For my collection, I have up-cycled dead-stock and sponsored fabrics by means of fabric manipulation like the dye and patchwork. These creative approach has helped me bring down the cost of my final collection by a lot.
As we have had to be on lockdown, I have seen the cost of a lot of material that I needed go up a lot. I found myself having to buy equipments that I would have otherwise had in university just to be able to work from home.
I am hereby trying to rise money to help me with the costs and to be able to do the best I can for this final year.
Shortly after the Black lives matter protests that took place all over the world last year, there was also a protest called the End Wars movement which took place in Nigeria against the police brutality that was happening on a day to day basis.
I felt like I needed to be a part of the protest, and felt very powerless. So, I decided to express myself through my craft, which is fashion design.
So I created my final collection around that topic of empowering the people against the brutality and to go back to the cultural roots. I got looked at the Nigerian traditional menswear silhouette called Agbada, the dyeing technique called Adire and embroidery along with some utility wear, military details to create a new movement of people, like the black panther in the 70s that will protect and give the power back to the people.
Where will the money go?
I will be using the money for:
Trims, fabrics etc: £500+
Electronic equipments: £400
Promotional package: £300
Fashion show, accessories etc: £300
I will be grateful for whatever amount you can give and to thank you I have some rewards. Check them out.
Images and video:
I have made a video above to illustrate my project.
Follow my instagram @designbyjoyj to see the progress of my project.
Whether you where able to donate, share or sent this project along on social or just mention it to people you know that might be able help is amazing, thank you.