THE SOCIAL OUTFIT

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Western Sydney MRC

A FASHION LABEL WITH A DIFFERENCE

The Social Outfit provide employment and training opportunities in the fashion industry to people from refugee and new migrant communities. The organisation has created a social business model in which people build skills in a supportive environment, whilst interacting with broader Sydney communities.

OUR COLLABORATION

During an eight-week period, participants worked with Jessica Lee Parker from The Social Outfit to embark on a creative journey and produce various forms of art and design.

The participants had the opportunity to experiment with different mediums including painting, printing, drawing and stamping. By the end of the eight weeks, each participant had a folio of artworks that were then pieced together to form the collaborative Liverpool print, highlighted in The Social Outfit’s King Botanic collection.

The participants were invited to participate in site visits to The Social Outfit’s Newtown store and workshop, to learn more about the design and manufacturing process. This was a great opportunity to explore new parts of Sydney as well.

THE LIVERPOOL PRINT

The Liverpool print was printed onto fabric that was then stitched into an incredible range of garments and accessories. Each participant had the opportunity to attend a photoshoot and model a piece featuring their collaborative design.

This project was in collaboration with The Social Outfit. A big thank you to Jessica Lee Parker for her facilitation and support. Credit to Levon Baird, Lester Jones and Peter Simon Phillips for Company1 for photography and styling.

FIND OUT MORE

Jessica Lee Parker
The Social Outfit
These young women brought so much enthusiasm and creativity to our project, which really shines through in the resulting print design! It has been a pleasure spending time with them each week, creating and learning together.
Sarah Elfoul
Youth Worker
This project has provided a world of new experiences and inspiration to these young women. They feel incredibly privileged to have been given this once in a life time opportunity.

Work with us!

We are always excited to collaborate with others who share our love for community.

If you would like to work with us on a future project, please contact us on 8778 1200 or info@wsmrc.org.au

POWERED BY COMMUNITY