norwich University of the Arts

Arts University Plymouth

Hereford College of Arts

Instituto Marangoni London

Leeds Arts University

 

The intent, with a dynamic communications plan, is for British Designers to come together and assist in creating a legacy event that has a lasting impact by showing their collective support to changing perceptions of mental health, disability and body image.

*Post-Media launch in the October Edition of our British Fashion Media Partner's Magazine, we will invite the 24 British Designers, the 24 BRIT Ambassadors or Disability/Inclusion Campaigners, and representatives from UK Universities and Colleges that teach Fashion and Design, to a Reception to celebrate BRIT Fashion.

The 24 British Designers will then be asked to visit the University or College of their choice, in the Winter of 2024/Spring of 2025, and share the story of their collaboration and design.

The reception will launch the invitation for students to enter an annual BRIT Fashion Competition to encourage and champion inclusivity. The winning design from each institution will be showcased at a fashion industry event (TBC).

In 2025, the 24 British Designers will be encouraged to either continue a further 3-Year Pledge or pass on the opportunity for a new British Designer to pledge their support in a new 3-year BRIT Fashion cycle.

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