// Industry Insight 2018_ASHISH 13.00 Thursday 15th March, FTD Year 1 Studio


// Fashion and Sustainability Forum 2018 11.00-20.00 Wednesday 7th March


// Work-in-Progress Fashion Show 2018 17.00 Friday 2nd February, FTD Year 1 Studio


// Industry Insight 2017_Ian Patrick Hartley 17.00 Thursday 30th November, LTA


// Fashion Careers Day 2017 11.00-18.15 Wednesday 22nd November, Year 1 Studio


// Industry Insight 2017_Justin Thornton co-founder PREEN by Thornton Bregazzi 14.00 Wednesday 22nd November Year 1 Studio


// Industry Insight 2017_Paul Agar director of international business  UKFT 11.00 Wednesday 22nd November Year 1 Studio


// Industry Insight 2017_Rob Adams menswear buyer The Hambledon 17.00 Thursday 26th October, LTA


// Winchester School of Art Degree Show 2016


Winchester School of Art
Park Avenue,
Winchester SO23 8DL

Private View:
Friday 10th June 18:00–20:00 (Reception 17:00–18:00)

Public Opening:
Saturday 11th June 11:00-18:00
Sunday 12th June 11:00-18:00
Monday 12th – Friday 17th June 11:00-18:00
Saturday 18th June 11:00-18:00

WSA Degree Show features student work from:
BA (Hons) Fashion and Textile Design
BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Management
BA (Hons) Fine Art
& BA (Hons) Graphic Arts

14.00 Fashion Show 1
17.00 Fashion Show 2
18.00 After Show Drinks, Portfolio Review & Meet the Designers

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// WSA Work-in-Progress Fashion Show Friday 29th January 5pm

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// WSA London Degree Show at the Barge House opens Thursday 9th July

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// WSA Graduate Magazine –

WSA Graduate Magazine

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
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// WSA Fashion Show / 21st May 2015 – Showcasing 49 Womenswear, Menswear and Knitwear students across the two shows.
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// Re: Work – WSA Annual Careers Event 12th March 2015
// Work-in Progress Fashion Show opens 5:30pm 30th January 2015
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//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.

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News feature in the Daily Echo Newspaper

For further information on Winchester School of Art’s Knitting Reference Library see:


//Daniel Riches Twitter Talk from WSA Career Fair

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: 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 and Jonathan Faiers – 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.

//Matt Dowling, co-founder of Shooting Beauty talk.

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.

Matt Dowling from WSA Global Futures on Vimeo.


//Our first specialist Careers Fair takes place at WSA West-Side on Thursday 13th March: 11:00 – 4:00 pm

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.


//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’.
















//WSA Fashion student, Amy Konig level two, finalists @LFW 2014

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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:

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.













//WSA Textile Graduates WLT deckchairs spotted in VOGUE


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//WSA Fashion Show 2013 as featured in Vogue

//Fashion Graduate Jessica Wakeman featured in Vogue

//Knitwear Graduate Katie Agar Featured on WGSN

//Knitwear Graduate Alex Pengelly Featured on WGSN

//WSA London Fashion Show 2013 @Truman Brewery

Videography & Edit by @_AdrianBaxter

 //WSA @Graduate Fashion Week

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.

Competition News:

//Congratulations to Helen McCarthy, third year printed textile student who won 2nd place in this years Society of Dyers and Colourists 2013 Competition.

//Congratulations to Hannah Auerbach George and Aston 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,

Francesca’s winning submission can be found on

WGSN future talent: Francesca Higgins

Graduate Fashion Week

Awards at WSA London Fashion Show 2012: Amanda Thompson

Awards at WSA London Fashion Show: Kayleigh Horn

Awards at WSA London Fashion Show: Julia Lang

WSA Fashion Student Juuhau Zane featured on WSA Fashion Student Juuhau Zane featured on
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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.