Congratulations to Fashion Design Graduate Hannah Price on being selected by ‘Not Just A Label‘ as a Black Sheep, one of their up and coming designers to keep an eye on.
See more of Hannah’s graduate collection from NJAL HERE.
This year the London Press Show was held at the Vinyl Factory, where 15 graduating students from Fashion Design and Knitwear Design for Fashion were selected by a panel of judges from the Winchester show to go forward.
Sophie Lightowlers, Isabel Worth, Hannah Price, Hannah Brabon, Fangyun Qi, Madge Cao, Serenity Wang, Rella Wang, Wency Wen, Jhonis Zipagan, Nida Zhang, Dorothy Deng, Joao Pena Monteiro, Yu Jiang & Curtis Wu.
For being selected and showing their impressive Final Collections to Press and industry.
Womenswear designer Curtis Wu was awarded the Fashion Direction Award and Womenswear Knitwear designer Hannah Brabon was awarded the Textiles Direction Award.
Congratulations Curtis and Hannah!
Hannah Brabon – Womenswear Knitwear. Winner of Textiles Direction Award.
WSA final year Knitwear for Fashion student Hannah Brabon has been featured on Not Just a Label as part of their Black Sheep round up, highlighting new creative talents.
You can read the full article here https://www.notjustalabel.com/designer/hannah-brabon
This semester London and Shanghai based design studio F-W-S came in to work with the second year Printed Textiles students. The brief required the students to develop design ideas quickly and creatively using the print workshop as a place to generate ideas rather than just as a place to produced finished designs.
Tali Furman, creative director, and Alex Poyner, designer and WSA alumni, came in to give an all-day workshop at the beginning of the brief. The students then had to independently develop a large selection of design ideas and resolved outcomes for critical review, working in the ethos of the studio.
At critical review Tali Furman joined academic staff and to give feedback and select students for potential summer internships. At the end of the project Tali invited 4 students for interview – Cassie MacDonald, Aleks Lund, Vivian Ge and Paulina Nieduzak.
Hannah aim to create a luxury sportswear inspired women’s knitwear collection of outfits that are innovative and forward thinking, using denim fabrics and yarns in combination with other sustainable and high quality materials in order to create a highly technical, luxury fabrics. She hopes to promote the concept of slow fashion and aims to have a low impact on the environment.
To continue the idea of clothing with a long life, Hannah initially focused on using pre-loved denim and transforming it into something new and innovative. “I am interested in the history of denim and am inspired by how denim has been a part of the lives of so many people; from a vast array of sub-cultures and classes in societies throughout the centuries. From ancient Japanese Boro textiles to present day casual wear, I am fascinated by the stories behind the clothing that people wear.”
Hannah has used many knitting techniques on a wide range of machinery; these include domestic, Dubied and Shima Seiki knitting machines across a variety of gauges, exploring intarsia, e-wrapping, weaving in, pleating and ribbing. She has also embraced hand dyeing and machine embroidery, in order to add a further depth and dimension to the fabrics. Developing on from the idea of water and preserving the landscape, she uses heat pressing techniques with plastics, resulting in a waterproofed effect.The use of heat pressing techniques with plastics, resulting in a waterproofed effect, encapsulate the idea of water and preserving the landscape.
Five Year 2 Fashion Design students have been nominated for the internationally renowned All Walks Beyond the Catwalk competition Diversity NOW in association with i-D magazine.
Congratulations to Miranda Wang for being accepted onto the Printed Textiles postgraduate MA course at the Royal College of Art.
Miranda is currently in her final year at WSA after joining us less than two years ago from Dalian, China. We are sure she will take her lively enthusiasm for printed textiles forward and to new levels over the next two years at the RCA. Well done!