The brief for this years Manchester School of Art Fashion show was to position the course to the practice of art, rather than design.
The fashion show also coincided with the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, which first gave women the right to vote, which was a research point, and lead us to look deeper into magazines such as The Suffragette, which manifested the words ‘Bound Yet Free’ on one of it’s pages. We felt this represented the Fashion Course as it implies a cohort of students, but also individuals in their own right.
This title of ‘Bound Yet Free’ sat on top of imagery taken from student sketchbooks, giving it a tactile, layered effect and the impression of not being ‘overly’ designed.
Invites, projections for the catwalk and running order booklets (based on the dimensions of a Cahier Journal, commonplace in traditional Art Schools) were made for the event.