After two successful editions in 2015 and 2017, the third edition of Political Catwalk will take place this year. A project to get young people to look at politics and democracy in a new way by stimulating them through a special cultural-educational approach, by addressing them to their creative and artisanal talents and by having them work intensively with each other and politicians.
Through the project, young people who have no fashion background develop a wide range of skills, such as presentation techniques, organization and design, increase their confidence, learn the tricks of the fashion trade and participate in a professional fashion show. Political Catwalk is a project of the F6 Foundation. This is an organization that is committed to teaching young people more about politics and democracy through culture and fashion.
The project focuses on (vulnerable) young people between the 16 and 26 years who dream of becoming a fashion designer and who make fashion inspired by politics and democracy. During this project they will participate in a dozen workshops to design outfits for famous politicians. The politicians will show this during the Political Fashion Show during the Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week 2019. The workshops focus on the theme of the 100 year of women's suffrage. Other topics such as sustainability, innovation and imaging are also covered.
Dutch Sustainable Fashion week
The Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week (DSFW) takes place every October. During these ten days this 'one of a kind' Fashion event presents sustainable innovation, young & established designers and ready-to-wear fashion to a large audience of more than 900.000 consumers, companies, retailers, schools and organizations.
DSFW distinguishes itself by focusing entirely on sustainability and innovative design. The Political Catwalk will therefore take place during this fashion week.
RataPlan also lends a hand
The participants need material and materials to make outfits. Here comes RataPlan in picture. RataPlan donates second-hand clothing to the project so that young people can turn it into new outfits for politicians. Clothing that is no longer salable is used for this. So instead of product reuse, material reuse takes place!
Take a look at the website from Political Catwalk for more information or follow them up Facebook!