Sarah Cheyne, Senior Teaching Fellow in Printed Textiles was at Premiere Vision, Paris last week researching for an upcoming Live Project for our students as well as working with Texprint, an organisation that takes 24 of the best UK graduates to Paris to show their work to an international market. Amongst the 2016 Texprint cohort was Melissa Ougham, recent graduate from Printed Textiles at WSA. Here she is on her stand, showcasing her work. She will be starting her internship in Como, Italy in just a few weeks.
27 August – 23 October
An impressive costume exhibition exploring the origins and versatility of denim, from its workwear heritage, to becoming the fabric of our everyday lives. From the ‘Wild West’ to Vivienne Westwood, mass production jeans to handcrafted spectacles, we present the many faces of our beloved denim.
In conjunction with the exhibition is Love Thy Denim lecture: Heritage and Renaissance
Thursday 20th October 2016 – 7.30pm
Winchester Discovery Centre
A lively lecture by Mohsin Sajid, the UK’s denim aficionado and owner of label Endrime. This fascinating talk, for denim enthusiasts and aspiring designers, will detail the history of the cloth and origins of jeans.
Mohsin brings his unique perspective as a designer and consultant to major denim brands and discusses the emergence of a denim renaissance in Britain and beyond.
Price: £5.00 per person
An excellent competition has just launched with Levi’s x Arts Thread. Read the details below and consider entering!
PRIZE: A paid 10 week Design internship at Levi’s San Francisco Headquarters in summer 2016. As part of the internship you’ll get work with the best denim experts on the planet, and visit the legendary Levi’s Archive and the Eureka Innovation Lab.
One of the most important roles of Design is to create an identity and a clear product aesthetic that reflects and amplifies the character of the brand. As designers, we create identity and desire. We create value by creating newness, emotional story-driven products that, like our old 501’s, become coveted collectors’ items of the future.
The concept behind Levi’s® Made & Crafted® builds on the legacy of the Levi’s brand, its authenticity, its soul, and project that into the future using today’s best materials and construction techniques. Quality and thoughtfulness is what’s luxury today. It’s the special things beyond just the price tag.
Made & Crafted also formed the basis of a collaboration between Made & Crafted and Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh for a new Fall/Winter 2016 collection, which debuted on the Paris catwalks earlier this year, and again for his 2017 Resort collection this June. It went so well that Virgil came back to our Eureka Innovation Lab and our Made & Crafted team, to design a special 100-piece limited edition “Made-in-Eureka Levi’s Made & Crafted x Off-White” collection.
Write a manifesto. We want to see what your Made & Crafted stands for. How do you take what Made & Crafted looks like today and push it into the future? What makes it different and yet undisputedly Levi’s®? How would you describe it to a friend?
Create the future of your Made & Crafted® world.
Entries Must Include:
1. Trend Report – Trend is about understanding human nature. The changes in people’s values and expectations. We’d like you to join dots between macro, retail, catwalk, street trends–– and how they have influenced your design.
2. The Tribe – describe the type of person this collection is aimed at. What do they like/do? Bring them to life – a combination of words and pictures.
3. The Made & Crafted Identity: Show the visual identity for the brand. Do this anyway you like – for instance…What does packaging look like? Hang tags, pocket flashers, bags? Was does a store look like? Physical, Online? Create the ecosystem, the Made & Crafted world. The experience.
4. Design drawings: 4 – 8 outfits. Men’s, Women’s, unisex – any combination. We’ll leave the genders up to you.
*Your submission images must be in JPEG format with maximum size of 5MB per image.
Open to anyone worldwide over who is –
- enrolled in a Fashion Design program with an accredited college/university.
- graduating between September 2017 – June 2018.
ENTRY: Free to enter
DEADLINE: November 30 2016 MIDNIGHT EST
When : Monday 31 October 2016, 19.00 – 20.45
Where : The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A
Moroccan-born Joseph Ettedgui sparked a revolution when he emerged on the London fashion scene in 1972. Subverting the ideas of feminine dressing, he took the woman’s wardrobe and reinvented it through a masculine scope, creating luxury essentials that would slot into the lifestyle of a woman not obsessed with labels or trends, but who is quietly confident in her own style. Join Creative Director Louise Trotter in conversation with the FT’s Fashion Editor Jo Ellison, as she discusses the impact Joseph had on her formative influences and how these filter through into her own vision for the brand today. From showing on schedule at London Fashion Week to global expansion, the JOSEPH brand is embarking on its own revolution.
Monday 31 October: 19.00 – 20.00 (talk); 20.00 – 20.45 (refreshments)
£15 (including wine reception)
For more information and to book go here
National Portrait Gallery – 21 July – 23 October 2016
William Eggleston is a pioneering American photographer renowned for his vivid, poetic and mysterious images. This exhibition of 100 works surveys Eggleston’s full career from the 1960s to the present day and is the most comprehensive display of his portrait photography ever.
Eggleston is celebrated for his experimental use of colour and his solo show at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1976 is considered a pivotal moment in the recognition of colour photography as a contemporary art form. Highlights of the exhibition will include monumental prints of two legendary photographs first seen forty years ago: the artist’s uncle Adyn Schuyler Senior with his assistant Jasper Staples in Cassidy Bayou, Mississippi, and Devoe Money in Jackson, Mississippi.
Also on display will be a selection of never-before seen vintage black and white prints from the 1960s. Featuring people in diners, petrol stations and markets in and around the artist’s home in Memphis, Tennessee, they help illustrate Eggleston’s unique view of the world.
This year Handmade in Britain is working again in association with ARTS THREAD to offer 6 talented new graduates the chance to exhibit their work in the fourth edition of the successful New Graduate Showcase. Designer-makers will display their work in a dedicated gallery area and will also have the opportunity to attend a specialised workshop with ARTS THREAD and Piyush Suri, aimed at preparing graduates for the show and offering invaluable business advice to support their future careers.
To apply Simply upload 5 to 10 images of work you would wish to show at HANDMADE IN BRITAIN to your ARTS THREAD portfolio & then complete our online HANDMADE IN BRITAIN 2016 Entry Form
Location/Experience: 2015 or 2016 graduates from UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) art schools and colleges.
How: Upload a minimum of 5 to 10 images (Please add information on size and techniques used) to your ARTS THREAD portfolio – login or register to create a portfolio account & then complete our online HANDMADE IN BRITAIN 2016 Entry Form
Entry: Free to apply and stand cost is £300 +VAT (£360) for a 1×1 metre space within the New Graduate Showcase. Alongside your allocated gallery space, the cost includes:
- Exclusive graduate workshop with Piyush Suri on exhibiting, costs and business advice.
- Extensive press and publicity campaign and online event promotion in association with Arts Thread.
- Online listing with image on Handmade in Britain website.
- Coverage on Arts Thread and Handmade in Britain social media channels, website and blog.
- A colour image, write up and contact details in the show magazine.
- Complimentary tickets and private view invitations for your buyers and guests.
- Printed and digital promotional material for distribution within your networks.
- 24 hour security at the event.
- Porters for set-up/break-down assistance.
Deadline for applications: August 31 2016 MIDNIGHT GMT
Handmade in Britain invites applications from designer–makers of contemporary craft, who produce their work in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and work in the following areas: fashion design & accessories, interior design & accessories, textiles, glass, jewellery, paper, furniture, stationery, metalwork, ceramics, sculpture, woodwork, prints and etchings. The organisers seek to provide a balance of craft disciplines in order to provide the visitors with a broad range of work. If your work does not reflect the above categories, please get in touch with us to discuss what you do.
Applications are assessed by Arts Thread and Handmade in Britain and assessment is based principally on the images supplied. Additional information on the application form may be used for press and publicity purposes once exhibitors have been selected.
Makers must demonstrate a clear knowledge and understanding of the making process and provenance of materials used. The maker must have applied their craft skills directly in the creation of the work exhibited. They must have also given consideration to the commercial viability of the work, both in terms of its pricing and appeal to consumers.
Handmade at Britain is marketed to and attracts professional, international and UK consumer and trade buyers; retailers from both independent boutiques and major retail stores; museums and galleries; design, interiors and fashion industry professionals; corporate and public sector buyers and collectors; local residents; tourists; shoppers and craft/design collectors. Selected press, buyers, media and VIPs are also invited to attend our private view opening evening.
Marketing & Promotion
- London Underground poster campaign
- Flyer distribution in all major London venues, galleries, museums, cafes, restaurants and universities
- Private view invitation to key contacts – including media, trade buyers and collectors
- Media partnerships with specialist publications, local and national press
- Advertising campaign across relevant print and digital media
- Regular Newsletters to our 5000+ strong mailing list
- Social media campaign to 44,000+ (Feb 2015) followers
- Cross promotion with relevant groups and organisations
Temperley London is looking for a Graduate textile designer to Assist the VP of Design and the Textile Designer, in artwork placement and swatch development.
A fantastic opportunity for a passionate and hardworking individual to work in a fast paced and exciting textile team where pattern is a key part of the product.
The Role will cover –
– Artwork placements throughout Main collection and Bridal .
– Colourway CADs.
– Manage the swatch archive.
– To create Research and Sourcing packs for swatch development.
– To support Design VP, textile designer and fabric buyer in various admin roles.
The candidate must be super creative and have a talent for textile design, with a degree in fashion or textiles. We are looking for an individual who is organised and can work within deadlines, with extensive knowledge of photoshop and illustrator.
Salary: £6.70 per hour for those under 25, and £7.20 per hour for those aged 25 or over
Location of vacancy: London
Hours 9.00 – 17.30 – Full Time
Closing date August 31, 2016
To apply go here
MADE YOU LOOK / Dandyism and Black Masculinity
15 Jul – 25 Sep 2016 at The Photographers’ Gallery
From studio portraiture to street photography, this exhibition brings together a group of geographically and historically diverse photographers whose imagery explores black masculinity as performance, as play, as invention – in particular through the adoption of a dandy-esque persona.
In the early 21st century, black men are among the most influential trendsetters in fashion, music and global style culture. Yet high visibility for black men is matched by high vulnerability – as illustrated by disproportionate rates of arrest and incarceration for black men in the UK and USA.
Made You Look explores dandyism as radical personal politics, a willed flamboyance that flies in the face of conventional constructions of the black masculine. It proposes that the black ‘dandy’, with his extravagant emphasis on dress foregrounds a hyper-visible identity which counters the heighted vulnerability, the result of a charged history of objectification. In the context of this exhibition, dandyism isn’t simply about sharp dressing but rather, consciously problematising ideas of male identity through dress or deportment that is arresting, provocative, louche, camp and gloriously assertive.
Recent graduate Melissa Ougham has had her collection featured on the People of Print website – you can read the full article here
29 Jun 2016 – 4 Sep 2016 at The Institute of Contemporary Arts
The first major solo exhibition by accessories designer, art director and fashion stylist Judy Blame.
Safety pins, buttons, badges, pearls, bottle tops, cutlery, plastic bags, toy soldiers and keys form an inventory of objects that Blame has innovatively adapted to create his trademark jewellery and other accessories.
The exhibition is presented as a montage rather than a chronology that brings together an arrangement of artefacts, including clothing, collages, jewellery, fashion editorials, sketchbooks and T-shirts alongside unique commissions that bear witness to Blame’s tactile, thought-provoking, approach to fashion and his propensity towards collaboration and experimentation.
Read more here