On Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th September, LJMU Fashion and Communications Undergraduates commenced the start of term with a WOW LIVE project for SEEN magazine.
This involved producing an outfit for The Death by Glitter Vogue Ball.
The selected outfit was then revealed on the cat walk at the Saturday night ball ,1st October 2011 and worn by local model Amy Faith.
The students designed and crafted 3 outfits altogether –working in groups (8-10 students per group) – producing the costume and accessories entirely out of back-copies of the magazine.
SEEN Magazine and LJMU Brokerage co-ordinated the project over the Summer with LJMU Fashion.
The students created three stunning pieces of bespoke couture and transformed the ADA Fashion Workshop into a Catwalk complete with mock audience and booming bass.
Representatives from SEEN Magazine, Director Tony Burns, and Editor Rebecca Keegan were on hand with LJMU staff, Lesley Peacock, Anne Liddell, Elaine Mcneill (ADA) and John Maguire ( Brokerage) to view the outfits.
A comprehensive explanation of the choices made and the evolution of the idea for each dress was given by one of the team members.
Rebecca Keegan from SEEN magazine stated,
We were totally overwhelmed by the sheer talent that we have come across at LJMU. The students have surpassed our very high expectation with the work creating the dresses. We can’t wait for the Vogue Ball and also the Seen Awards where all three dresses will be presented on stage for a packed audience to see.
Thank you so much to all the tutors and LJMU Brokerage who have been so supportive in this project.
The LJMU fashion students have shown us just how gifted they are – we at Seen Magazine look forward to working with them again in the near future.