Graphic, minimal and angular Winchester school of Art Fashion Graduate Alumni Linjing Feng as featured on http://idolmag.co.uk offers up a lookbook which suggests experience far beyond her years.
Keeping to a monochrome palette, Linjing allows the cuts and lines to take the limelight. Shot against a white backdrop and black panelled beams, model Dani Kocianova from IMG Models rests on a misplaced ladder, a simple black box or sneaks off behind corners.
Overall the lookbook, shot by Iris Bjork, is an example of this young designer’s strong identity and promising future. Linjing Feng is definitely one to watch out for.
For full article by Mollie Pyne http://idolmag.co.uk/blog/introducing-linjing-feng
Printed Textiles graduate Elise Nichols has gained employment as an in-house Print Design Assistant at Marks and Spencers following her show at New Designers this year. Elise was one of 20 WSA textiles students to be selected to show on our stand at New Designers and her illustrative style garnered much attention. Her final collection was based on Grimms Fairy tales. #Congratulations Elise
Agi & Sam is a Contemporary Textiles Based Menswear brand that shows on schedule at London Collections Men and is based in London. With stockists including Matches, Barney’s, Oki-Ni, I.T. Hong Kong and many more. After recently collaborating with Topman, Agi & Sam received the Emerging Menswear Award at the British Fashion Awards 2013.
Agi & Sam are looking for an enthusiastic and versatile print or textiles intern to work primarily on their up-coming AW15 collection which shows at London Collections: Men in January 2015. Although with various other projects the role will involve a multitude of projects and collaboration, working closely with the designers.
They will be responsible for:
• Print Production
• Print Sampling
• Textiles Sampling
• Digital Design
Ideally we would like the student to be well versed in CAD: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Please send all CV’s and Digital Portfolios via: www.agiandsam.com
Nobody buys clothes out of pity,” says Katharine Hamnett, the fashion designer, appraising an outfit made by a student with ethical principles in mind. “People buy clothes they want to wear.
“They can’t look sustainable … sustainability is something you’ve got to sneak underneath.”
Hamnett is giving critical advice to budding designers in the final hours of a five-day workshop at the Hay Festival, during which fashion students have worked to create outfits with a focus on ethical production. A wide-ranging term, “ethical” used here means consideration of environmental factors, sustainability, animal welfare, traceability, fair wages and working conditions for manufacturers to name a few.
The Just Fashion Workshop is a joint project between the Hay Festival and the Environmental Justice Foundation, supported by Levi Strauss & Co and London College of Fashion’s Centre for Sustainable Fashion.
Ten students were chosen to spend a week working with sustainable fashion experts Martina Spetlova and Jessica Mor, before presenting their work on stage at the last weekend of the Hay Festival.
Chloé is a second-year student at Falmouth University who would love to have her own flock of sheep to produce her own wool. At the workshop site, just outside Hay-on-Wye, she has put in a week’s worth of long hours to create her ensemble. One of her main fashion influences is Stella McCartney. “What I like about Stella is that it’s sustainable, and she doesn’t scream and shout about her ideas of animal welfare … she just says it should be the norm, and I like that. It’s just done.”
Chloé’s approach is different from the one taken by her fellow (Winchester School of Art) student Filipa Castilho, who is developing a new way to recycle denim. There are already organisations that break down old clothing into reusable fibres, but Filipa points out that this process is time- and energy-consuming. To shorten the recycling process, she has cut old pairs of jeans into strips, woven into the back of a new denim shirt-dress.
“Sustainability in fashion is not only about organic fibres or recycling garments,” she says. “There are many different ways to help solve a big problem. This workshop is a good opportunity to bring different approaches to the situation together, and find different perspectives on what can help.
“It’s been really lovely. I usually think a lot about equality, politics and human rights, and usually I don’t take any action. But the conversations we’ve had here made me think that even if I’m only one person, and I can’t solve the problem, if I take some action I can help in a small part – and actually do something instead of just being theoretical. If my idea was implemented in mass production, it could help a lot.”
The students had their designs modelled on stage at the Hay Festival as part of a discussion about the future of sustainable fashion with Katharine Hamnett and Dilys Williams.
Edited version of article written By Charlotte Runcie
Two of our graduating students have been selected to be part of Texprint 2014. Frieda Peppercorn (Printed Textiles) and Jonny Wadland (Knit for Fashion) were chosen from over 200 students from across the UK including MA courses to make the final 24 graduates supported by the programme.
Frieda and Jonny are currently exhibiting their work in London as part of First View, held at Chelsea College of Art before Texprint take them to Indigo in September to showcase their work to an international audience at Premier Vision, Paris.
Texprint is a not-for-profit organization designed to support and mentor the best graduating textile designers each year, “enabling them to meet the global market and present their work in professional and international venues.”
Come and see are fantastic textile graduates @New Designers, London 2014
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Extremely pleased that the 2015 edition of the prestigious Guardian guide to universities has placed all of WSA’s degree programmes in Fine Art, Graphics, and Fashion in the top ten of courses offered in the UK.
In Fine Art and Graphics WSA degrees rose 18 places from 25th to 7th on last year; Fashion programmes are up 16 places from 25th to 9th. In detail, 89 percent of WSA students said they were satisfied with their course; 96.5 per cent were satisfied with the teaching of arts subjects; 93.2 were satisfied with the teaching of fashion and textiles.
Ed D’Souza, Head of WSA says “We have improved our league position considerably over the past two years and this signifies a recognition of Winchester School of Art as a centre of excellence. The 2015 ranking is a tribute to the quality of our students and degree programmes as recognised by our students and importantly the hard work and dedication of our leading team of staff.”
Overall, the University rose five places in the Guardian table from 24th to 19th out of 116 higher education institutions in the UK. It was also ranked at 16 in the Complete University Guide published in May 2014.
“The Guardian university guide is a powerful weapon in the prospective student’s arsenal,” says shadow minister for higher education, Liam Byrne in the newspaper. “Its unrivalled analysis of university performance is complemented by a rigorous dataset – from student satisfaction rates to employability statistics – enabling young people to make an informed choice on where to study.”