With September issues groaning under the weight of advertising and new season collections beckoning from the rails, it can be refreshing to remind ourselves that fashion isn’t just about flashing the cash.
That’s why we love this short film from somewhereto_, the free nationwide location finding service supported by the Big Lottery Fund which helps entrepreneurial 16-25 year olds access free spaces in their communities. They’ve just wrapped a three week festival celebrating young creativity, during which British accessories guru Fred Butler – who has had pieces commissioned from the likes of Lady Gaga, Nike, Swatch and Selfridges – mentored rising stars Kay Davis, an artist and textiles designer, and print designer Shireeka Devlin.
The project is a lovely example of the small-c acts of collaboration that keep the fashion world running and help the next generation to keep British fashion the freshest, most skilled and most democratic in the world.
If you’re young, creative and hungry to make things happen, visit somewhereto_ and find yourself a space.
Words: Molly Flatt