Featuring work from Fashion Design, Knitwear for Fashion, Printed Textiles and Woven Textiles, alongside student interviews and contact details.
//BA Fashion Show in London /28th May 2015 – Showcasing 20 selected Womenswear, Menswear and Knitwear Graduates
// WSA Fashion Show / 21st May 2015 – Showcasing 49 Womenswear, Menswear and Knitwear students across the two shows.
// Re: Work – WSA Annual Careers Event 12th March 2015
// Work-in Progress Fashion Show opens 5:30pm 30th January 2015
//Our 2014 Fashion and Textile Design Graduate Publication
//Featuring the recent exhibition in collaboration with WSA knitwear students – Knitting: 1914-2014
The exhibition Knitting: 1914-2014 is located in the Special Collections Gallery on Level 4 of the Hartley Library at the University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus, and will be on display from February 10th to 4th April 2014.
The exhibition is curated by Linda Newington, Head of Library and Archive Collections for Art and Design, with exhibition design and preparation by Special Collections.
Here is the ‘Twitter Talk’ that you all found very interesting.
//Knitwear study days 2nd & 3rd April 2014 organised by In the Loop.
The first day will take place at the Highfield campus, providing an opportunity to visit the exhibition, Knitting: 1914-2014 that we blogged about last Friday: http://www.makefuture.soton.ac.uk/knitting-1914-2014/ The second day will be held at Winchester School of Art with an opportunity to visit the Knitting Reference Library.
Talks from a variety of Knitwear specialist: Jonathan Faiers, Linda Newington, Anna Mcnally, Gill Clarke, Victoria Walters, Deryn Relph, Martin Polley, Tom Van Deijnen, Alex Pengelly and Dawn Cole.
Bookings are solely through the University online store. Delegate fee for a two day ticket is £60. Refreshments and a buffet lunch are included in the fee on both days.
Building upon the foundation of In the loop, it is now time to establish a Knitting Research Group at WSA as we move towards further developing the research potential in this area, so please contact Linda Newington L.A.Newington@soton.ac.uk and Jonathan Faiers – J.Faiers@soton.ac.uk if you are interested in joining.
//Special edition of Bloomsbury’s Textile: Journal of Cloth and Culture now available.
The special edition of Bloomsbury’s Textile: Journal of Cloth and Culture devoted to papers given at the In the Loop 3 Conference held here at Winchester and that includes material drawn from the Knitting Reference library at WSA and Highfield is now available – it is on display in the current journals section of the library, and will be officially launched at the second of the Knitting Study Days held in the gallery at WSA on April 3rd 2014.
In case you missed out on the talk by Matt he explains his journey having learnt the hard way by making mistakes and gradually building a career over time, he endeavours to help new freelancers avoid the pitfalls they encountered and offer a service that would allow new talent to grow and develop in a faster more efficient manner.
We have 25 employers in Creative Industries; some large, some small, design companies and fashion companies. In addition to the stalls, we have a programme of industry speakers about career opportunities.
We finish off at 4:30pm with a drinks reception/buffet for WSA Alumni students, in the WSA cafe. Come and meet our great national and local exhibiting employers: Estee Lauder, Karen Millen, LK Bennett, New Look, Mint Velvet, Debenhams, Peagreen and many more. Look forward to seeing you there. RSVP:firstname.lastname@example.org
//Last night saw FAD, or Fashion Awareness Direct, take the Fashion Scout London catwalk on the last day of Fashion Week.
Showcasing 16 student’s work from universities such as De Montfort, Edinburgh College of Art and Winchester School of Art – it was a true display of fashion design talent. With a prize of £1,000 for the winner, judged by industry specialists that include Vogue’s Jessica Bumpus and Fashion Scout’s Director Martyn Roberts, the designers were asked to showcase pieces that fit to a brief entitled ‘Multisensory’.
Extract taken from Artsthread Blog: The 17 finalists for the 2014 FAD Competition have been selected and the winner will be announced during a catwalk show held during London Fashion Week this February. Hailing from 11 universities across the UK, this year’s finalists will be presenting cutting edge designs that engage the senses in new and inspiring ways. Check out the 17 finalists on Artsthread Blog: http://blog.artsthread.com/2014/01/2014-fad-competition-winners-announced/
Amy’s work will be showcased during London Fashion Week 2014. #wsaFTDcompetition
//Recent Weave graduate Alice Hume has won the Kalopsia Collective
Recent Weave graduate Alice Hume has won the Kalopsia Collective “what is textiles?” competition.The exhibition will open in Edinburgh in February and be accompanied by a catalogue of work. Watch this space…and many congratulations to Alice.
Fashion and Textile students at Winchester School of Art have been attracting the industry with their collections at Graduate Fashion Week 2013.
//Great view of the WSA stand on the @OfficialGFW blog #wsashows2013
// Textile Studio 2013: Graduates are getting ready for their Degree Show
//Students were inspired by NOT JUST A LABEL: lecture delivered by Stefan Siegel
Overview: NOT JUST A LABEL (NJAL) was launched by Stefan Siegel in 2008 on a shoestring and in four years it has evolved to become one of the most respected platforms for fashion design on the Internet.
//Congratulations to Helen McCarthy, third year printed textile student who won 2nd place in this years Society of Dyers and Colourists 2013 Competition.
//Congratulationsto Hannah Auerbach George andAston Bradley, third year woven textile students who received commendations for their work, which was entered into Bradford Textiles Society Competition.
Congratulations goes to WSA students: Alex Pengelly, Hannah Auerbach George and Natalie Crossan for gaining a place to further their studies with a Masters at The Royal College of Art.
//WSA Fashion: Make a Change Project
In a recent workshop with Level Two Fashion Students (in collaboration with the Neuroscientists at Highfield) created an exciting range of outfits and garments designed to address the stigma and misconceptions associated with mental illness. Their creations were showcased in a fashion show at the Highfield Campus.
Make a Change Project, Fashion Student Stylist
//The World Land Trust charity and the Unique British Company, Southsea Deckchairs Project
Printed Textile Design students from WSA were asked to create designs for The World Land Trust charity and the Unique local British Company, Southsea Deckchairs. There were five key themes: Parrots, Orangutangs, Elephants, Coral and Mangrove.
The five winning level 3 Printed Textile students : Hannah Baker- Big Cats, Shahnaz Binte Nazimuddeen- Orangutangs, Jessica Walsh- Elephants, Rachel Iball- Parrots, Sarah Lewry- Coral and Mangrove
Textile Tutor Rosie Cate with the Five Winning Students
//DAKS Winner: Natalie Crossan
Natalie who is currently in her third year of Knitwear for fashion at Winchester was one of 12 up-andcoming design students who have been partnered with a UK fashion brand to launch a range of limited edition jumpers.Backed by HRH Prince of Wales, Vivienne Westwood and Christopher Bailey, the competition has been masterminded by The Campaign for Wool.
Natalie Crossan with her winning Campaign for Wool design at Daks
//Winner of WGSN’s international competition FUTURE TALENT
Year 3 Printed Textiles student Francesca Higgins. Francesca’s piece called Theological Momentum drew from the socio-economic climate and current trend predictions on the WGSN site. WGSN is renown as the world’s leading fashion trend forecaster. A must-have resource for design professionals around the world,
WSA Fashion Student Juuhau Zane featured on Artsthread.com
Juuhau Zane presented an edgy menswear collection; the style was very grunge and consisted of trousers patchworked together from existing denim garment and parts dyed a bright acidy blue, with oversized leather jackets with gold embellishments off the shoulder. In addition, throughout the collection there were black and white prints of cigarette butts. Innovative menswear design with a touch of androgyny.