An exhibition to display how fashion can be a force for ‘creating positive change’ in society is coming to Walthamstow.

The three-week-long exhibition will open in Leyton Green on Friday, November 22, as part of Making for Change: Waltham Forest, a partnership project developed by London College of Fashion, UAL (LCF) and Waltham Forest Council.

It will be held be at a newly developed fashion hub, Arbeit Studios Leyton Green, High Road – which until recently was a derelict supermarket.

The exhibition will explore three areas of fashion education, manufacturing, and community engagement.

Laura Gander-Howe, director of public engagement and culture at London College of Fashion, UAL, said: “Making for Change: Waltham Forest is an amazing collaborative project which has contributed to the development and nurturing of local creative talent.

“By introducing a number of initiatives across the school curriculum and within the local community, we have seen what can be achieved when you bring young people, researchers, artists, designers and manufacturers together, to push forward the message that fashion can be fundamental in creating positive change.”

Councillor Paul Douglas, Waltham Forest cabinet member for culture, added: “One of our main ambitions of being the first London Borough of Culture has been to support growth and highlight the cultural opportunities within our community.

Making for Change: Waltham Forest has provided a platform for the next generation of artists and creatives to nurture their talents and I am excited to see how this programme will develop in the future.”