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An inspiring collaboration with Central Saint Martins

An inspiring collaboration with Central Saint Martins

Earlier this year, the Salvation Army Trading Company delivered a tonne of donated mixed fabrics, clothing and materials to Central Saint Martins, the internationally renowned and critically acclaimed centre for the education of artists and designers.

Each student reinterpreted their allocated donations selected from an enormous bundle of seemingly end-of-life clothes and objects: anything from travel cushions to outdated men’s shirts and children’s pyjamas.

Under the expert guidance of designer and artist Luke Brooks, the second year BA Fashion Knitwear students successfully collaborated with us to produce radical and progressive fashion looks. They used traditional hand-crafts and techniques to create contemporary and bold fashion statements.

The looks were shown on a catwalk in Moorgate earlier this month to celebrate World Environment Day, and exhibited for one day only (25 June, 2015) at The Salvation Army's charity shop on Princes Street in London's Oxford Circus.