Local | Young Fashion at the Opera, sustainability in new clothes

By on July 5, 2016
Young Fashion has been commissioned by the Royal Opera to style the audience for an evening at the Opera. The results are presented on the catwalk in Guldfoajén during an exclusive fashion show in August. With fashion and focus on sustainability, the project will emerge in six needlework halls around Stockholm during summer.

An evening at the Opera could mean fancy hairstyles, long dress and costume – but who have decided that it should be so, and do you have to look a certain way because you want to watch an opera or ballet? These are questions that the participants in the Young Fashion’s summer course will ask themselves during the project.

It is important that the culture seems keen for everyone in society. Young Fashion‘s participants will work with the Opera to learn about tomorrow’s sustainable culture and fashion, says Halema Dahie, Young Fashion’s managing director.

With the help of 12 professional mentors, Opera costume director Michael Glas and Jeanette Sterner, who is the coordinator of the Opera costume workshop will Young Fashion’s 72 participants over the summer create clothes for the audience that comes to see the critically acclaimed ballet Midsummer Night’s Dream.

I am quite sure that we in the project will learn a lot from each other. One of our key sustainability goals is to broaden our audience and the young people from the Young Fashion can help us understand how to do it, said Michael Glas.

Welcome to the display in the Opera Gold Foyer Friday, August 12.

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