First year students studying on the BA (Hons) Fashion course at The Cass have been hard at work the last few weeks, as they prepare for the annual live catwalk show, PROJECT RED, taking place in the Atrium at Goulston Street on Friday 22 February.
PROJECT RED marks the end of Celebration Week at The Cass, a weeklong opportunity for students from across The Cass to present their creative studio work to panels of external critics. The spectacular catwalk show will be followed by a drinks reception with staff and students.
As is custom, the participating Fashion students taking part in PROJECT RED 2019 take their creative inspiration from the red feather used to represent Sir John Cass, the philanthropist after whom the School is named.
Sir John Cass is synonymous with the symbol of a red feather as at the time he was completing his will, where he would bequeath his entire fortune to the primary school he established, he suffered a brain hemorrhage and died, where the quill feather pen he was using became stained red with his blood.
Using the red feather and the story of Sir John Cass as a starting point, students were asked to design a collection of 10 red outfits exploring what ‘red’, as a concept, means to them. The students then choose a design to create for the catwalk show.
You can see a video of 2018's PROJECT RED show on YouTube. Undergraduate Film and Photography students from the Cass will again take the opportunity to record the show for their portfolios. Tickets for the show can be acquired through Eventbrite.
Celebration Week 2019 will see students, staff and studios across The Cass celebrate and share their work in progress with panels of critics and invited guests.
This event is an opportunity for students from studios and units across The Cass to present their work in progress to external experts as well as to each other. This is done through a packed programme of studio-based critics, screenings, events and pop-up shows.