Fashion Open Studio in partnership with the British Council will present a series of ten international digital events in response to the themes of the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26. Launching at Digital Design Weekend at the V&A, during London Design Festival in September 2021, nine participating designers from across the world have been selected to open up their studios virtually to showcase their creative responses to fashion’s environmental impact and the climate talk themes of Adaptation and Resilience and Nature.
The digital event series will continue till12 November 2021, forming part of the British Council's The Climate Connection global programme and campaign. Designers will be taking part from Argentina, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey and Zimbabwe. Each designer offers a perspective in response to their own experience.
The event series will be animated by a physical activation in Glasgow during COP26 (1 to 12 November) which will offer the public and COP26 attendees alike an opportunity to interact with the open studio activities in person.