The Swift Tailors

At Home High Fashion

Presented by UMSU Creative Arts and Union House Theatre, The Swift Tailors: At Home High Fashion is a collaborative art project and competition celebrating innovative, sustainable and home-made fashion. Over the past month, the Swift Tailors have ingeniously upcycled spare buttons, plastic forks, chicken feed bags, old jeans, soy sauce fish, canvas drop sheets and more to create the DIY high-fashion of our wildest dreams.

Watch the short compilation video below to see all the spectacular submissions!


Prize winners

 1st Prize: Karla Murphy, Woman in Canvas

 2nd Prize: Karen Spencer, Mondrian in denim

 3rd Prize: Jess Norton, I made a paper shirt



Ayesha Saman Hawaldar
Jess Norton
Karen Spencer
Karla Murphy
Leslie Ho


Video edited by Vaishnavi Ravikrishna

Produced by UMSU Creative Arts and Union House Theatre



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