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Press for WSA fashion students: Yahoo

From YahooNews: London, April 9

Press for WSA fashion students: neuroscience-through-fashion (NewTrackIndia)


Press for WSA fashion students: NewScientist

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Changing Minds through Neuroscience Inspired Fashion @ The Barbican, London

Part of the Wonder Street Fair

 7 – 9 April 2013 / 12:00 (Foyers)

WSA Level two Fashion students work will be on show at the Barbican, London – This Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
The photos were taken by Russell Sachs and they were taken at the Life Science lab at Southampton University.

WSA Fashion Student Chloe-Ride

WSA Fashion Student Stephanie-Simmons

WSA Fashion Student Vanessa-Nogicira

We have previously blogged about the collaboration between our fashion students working with the Biology department at University of Southampton.  Now their work will be featured at the Barbican, London over the next couple of days.

The models are Zhouyang Tan (Oliver) one of our 2nd year fashion students and Lucie Rutter a 3rd year at Southampton University. Its a big event, click on the link for more details:

Send us a Tweet/Instagram pic  from the event @_makefuture

Out of the lab and onto the catwalk

Daily Echo featured: WSA Fashion and knitwear students,  Make A Change Fashion Show, held at Highfield, Southampton last week.

Below is Kerri Parfitt, Level 2 Fashion students summary of the event:

Fashion & Knitwear ‘Make A Change’
Source:Daily Echo

A recent collaboration took place between the University of Southampton’s neuroscience department and BA Fashion Design and Knitwear Year 2 students. This Neuroscience fashion show challenged students to design a garment to raise awareness of mental health issues. Some of these included; Schizophrenia, Locked In Syndrome, Alzheimer’s, Anorexia, Epilepsy and many more.

Neuroscientists from Highfield collaborated with Fashion and Knitwear Design students in an unique project aimed at breaking down stigmas attached to mental illness. The day of the fashion show was a busy and exciting day with Southampton Solent hair and beauty students prepping the models, lighting, music, staging and last minute preparations.
The collaboration between art and science created a stimulating platform, the exciting array of outfits and colours engaged the audience whilst introducing new information on mental illnesses that people are potentially unaware of .

Six outfits were selected to feature at the Barbican and the video taken through the show will be displayed there, showing the variety of talent and ideas. A very successful evening and all for an excellent cause!

Article written by: Kerri Parfitt, Level 2 Fashion

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Fashion show. Level Two. Highfield Campus. Today.  4.30 – 7pm

You are warmly invited to attend the fashion show at 4.30 – 7pm March 13th, The Bridge, Student Union, Highfield Campus.

Please register [free of charge] by emailing Luke Goater via

Level 2, Fashion Design & Knit for Fashion students have, in collaboration with the Neuroscientists at Highfield, created an exciting range of garments designed to address the stigma and misconceptions associated with mental illness.

Emily Taylor -Level Two Fashion