Coleg Sirgar and the ROOF live brief 2017
Since 2017 we have worked with 2nd year Fashion degree students on a live brief to develop ROOF in format, function and aesthetic.
Students have graded and scaled the ROOF prototype and adapted the basic ROOF format to fit a wide range of wearer needs including: wheelchair users, pregnant women, parent with babe in arms, toddler, child, youth from XS to XXL.
This continual design effort feeds into the development of the ROOF product format as we expand into new and exciting markets including Arctic and Polar wear, rescue services, an alternative to humanitarian aid distributed to war zones and natural disaster victims, road workers, farmers, outdoor workers and more.
The project is annually marked towards the students' degree grades and the top three students are offered work placement, training and sometimes employment with the ROOF initiative.
2nd year Fashion students fashion show, December 2017
Hazel Mezzo's all weather walking/hiking ROOF
A. Mother and baby carrier. Waterproof, lined and lightweight.
B. ROOF ski wear
C. Tick proof ROOF all in one for children
D. Special needs ROOF. No fixtures or fitting, soft touch, quick release and waterproof.
E. Female homeless long coat with fashionista hood and matching bag.
F and G. Fashion statement ROOF