Combining humanitarian aspects and inventive proposals, the Hope Walk Project led by students from the Master of Arts in Contemporary Fashion Design of IFA Paris seals the collaboration of our fashion institute with about 15 refugees. This global project, rooted in resolutely contemporary fashion, will offer this vulnerable population a creative and colorful break from their often so complicated daily lives...
Following the success of the first edition, our fashion school has renewed this project which started on September 27th. For 12 weeks, alternating between theory and practice, participants will learn how to develop a collection while respecting the different stages, from its' conception to the materialization of the mood board, until the final realization of the clothes.
The idea of this partnership lies in the desire to boost creativity by relying on the universality and multicultural nature of fashion; everyone will re-imagine recycled clothing based on learning upcycling techniques, material analysis, or managing fashion show accessory methods. The talent of our students and refugees as new participants will do the rest.
A capsule collection of about 30 designs will be launched and presented during the Open Mode Festival at La Villette from the 14th-16th of December. This event will mark the end of the project and alongside will pick two winners, who will be awarded a scholarship to follow the Fashion Studio short course offered at IFA Paris in March 2019. It will be a very beautiful and early Christmas gift for two talented refugees!