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Summer term 2023

Workshop LaurenceTeillet

Reworked second hand jacket, shirt, tie and jeans. Student's design. 

Deconstruction workshop
BA Fashion Students - Northbrook College - 
Worthing, UK.

For their ethical fashion unit, the year one students focused their research and design skills on developing a circular fashion collection. They enjoyed the creative challenge whilst discovering alternative garment construction methods to reduce textile waste. Well done all!

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Students designs, all photos by Laurence Teillet.

April 2023

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Clothing Improvisation. 

Garment Party with the BA Fashion Students
at Northbrook College, 
Worthing, UK.

As part of the Fashion Revolution Week, the students explored the Garment Party creative process to reduce waste in Fashion. They came up with very interesting ideas to develop and refine for their final designs. Thank you to Gayle Atkins, course leader and thank you to Oxfam Kemptown who supplied the secondhand garments for the workshop.

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Garment Party ® - All Photos by Laurence Teillet.

January 2023

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Students work exhibition at Oxfam Kemptown, St James Street, Brighton UK.

Students work exhibition at Oxfam Kemptown.

A creative collaboration with the fashion & textiles students on the Art foundation course at Brighton MET, and Oxfam. Congratulations to the students whose work has been selected to be showcased in the shop window. A massive thank you to Allison Huguenet, manager at Oxfam Kemptown for her support with this project

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November 2022

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Experimental Re-use workshop with the fashion & textiles students on the Art foundation course at Brighton MET and Oxfam.

This project encouraged the students to experiment with circular design ideas to challenge fashion industry excess. By exploring diverse reworking and upcycling techniques, they imagined new possibilities to extend the life of second hand shirts supplied by local Oxfam shops.

The outcomes were very interesting considering that some students had never sewn or made any garments before. This allowed them to approach the creative challenge with an open mind and freedom.

Collaborating with Oxfam empowered them to rethink their role as designers who can have a positive impact for a better future for everyone.

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Students experimentations, all photos by Laurence Teillet.

November 2022

Garment party creative process

Another very inventive and productive Garment Party workshop!

We had so much fun with the Students from the Foundation in Art and Design - Fashion and Textiles Pathway at Brighton Metropolitan College.

Through the Garment Party creative process, they explored ways of using clothes differently to create new shapes and silhouettes to inspire idea generation. The project introduced them as design practitioners, to the ethical and sustainability impacts of the fashion industry focusing on the waste issue.

Thank you to all the students for their playful participation! A big thank you to Anna Blencowe & Phil Bint.

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Being dressed by someone else - Putting on as many clothes as possible - Blind-folded dressing up...

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Garment Party ® - All Photos by Laurence Teillet.

March 2022

GARMENT PARTY

Creative process &  Experimental workshop

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Students exploring the Garment Party at Greater Brighton MET College, UK.

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Garment Party ® - All Photos by Laurence Teillet.

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Reconstructing - 

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Students experimentations, all photos by Laurence Teillet.

Spring term 2022

Redress Design Award - 

A Sustainable fashion design competition for young designers.

I really enjoyed mentoring the year one BA Fashion students at Northbrook College in Worthing to take part in the Redress competition this year. The local Oxfam charity shops generously supplied them with second hand clothes to reuse and to rework for their designs.

 

From brain storming to develop ideas and concepts, creating a sketchbook, composing a mood board, sorting out reclaimed clothing, experimenting zero-waste, upcycling and reconstruction techniques, the students explored various ways to design a mini collection reusing textile waste.

 

A fun creative challenge to cut waste out of fashion!

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Students experimentations, all photos by Laurence Teillet.

January 2022

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Talk at Northbrook College - Creative Industries. Worthing UK. January 2022.

Imagining other ways to design garments to challenge fashion and textile waste.

Exploring the Garment Party creative process and the Artisanal Collections at Maison Martin Margiela.

It was a real pleasure to present some of my work to the enthusiastic students from the Greater Brighton MET College. An interesting opportunity to meet and discuss with the next generation of designers who truly want to change the fashion system for good. 

 

August 2021

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Second hand clothes gathered for the Canary Craftivists gentle climate protest. August 2021.

Canary Craftivists: A Climate Campaign for Crafters.

I am a 'Craftivist'! (craft + activist). Through my creativity and my design work, I express my concerns about environmental issues, to gently campaign for political actions and the implementation of more sustainable solutions.

On the August Bank holiday weekend, we gathered with some of my friends at the top of Devil's Dyke in West Sussex for a gentle climate protest to draw attention to global heating. Everybody was dressed in yellow and some were wearing shirt capes and accessories that we crafted from reclaimed shirts and second hand textiles. The #CanaryCraftivists campaign which was initiated by Sarah Corbett, took its inspiration from the canary - a sensitive little bird who in the past helped warn miners of dangerous gases. On the day, the fun costumes caught the attention of many visitors and some younger children who were intrigued by the yellow outfits asked many questions.

This positive action was to gently remind people that our South Downs National Park is fragile like the rest of the planet. We need to tackle air pollution and global heating together now so we can boost our wellbeing, leave a safer, cleaner and greener place for future generations. 

We made a collection of handcrafted canaries. I sent my canary named Espoir to Andrew Griffith, MP for Arundel & South Downs, to highlight to him local concerns about global heating, a greener world and cleaner air for all, in preparation of the imminent COP26 meeting of nations. He replied to me. I hope I can trust him to put his words into actions with the government. 

I will continue to encourage and keep my local powerholders accountable by getting in touch with them at key times. It is just the beginning!

"Globally, we can all flock in the direction of a healthier world together whilst supporting each other on our unique journeys as local climate Changemakers. Quote by Sarah Corbett, #canaryCraftivits manual.

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Our flock for our gentle climate protest. Devil's Dyke, South Downs, August 2021.

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December 2020
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I am very happy to take part again in the Artists Open Houses Winter edition in Brighton, online this year. A huge thanks to my great friend Catherine Grimaldi who coordinated this event and who is also selling her work at ' 8 Charles Street'.

 

A playful and offbeat event in one of Brighton’s oldest houses. Discover a selection of artists who explore many themes including the power and beauty of recycling through textiles, illustration, animation, mosaic, flowers and photography.

Discover some of my handmade scarves and cushions which might be nice ideas for Christmas shopping...

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Collection of scarves made from vintage shirts and reclaimed silk fabrics.

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Floral Sleeve Scarf

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' I used to be a shirt, now I am a scarf '

May 2019
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Come and see us at ' 8 Charles Street ' for the Artists Open Houses Summer edition during the Brighton Festival. A playful and offbeat event in one of Brighton’s oldest houses. Discover a selection of artists who explore many themes including the power and beauty of recycling through textiles, illustration, animation, mosaic, flowers and photography.

Patchworks by Laurence Teillet

  Patchworks from reclaimed denim, retro prints and vintage furnishing fabrics.

December 2018
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Another creative week end, teaching and exploring the Zero Waste Design Concept, collaborating with Aurore Thibout for these Origami Bag Workshops in London Fields. We shared a nice vegeterian lunch and enjoyed delicious mince pies with mulled wine after the intensive working day. Very well done to all the participants and especially to those who used the sewing machine for the first time!

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October 2018

Coming soon, two more Zero Waste Origami Bag Workshops -

Saturday 1st December and Sunday 2nd December 2018.

10.30am to 5.30pm, at Elemental Studio, London Fields E8.

By sustainable designers Aurore Thibout and Laurence Teillet.

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Create a Zero Waste Origami Bag made from Vintage furnishing Textiles.

Exploring the concept of Zero Waste pattern cutting, you will reuse hand-picked vintage furnishing textiles to design and make your bespoke Upcycled Bag.

Combining traditional skills with a contemporary vision, you will experiment with the materials and learn new creative possibilities to make an original, one-of-a-kind piece.

More info and booking online.

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Copyright ©2018. Zero Waste Origami Bag Designs by Aurore Thibout, Emilie Zanon and Laurence Teillet. All rights reserved.

More info and booking online.

September 2018
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Zero Waste Workshops - Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd September

London Design Festival 2018.

'Thibout and Teillet are giving two workshops in Zero Waste fashion techniques, which are aimed towards those who have an interest in creative upcycling. No prior experience is necessary and all materials are provided. The workshops focus on exploring the concept of Zero Waste pattern cutting, reusing handpicked vintage furnishing textiles to create a bespoke bag and a dress. Thibout and Teillet's programme does not only concentrate on transmitting skills and techniques; they also encourage an awareness in participants of a more ethical and sustainable fashion system, inspired by their own design work'.

By Jessica Edney - Selvedge, The fabric of your life.

More info and booking online.

March 2018
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Margiela / Palais Galliera, 1989 -2009

Musée de la Mode de la ville de Paris, from March 3rd to July 15th, 2018.

'This exhibition, the first retrospective in Paris devoted to Belgian fashion designer Martin Margiela, traces the career, from spring-summer 1989 to spring 2009, of a designer who not only questioned the structure of garments but also challenged the structure of the fashion system'.

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1. Halter top made out of vintage gloves, Skirt made of assembled panels of reclaimed pleated skirts.
2. Backless top made out of old used labels, skirt composed of panels of relaimed pleated skirts.
Spring/Summer 2001.
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1. Rigid silver electroplated cuffs from vintage shirt.
2. Reworked vintage sunglasses, soft black treatment for the frames, refitted with new shaded lenses.
3. Artisanal dress made from a vintage peticoat. Rigid silver electroplated Jacket collar.
Spring/Summer 2003.
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Sculptural Jewellery: Rigid silver electroplated collar from a vintage shirt.
Spring/Summer 2003.
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Trench coat recalling the gesture of hanging a coat on one's shoulder made with two vintage trench coats.
Autumn/Winter 2002-2003.
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4.  Oversized black dress made of a vintage dress enlarged with chiffon stripes.
5. Oversized red dress made of a vintage dress enlarged with fabric stripes.
Spring/Summer 2000.
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