Get crafty with the new Hackney Walk’s Stitch Academy this summer. If you’ve always hoped to become the next budding shoe designer, interested in learning the ropes of a fashion bizz or just joining in with the community of like minded people and creative folk, then this one is for you.
The series – curated by acclaimed Stylist and founder of interactive fashion platform OKgrl Louby Mcloughlin – will be hosted by some of London’s most prevalent and exciting designers and creatives. Running for five consecutive weekends from 23 July 2016, these exclusive once in a lifetime opportunities will allow attendees to try out their skills under the supervision of these world-class experts.
Rising star Mary Benson who has worked for designers such as Alexander McQueen and Richard Nicoll kcked of the shenanigans last weekend in an interactive workshop on print making. British designer Henry Holland will put on an exclusive talk followed by a Q&A. SWHQ, the studio of celebrated shoe designer Sophia Webster will present a shoe design tutorial curated by Sophia herself and will host a competition for attendees. Not one to miss.
To register for a free ticket go to www.hackneywalk.com. Entrants will be notified on a first come first served basis.
Schedule for consecutive weeks:
Saturday 30 July: Sophia Webster HQ, Shoe Design Tutorial and Illustration Workshop
Sunday 31 July: The Mushpit, How to make a Zine
Saturday 6 August: Henry Holland, Fashion Talk and Q&A
Sunday 7 August: BLEACH London, Creative Hair Colour Workshop – curated by Alex Brownsell
Saturday 13 August: Sharmadean Reid, Nail Art Masterclass
Sunday 14 August: Piers Atkinson, Festival Headwear Workshop
Saturday 20 August: Holly Fulton, Jewellery Making Workshop
Sunday 21 August: Louby Mcloughlin, Styling Workshop