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UCL Modo fashion show: 'The Elements'

20 February 2009


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  • UCL Clubs & Societies
  • UCL Modo, the UCL Union's fashion society, will host its annual fashion show on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 February. The shows will start at 8pm in North Cloisters, preceded by an exhibition, open from 7pm, in the Wilkins Old Refectory.

    This year's theme, 'The Elements', inspired Modo designers to consider the natural qualities of earth, air, water and fire, and to draw on these to create a broad range of original responses. The exhibition accompanying the show will give greater insight into the design process.

    All are welcome. Entry to the show costs £7, which includes a drink and a goody bag. Tickets can be purchased from Clubs & Societies Centre (CSC), on the second floor of the Bloomsbury building. Seated tickets are available on request by emailing Kathryn Jackson, President of Modo.

    As part of the show, the society will also be raising money for the Fairtrade Foundation by selling second-hand clothes and accessories. For the 'Boot Sale', the society is asking students and staff to donate their unwanted clothes by dropping them off in the clothing recycling bin in the CSC. Alternatively, a collection can be arranged by emailing Kathryn Jackson.

    For more information, follow the links at the top of the page.


    UCL Context: UCL Modo Society

    Modo's President Kathryn Jackson describes the history and activities of the society.

    "Modo was founded in 2004 by Corinne Felgate (UCL Phonetics & Linguistics), after organising UCL's first fashion show during Cultural Carnival week in that year. Her vision was to establish a society as a full-scale fashion house, where design, production and modelling would be undertaken by students. Modo is now one of UCL Union's most active and dynamic societies, providing a plethora of creative activities and events. Catering for all with an artistic streak, Modo encourages participation from students of any academic discipline.

    In addition to the annual fashion show, Modo runs weekly sewing and life-drawing classes. Photo shoot workshops were introduced in 2008, designed to give industry practice and education to models, photographers and make-up artists. The society has also held one-off hat-making and make-up classes through the UCL Union's Give It A Go scheme: a fortnight at the beginning of the academic year where students can try out new activities and sports.

    Another Modo project is the volunteering scheme, 'Sew Fair'. In the first semester, members of the society ran weekly workshops in a local primary school in order to highlight the issue of ethical and organic fashion through creative tasks. This builds on the society's second-hand 'Boot Sales', which raise money for the Fairtrade Foundation.

    Through all these projects, Modo has increased its associations with other UCLU societies, notably Photography, Musical Theatre, Pi Media, Jazz, and Art Society, and has continued to maintain its close relationship with Stage Crew."