From a styling masterclass with Ibrahim Kamara and Gareth Wrighton, to making your own t-shirt with Conner Ives, these are the hottest fashion events on the line-up
In case you haven’t heard, Dazed is throwing a festival next month – and you’re invited. Featuring over 50 events including talks, live PAs, performances, screenings, exhibitions, and workshops, the programme aims to empower the next generation of creatives with a rich array of music, art, fashion, activism, and more, with proceeds going towards Centrepoint, the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity.
Attendees can expect live performances from some of the world’s hottest musical talents, including Pa Salieu, Bree Runway, Azekel, cktrl, anaiis, and Enny, as well as DJ sets and workshops from guests including Sherelle, Jyoty, Keep Hush, and Prestige Pak. There will be workshops too. Think: styling 101 with Ibrahim Kamara and Gareth Wrighton; songwriting with Wolf Alice; life drawing with Michaela Stark; merch customisation with Jawara Alleyne; arts fundraising masterclass with Habibi Collective, Make your own Dazed x Conner Ives t-shirts; movement workshop with WIMP; photography and zine-making workshop with Eddie Otchere, and more.
The ticket draw closes at midnight on September 26, so don’t miss your chance to sign up here. Winners will be selected at random with the lucky ones (and up to one guest) invited to purchase a day ticket for £10 each, with 100 per cent of the proceeds donated to Centrepoint.
In the meantime, we’ve rounded up seven of the hottest fashion events not to miss at Dazed Live below.
STYLING 101 WITH IBRAHIM KAMARA AND GARETH WRIGHTON
Want to get a behind-the-scenes look at Dazed’s 30th anniversary issue? Or, get an insider’s opinion on that Rihanna spliff picture? Dazed editor-in-chief Ibrahim Kamara and art director Gareth Wrighton are putting on a masterclass where they will reveal all. The pair will also perform a live styling workshop while taking questions from the audience, and talking you through the art of storytelling through fashion.
LIFE DRAWING WITH MICHAELA STARK
Michaela Stark is the Beyoncé approved Aussie designer whose subversive lingerie contorts the silhouette into romantic and unrecognisable forms. For Dazed Live, the artist and couturier is putting on an equally subversive life drawing class, featuring a Rococo performance and appearances by artist Robert George Sanders, Dodo Potato, Jade O’Belle, and Kevin Cordo.
EXPERIMENTAL BADGE MAKING WITH EMILY FRANCES BARRETT
If you haven’t heard of Emily Frances Barrett, you will probably recognise her intricate jewelry. The multidisciplinary artist works with a wide spectrum of materials, from found objects such as pressed flowers and cigarette butts to ancient objects collected on the shores of the River Thames. Here, she will teach attendees how to make their own badges using some of her tried-and-tested techniques.
DAZED MERCH CUSTOMISATION WITH JAWARA ALLEYNE
CSM grad and Fashion East’s Jawara Alleyne’s menswear challenges traditional masculine forms, instead opting for loose, organic shapes usually reserved for womenswear. For Dazed Live, the bright young designer will be holding a workshop where attendees will have the chance at customising their very own Dazed merch, while learning more about his signature process of designing through subtraction. Not to be missed!
BUILDING A BRAND WITH SIMONE ROCHA
Join Irish fashion designer Simone Rocha as she shares her pro tips, from setting up her own label, to launching her sell-out collection with H&M. Hear what it takes to break into the industry.
DIGITAL GARMENT MAKING WORKSHOP WITH THE INSTITUTE OF DIGITAL FASHION
Slip into your digital skins with trailblazers Leanne Elliott Young and Catty Taylor’s workshop on how to create your very own digital garments. The pair are experts at merging the IRL and URL landscapes of fashion, so this is a perfect opportunity to pick their brains on all things virtual.
MAKE YOUR OWN DAZED X CONNER IVES T-SHIRTS
Bringing life to vintage t-shirts, this is your chance to make your very own Conner Ives x Dazed t-shirt using stencils and spraypaint. CSM graduate and LVMH finalist Ives is known for his portrayal of nostalgia in a literal sense through the use of vintage garments for raw material elevating the identy of re-generated items.