Fanshawe fashion students offer budget friendly wardrobe options

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Fanshawe Fashion Design students at the alteration pop-up at the B/T Building entrance.

On Tuesdays at the B/T entrance of Fanshawe’s main campus, you can find fashion students offering alteration services as well as selling stylish garments. This pop-up service takes place between 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., and the fashion students can also be contacted through Instagram with the handle @fashionfits_fanshawe. All the money raised from the alteration pop-up service will go towards the fashion design graduate show, Unbound.

This service is beneficial for the Fanshawe fashion students as they get to practice alterations and raise money for their fashion show, while also being able to provide an affordable alteration service to the Fanshawe community. The secondhand items that are for sale range between $2 to $5. If you’re looking for fashion on a budget, this is the place to go! In terms of the alterations, prices can vary depending on the item. The students will make contact at a later date once the clothing has been altered. This is an all cash service, and there is an ATM nearby the pop-up (inside of B building). The students are extremely friendly and happy to help with what you’re looking for.

Fashion students Biz Clarkson and Ceilidh Cairns, were hosting the pop-up service this week. They are both second-year students in the Fashion Design three-year course. Clarkson and Cairns both have great future aspirations in the fashion world upon completing their educational programs.

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“I’m hopefully going to take the costuming program that is at Fanshawe after I am done, which is for one year, and then I would also like to make size-inclusive and gender-inclusive clothes for people as well,” Clarkson said.

Cairns shared similar ambitions.

“I also want to go into the costume program and then I would really love to work in entertainment, whether it’s stage or TV,” Cairns said.

The service is a great way for students to support students. If you have any clothes at home that you have been wanting to wear but have not been able to because they’re the wrong size, you know where you need to be next Tuesday.