Widley know as the creative hub for London, Carnaby and Soho and the brands that are homed there are helping those currently stuck at home to inject some creativity into their household with a wealth of online activities and workshops.
Cutting-edge fashion label RÆBURN has taken it upon themselves to create an exclusive pattern for a DIY Shark mascot. Embracing the brand’s three C’s – craft, creativity and community, the pattern comes with easy to follow instructions and encouragement for customers to create the piece as part of the #RaeburnAtHome series, posting the final product on social media. They’ve also created ‘Connect The Dots’ animals to draw and are offering a series of digital events in the form of RÆBURN Connects; a thought-provoking and open discussion with a range of expert hosts collaboratively addressing topics from the future of retail, fashion education and learnings from the pandemic.
They’re not the only ones getting creative; Cass Art has launched art tips and techniques on their blog and YouTube channel, so keen artists can try creating their own works of art at home, with videos featuring everything from creating clay models to portrait drawing. The art supply store is inviting users to create pieces in appreciation of the countries awesome key workers with the nominated hashtag #cassapplause.
Performance sock wear brand Stance are hosting their own digital workshops with the message that you can be using this time stuck at home to learn a new skill as part of its #StanceTogether series. The line-up of talented artists involved includes; Eloise Dörr, Jono Wood and Danny Wainwright, who have pulled together individual colouring packs filled with designs to pick from which can be downloaded at home, encouraging finished pieces to be shared on Instagram tagging @StanceEurope and #stancetogether to be in with a chance of winning a £20 Stance voucher.
Fashion designers, dressmakers and tailors can keep supporting local Berwick Street fabric businesses such as Misan Fabrics and Textiles. Though the shops may be shut, you can find a wide selection on their online warehouse, manorside fabrics to place an order. Head to Broadwick Silks’ online store, Top Fabric, to shop over 2,000 fabrics, buttons, leathers and trims.
Written by Jordan Crowley