No Concessions at Inspace
Inspace will be hosting a series of events starting on 1 April and continuing for three months, focusing on the links between fashion and technology. This No Concessions season will examine the fashion process as a whole, from trend forecasting and design to manufacturing right to marketing and retail.
A highlight is sure to be Encounters: Neuroscience In Fashion on 14 April, where professors Joanna Wardlaw and Burkhard Scafer will discuss the use of scientific technology within the fashion industry, including the use of brain imaging by marketing companies to test the preferences of the consumer.
Additionally, the programme includes Edinburgh's first ever 'pop-up' Stitch Lounge that will take place over one weekend (21 and 22 May) inspired by the growing resurgence of traditional craft skills. It promises to be "totally freeform," encouraging participation and experimentation from members of the public, artists, designers and fashion enthusiasts.
Workshops and tuition will be available throughout the weekend with up to twenty local designers taking part, there will also be a catwalk show on Sunday to showcase the pieces made by everyone involved in the 48 hour 'sew in'.
The aforementioned 48 hour Stitch Lounge project aims to acquire a tonne (a tonne!) of fabric for use in this event, so everyone who drops in over the weekend will be able to pull some fabric out from the "one tonne pile" and get creative with a sewing machine donated by legendary brand Singer.
The organisers need to have all clothing donations in by 1 May so don't throw away any old unwanted garments, drop them into Stills Gallery on Cockburn Street, Edinburgh as soon as you can!