Senorita AweSUMO has some amazing GOALS lined up for 2016 and beyond.
The first being attending the UNSCHOOL of Disruptive Design in Melbourne Jan 23 - 29th and I am super excited about it! This is going to be so great! I'm also totally excited about a weeks holiday, first in 3 years, woop!!! Hanging out with my sister who I haven't seen in too long!!!
<3 <3 <3 exploring and refreshing, but probably too hot!!! Being able to bring home knowledge and tools to achieve the long term goals I have in mind for this so called 'zerowaste' city.
I want to make that a reality! I want this city to take bigger steps towards a better system and I know I can help facilitate that.
You can keep up with my adventures on instagram and facebook!
I'm still fundraising to pay my Fees and passport costs for the UNSCHOOL so if you can help me out or know someone else who can then please pass my PLEDGE ME campaign on. There are some aweSUMO rewards and you can see extensive images here on my website of those.
I have my first intern coming to work with me in February which is aweSUMO, Liz is from CPIT and has been exploring multiple pattern methods of which include basic block making, men's and women's tailoring and drapery/ moulage free form work. Within this I have also looked into the work of Japanese pattern tutors Shingo Sato & Hisako Sato of which explore innovative pattern & garment construction methods. I have also looked into work by fashion designer Julian Roberts and his methods of subtraction pattern cutting, "hollow construction" and "zero waste" of textiles. She has to complete a project whilst here so I am looking forward to sharing that journey with you all!
During iD Dunedin Fashion Week Senorita AweSUMO will be at Toitu with a little showcase and talk about my work.
Who Made My Clothes? Global problem, local solution. Thursday 17 March , 2-3pm in the Auditorium at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum. Entry by Koha.
And on Sunday the 12th I will be judging the Curtain Banks event Raise the Curtain.
The Dunedin Curtain Bank would like to invite 13-21 year olds to register for the Raise the Curtain Fashion Show. Held during iD Fashion Week 2016. The aim of the 2016 iD Fashion Curtain Bank Event is to raise funds and to increase the profile of the Curtain Bank while supporting fashion design, recycling/reuse and arts in the city by encouraging students of different ages (13 to 21) to participate in designing, making and possibly even modelling their own outfits. The best part is the outfits will be made with recycled curtains!Students will be required to choose curtains from those put forward by the Dunedin Curtain Bank. They will then take these away and create a design and make an outfit. Outfits will then be modeled at the event during iD Fashion Week (12th-20th March 2016).
Registrations can be found here you have until the 14th Feb https://docs.google.com/forms/d/111UByJ3AT8wPxnLzMl8cECzwp_QQJjoV9VC2Q9bYYzg/viewform?c=0&w=1
I will also be giving a short presentation about my work on the 14th at the Curtain Bank.
I might also have some other things in mind for iD Dunedin Fashion Week, but will leave those to your imagination.
Just Atelier are planning some great events for Fashion Revolution WEEK here in Dunedin and hope we can get you and your children involved in this most fabulous of revolutions! We hope to use the Urban Dream Brokerage project to take ourselves into the central city and explore Fashion with a drop in Space. We are looking for some volunteers with sewing/making skills to help us out that week, If your interested in helping we would love to hear from you.
We are also working towards the Vogel Street Party Fashion Show on October 8th. With the theme of connections this event is going to be amazing. Get in touch if you have a skill to share.
I am looking forward to helping you all understand this global problem more this year and exploring that idea with you.
But for now I'm on Holiday, Hooray!!! and I need to go and pack my bag! See you in 2 weeks Dunedin. Love you!!! Fi
Fiona Clements. Pakeha, Kai Tahu, Craftivist, Sustainable Fashion and Zerowaste Textile Practitioner. Conscious Consumer advocate.