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Fashion Forward Society

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About Us

Whether you’re interested in creating your own wardrobe from scratch or learning more about the world of High Fashion, our society is the place to be! Our society will always discuss fashion through a sustainable lens, and as such we not only offer hands on classes where you can Upcycle and Re-Use your old clothes, we also host events like Clothes swaps and kilo sales! There’s something for everyone to get involved with at Fashion Forward. 

Previously known as Fashion Federation, Fashion Forward is here to engage you in a range of fashion based activities throughout the year, to encourage and teach you all about fashion through creativity. Be a part of a society that brings together people who are interested in all areas of art whether you are an expert or a complete novice.

Open Sessions

This year we are hosting Open Sessions that are FREE for Members! If your uni wardrobe needs a little bit of TLC, come down to our monthly open sessions to use our sewing machines, hand sewing needles and any other equipment you might need to patch up jeans, resew hems and anything else. We've created this initiative to make sure that its easy and accessible for all students to practice sustainability, and our committee will be on hand to give advice and guidance to make sure everything goes smoothly!

Regular Sessions 
Come and join us for our monthly sessions where members can learn specific creative skills such as marbling and tie-dyeing. Sessions will also allow the swapping of ideas, skills and unwanted materials and is also a great way to meet people from all years around the university. 

Fashion Forward x BCFS

This year we are extremely excited to be partnering with the Bristol Charity Fashion Show! If you're interested in photography, editorial makeup, Designing or Creating Garments then these sessions will be perfect for you! Every month, starting on 17.10.2020, join us to work towards showing on the runway at the biggest fashion event of the year.

To get involved email 

Charity And Vintage Shopping
Our first Charity Shop Crawl will be on 10.10.2020 and is the perfect way to get to know your new home, and get your hands on some amazing thrifted items! Due to Coronavirus, this year we are hosting the crawl in family groups, so you’ll need to book a slot even though it’s free to come! Email to book your place and time slot.

If you cant come to this one, don’t worry - there will be plenty more chances throughout the year! 

Sewing 101 and Local Designers/Artist/Business Classes
We will be hosting a Sewing 101 class that will give you the opportunity to learn how to make pieces like dresses, tops and trousers over a period of weeks. We will also be inviting local artists and designers (including members of our Committee!) to give classes on an array of skills.

If you have any further questions please don't hasitate to contact us through our group on facebook 'The Fashion Forward Society' or our Instagram @bristolfashion, follow both to be updated on all the activities we will be offering throughout the year so you can pick and chose which events you want to attend.

Love the BUFF team x 

Terms and conditions

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Membership Fee Inclusions


Prior to signing up to a Club or Society speak to the Committee to find out what your membership includes and if there are any further expenses throughout the year.


Service Standards


All Club or Society members can expect to receive:


  • The opportunity to attend regular meetings, events, activities, trips and socials as arranged.
  • The opportunity to stand for a committee position or vote in their elections (Bristol students only).
  • For Sports Club – to attend regular training sessions and have the opportunity to be selected for the teams.


Code of Conduct


When joining a club or society you are agreeing to abide by the constitution, general rules, regulations and policies of University of Bristol Students’ Union and also the Club or Society Code of Conduct which sets out the level of behaviour & discipline expected of all Club & Society members.


Download the Code of Conduct


Refund Policy


Any customer who pays for a membership subscription to a Bristol SU Society, Sports Club, Student Media and initiatives has a 14 day cooling off period from the time and date of purchase during which they have the right to cancel the subscription and receive a full refund. If you do decide to cancel within the 14 days, Bristol SU will refund your payment within a further 30 days of the cancellation.  To request a refund please email:


Data sharing (Sports Club members only)


Please be aware that Bristol SU may share data relating to the members of its sports clubs with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health (a department of the University).  This information may be used for the purposes of communicating direct with these members and/or to cross-reference against SEH's Sports Pass membership records.


As part of Bristol SU's membership of British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Bristol SU may have to share data on to its sports clubs members so BUCS can, from time to time, communicate with these members. 


Data sharing (Societies members only)


If you're joining one of the societies listed below please be aware that your name and email address will be shared with Bristol Hub for the purpose of keeping you up to date with their activities through their email “The Week”:

AIESEC Bristol, AMICUS Bristol, Anti-Slavery Society, Bristol Feminists, Bristol Friends of MSF, Bristol Marrow, Bristol Social Enterprise Society, Bristol Student Action for Refugees, Bristol University Amnesty International, Conservation Group, Bristol University Oxfam Group, Bristol University Sustainability Team, Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad, Engineers Without Borders, Howard League for Penal Reform Student Society, International Affairs Society, Medsin Bristol, Model United Nations, and Vegetarian and Vegan Society.


For more information on Bristol Hub visit:


If you do not want your details shared with the Hub please email:

These terms shall be governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. Nothing in these terms shall exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.