Hush, a womenswear brand, is launching its first-ever Intern Collection, created by its interns across design, buying and merchandising.
As Hush’s interns created, this collection features nine pieces that feature “bold colours, vibrant prints and mood-boosting design”, as Hush’s interns created it. The program, which lasted one year, was paid for.
Vernon Panton’s work inspired the interns, whose euphoric aesthetics dominated 1960s fashion. The main motif was a striking floral print, hand-drawn and designed by an intern in-house. She has been promoted to permanent assistant designer. You can see the floral print on a strap top and a midi skirt and scrunchies.
The kimono sleeves jumper’s knitting technique, the jumpsuit with adjustable straps and the unbleached jeans with matching denim overshirt are just a few highlights.
Hush recognizes young talent through Intern Collection to raise funds for Hackney Empire.
Hush announced that the collection was made by young talent. He also announced a partnership with theatre Hackney Empire’s Creative Futures Programme. This program supports local creatives by providing access to a free year-round programme of workshops, events and other development courses.
Hush will donate 20 per cent of the profits from sales of pieces from his Intern Collection to the Creative Futures Programme.
Hush founder Mandy Watkins stated that “Everyone is so excited to watch what our interns achieved, and can’t wait for them to share their hard work and talents with the launch of our first-ever intern collection.
“I consider myself very lucky to be able to work with so many young, bright people every day – I love that they can have the chance to express their creativity through our intern programme or our partnership with Hackney Empire’s Creative Futures program.”
Rachael HOROVICH, Head of Learning and Participation at Hackney Empire, said: “We’re thrilled to partner with Hush for their first internship collection. Hush, like Hackney Empire, develops young people’s creativity and talent.
Hush is launching its first-ever womenswear collection designed by interns. The capsule was created as part of the British brand’s paid, year-long internship program and featured a vibrant Vernon Panton-inspired floral and laidback basics in more neutral tones.
This Intern Collection was designed and developed by five interns who started in 2020 and worked within Hush’s design, buying, merchandising, garment technology, sustainability and marketing teams. The initiative will run annually, with the current crop of interns now preparing next year’s collection.
The 2022 capsule will be available through Hush’s website starting this week, and 20% of profits will go to Hackney Empire’s Creative Futures Program, which supports young artists and creatives.
The partnership will see Hush contribute 20% of profits from sales of pieces from the Intern Collection to Hackney Empire’s Creative Futures Programme, an initiative designed to nurture and support local young artists and creatives by allowing access to a year-round free programme of events, workshops and development courses.
“The collection was designed by young people and will be supported by Hackney Empire Creative Futures, a programme created by and for young people to support the next generation in creatives and decision-makers.”
Hush’s Intern Collection, available only on the brand’s website starting May 13, will have prices between 5 and 99 Pounds.