Worn Again
Worn Again
Friday, 3 - Saturday, 11 May 2024
Post Hall
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This exhibition shows a selection of work by First Year Fashion Management & Communication (FMC) Students and Fashion Design Students in collaboration with St Luke’s.

FMC Students were set a brief to encourage the donation and use of pre-loved clothing and to promote the work of Sheffield’s St Luke’s Hospice through the creation of an editorial publication. Each student has developed an individual concept which either; encourages more men to donate; inspires the long-term use of items; or promotes adaptability and experimentation with garment sizes. Students have art directed, styled and photographed models wearing items available in St Luke’s for a series of images to include in their publication. Each student has chosen one image to show in the exhibition.

Fashion Design Students were challenged to design and make a black garment for any gender using a mix of second-hand garments and deadstock fabric. They have mastered new techniques including, drape and creative upcycling. The project has been sponsored by St Luke’s who have provided black garments combined with deadstock fabric to ‘reform’ a new garment.

St Luke’s Hospice provides palliative care for adults in Sheffield. They aim to give those with terminal illnesses the best possible quality of life – free of charge – regardless of age., cultural background, postcode or religion. With 15 shops across Sheffield, they are entirely dependent on donations to stock their stores. In 2023 they opened a brand new boutique shop on The Moor, selling pre-loved, unique, curated, eco-conscious fashion.

Neve Cadman, Odd One Out
A constant desire to own the most on trend fashion items is leading to a loss of identity within society. With people choosing to buy an item regardless of their own personal taste, clothes now provide many with a sense that they belong to a group, rather than using fashion as a tool to celebrate self-expression and uniqueness. Infused with elements of the punk subculture of the 1980’s & its rebellious nature, ‘Odd One Out’ aims to empower and encourage people to experiment with their own sense of style. Breaking free from the conformist ideals of fashion and its rapid trend cycle.
Bethan Colohan, Represent
‘Represent’ explores the lack of representation in the fashion industry. It is a critique of the scarcity of representation of women in fashion; showing real women in their natural beauty. Celebrating their unique features, the power of female friendship, and women’s power to nurture and encourage each other. By styling three young women in simple white dresses, the focus is placed on their individual features. It draws attention to their differences, similarities and friendship.
Tom Cox, The Laundry Pile Can Wait
"From being a young lad, I have always been interested in fashion but not always confident enough to try new things and push boundaries. ‘The Laundry Pile Can Wait’ encourages fashion forward young men to be open to experimenting; showing that how we dress is something to embrace and something to have fun with. If collaborating with St Luke’s Hospice has taught me anything, it is to honour life and live for the moment. This project aims to capture the joyfulness and playfulness of celebrating life, and encourage others to be brave in their fashion choices."
Emily Dawson
With decades of fashion behind us, one thing has stuck - traditional menswear and the ‘old money aesthetic’. ‘Nobleman’ delves deeper into understanding the struggles charities face when sourcing menswear. With the world heading in a new sustainable direction, it is crucial that we, as a generation, recognise the potential of second-hand clothing. This unique and minimalistic photograph was taken to promote men shopping and donating to charity shops; encouraging men to find their unique style and create new traditional looks.
Erin Crawford
Donating and purchasing pre-loved and charity shop clothing is one way to reduce in the environmental impact of fashion. The fashion industry accounts for up to 10% of global carbon emissions. Fast fashion is contributing to this these problems through mass production and overconsumption; by creating a culture where clothes are just being thrown away instead of donated or upcycled. This project aims to highlight these issues and promote clothing reuse; showing what we can do to change and help.
Isabella Guntrip, Ending Never
‘Ending Never’ focuses on women in business and the potential for them to embrace a capsule wardrobe of second-hand clothing. Heavily inspired by business women and fashion designer, Victoria Beckham - her timeless style and ability to always look put together - ‘Ending Never’ aims to showcase looking luxurious and timeless on a budget. Styled using second-hand pre-loved clothing, this photograph, ‘En-route’, shows that you really don’t need a lot of money to create a classy and sophisticated look with longevity. You just need a good eye for the basics and time to look for the perfect piece(s).
Talia Hall, Embrace It
‘Embrace It’ is about expressing yourself and loving your body. Who cares if you’re pushing boundaries and not wearing stereotypical clothing? You can wear anything and look fabulous. Wear what you want. Fishnet tights as a scarf? Go for it. Chunky dad trainers paired with a pretty pink dress? What a slay. Why not? Be extra. Play around. Embrace it. Playing with shapes and proportions through layering, positioning and styling, this image shows the exaggerated look. The model is drowned in a leather jacket paired with a petite top and she’s rocking it.
Cara Keary, Anytime, Anywear
‘Anytime, Anywear’ is the phrase to remember when picking out an outfit. Why stop yourself from wearing that favourite garment, just because it seems too formal, or too dressed down? ‘Anytime, Anywear’ challenges the stereotypical ideas of appropriateness - what it is OK to wear for certain occasions - whilst highlighting the negative impacts of over consumption. So, strap those heels on, pull on that skirt, squeeze yourself into that corset top to do the laundry. This perfectly illustrates how we can throw on our favourite outfit, no matter the occasion.
Cara Keary, Anytime, Anywear
Freya King, Facing Fluidity
Fashion is an expression of identity. For many, it is a powerful tool that connects their internal identity and how others perceive them visually. Currently, the lines between masculine and feminine fashion are progressively becoming blurred. Traditional gender stereotypes set standards and define how an ideal man or woman should dress. The experimental nature of the fashion industry enables individuals to break boundaries and showcase their unique identities. Ultimately the link between gender and fashion is complex. ‘Facing Fluidity’ embraces diverse styles, to highlight society’s potential to become more forward and fluid.
Amelia Leicester, Denim on Denim
Denim is timeless, yet controversial. From denim jackets to jeans, to shoes and bags you can get pretty much anything in the denim form. Is it possible to wear too much denim? From just a simple pair of denim jeans and a t-shirt to double denim and even triple denim. Everyone has that one piece of denim they know they can always go back. Through years of wear – rips and tears – denim can tell a story. You can keep it for a lifetime ‘Denim on Denim’ aims to encourage you to buy clothes that you love, clothes that you will wear forever and that will ultimately tell your story.
Ruby Taylor, Boss
‘Boss’ promotes female empowerment. It aims to inspire independence. Drawing upon the phenomenon of power dressing, it aims to instil confidence - showing women that they don’t need a man. Through bold passionate imagery and styling, ‘Boss’ provides a powerful vision of independence; showing how secondhand clothing can by worn and styled by professional young women to convey confidence.
Marta Waldoch, Ivy Girl
‘Ivy Girl’ is inspired by the preppy style of a girl that attends an Ivy League school. This style has always been seen as fashionable and never seems to goes off trend, with characters like Cher Horowitz, from the 1995 film Clueless, being viewed as a “style icon” by many. Creatively recreating the appearance of an Ivy League School campus in Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens, this image showcases the preppy look - timeless, iconic and ubiquitous. A look to return to year in, year out.