I went to shoot The Social Studio’s 4th collection, not really sure what to expect. I arrive to find a platform dedicated to ethical and sustainable fashion supporting a local community through the positive act of creation.
From their website it states:-
‘The Social Studio is a dynamic space where clothing is created from the style and skills of the young refugee community, transforming recycled and excess manufacturing materials into original design. The enterprise creates training and employment opportunities in fashion and hospitality while being a safe place of belonging that strives to create awareness and change public perceptions.’
And the fashion? They’re fun, colorful and wouldn’t look out of place at any of the big Melbourne runways.