Art and Design KS3: A career as a fashion artist

Meet London based fashion artist Claire Barrow, who is preparing for a show at London Fashion Week.

She talks about what it takes to put on a good show, along with describing the process of placing her own artwork on to her clothes.

Each garment she makes is a ‘one off’.

She describes her style as ‘not ‘perfect’, which she embraces.

She reveals how she first got started and her own experiences at school, along with her first big break in the industry.

Teacher Notes

This would prove a useful resource for a fashion design project.

The pupils could be organised into small teams and set a brief to create their own fashion design houses.

The teacher could outline a number of garments that they are going to create designs for.

These could be existing garments with the emphasis on customisation, taking the queue from Claire’s anecdote about customising jeans when she was at school.

Each group could be given the same set of basic garments, such as t-shirts.

The project could culminate with the class having a fashion show and sharing their work.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Art and Design at KS3 in England and Northern Ireland, KS3 and GCSE in Wales and 2nd, 3rd and 4th Level in Scotland.

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