Industry Lecture this Thursday with Rottingdean Bazaar

The C&E Lecture this Thursday 24th November will be given by industry speakers James Theseus Buck and Luke Brooks. Since graduating from the MA Fashion Design Course at CSM they have work on collaborative projects and styling under the name Rottingdean Bazaar.

The talk will be 5-6pm in Lecture Theatre A. Make sure you don’t miss it!

Rottingdean Bazaar


JOSEPH’s Louise Trotter in Conversation at the V&A

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

Made You Look at The Photographers’ Gallery

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.

Menswear Styling and Studio Internship

London based, Rose Forde is a Menswear Stylist & Consultant working across editorial, campaign & talent dressing. Rose Forde contributes to several international titles including L’UOMO Vogue, GQ, L’Officiel Hommes, Numero Homme as a Contributing Fashion Editor and also has a roster of high-profile actors and musicians for image management.
The studio is a busy environment and we are a small team so there are many opportunities to learn and grow.
This is an voluntary internship for someone who is looking for experience in this area of styling & fashion or has experience but wants the opportunity to work in smaller team so that greater responsibility on projects can be achieved.
The role will require dedication to each project and the ability to work well in a team.
Independent time keeping and a polite proactive attitude to each job.
Responsibilities will include:
  • pull-ins & returns
  • editing looks
  • studio admin
  • creating fashion & mood boards
  • assisting on shoot days
Rose Forde runs a intern programme that runs for 6 weeks, candidates will be able to complete key tasks and leave with key skills for their CV. The studio team will advise and guide each intern and ensure that time given is valued and rewarded with experience that benefits further career goals. Each intern will leave with a review and points for CV completed by the studio team.
For more details and to apply

Design Assistant Position at YMC

London based brand YMC are recruiting.

We are looking for a highly passionate design graduate to assist the womenswear designer on a full-time basis. The role will require a highly organized individual with a great passion for the brand and an eagerness to learn and develop their creative Das well as their professional skills.
This is a great opportunity to enter the industry and we would hope to find a candidate to become part of the YMC “family”.

We are looking for a highly talented and organized individual to support the womenswear designer. The candidate will be responsible for:
• Work closely with womenswear designer.
• Attend fabric shows with the womenswear designer.
• Enquire about all fabrics.
• Generate style codes and page numbers for the season.
• Make season folders and update these as info changes.
• Create spec sheets for every individual style.
• Research finishing’s and trims for the garments.
• Create linesheets for the season. This includes spec drawings of all garments.
• Communicate with all factories. This includes sending them spec sheets, artwork and fit comments.
• Keep a tight eye on deadlines and chase factories or other departments if things are late.
• Get all info about garments from factories including trims, binding and lining quality.
• Set up new collection in PDM.
• Generate season swatchbook for QA.
• Assist with organizing photoshoots.
• Take pictures of every garment, including detail shots for internal purposes.
• Measure all garments.
• Attend fit meetings with QA and make a note of all changes.
• Organize work space and file everything properly so other departments have easy access to info.
• Work closely with other departments of the business when needed.

We are looking for a cultured individual with the drive to achieve, strong communication skills, an obsessive attention to detail, a hands on approach and humility to work in a small team where passion is key. The candidate must have the following attributes:
• Extremely organised.
• Fluent in English.
• High competency in Illustrator, Photoshop and Excel is a must.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• The ability to work well alone as well as in a team.
• Extremely passionate.
• Have extensive technical knowledge as well as excellent design aesthetic.
• Great research skills.
• Raw material understanding.
• Good at taking direction and eager to learn.
• “Can do” attitude and proactive.
• Have great respect and good understanding of the brand and their competitors.
• Harmonious and happy.

Please send your cover letter + CV + portfolio via the form here.

A must see exhibition for Fashion and Textile Students


Sonia Delaunay (1885–1979) was a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde and became the European doyenne of abstract art.

Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, she celebrated the modern world of movement, technology and urban life, exploring new ideas about colour theory together with her husband Robert Delaunay.

This is the first UK retrospective to assess the breadth of her vibrant artistic practice across a wide range of media. It features the groundbreaking paintings, textiles and clothes she made across a sixty-year career, as well as the results of her innovative collaborations with poets, choreographers and manufacturers, from Diaghilev to Liberty.

WSA Graduate Fashion Show Next Week!

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Showcasing 49 Womenswear, Menswear and Knitwear students across the two shows.

Apparel Design Internship with Adidas NEO

Adidas NEO LABEL is the new young, fresh and accessible label in the adidas‘ Sport Style products focusing on fashion and casual. It becomes the latest collection within the Sport Style division joining Originals, Y-3 and SLVR.

Interested in being a part of something new within one of the most famous athletic and lifestyle brands in the world? Would you like to be one of the early pioneers to help lead the adidas Group to its inevitable future of being one of the top retailers in the World. If so, then keep reading because this job might be for you.

This is an opportunity to join a truly international business with an environment that is often described as dynamic, innovative and culturally diverse. We‘re looking for an outgoing and hardworking individual to help out in all areas of designing the freshest NEO collection. Interns will be able to expand their knowledge of the entire life cycle of a garment, from conception to the sales floor!

Your Tasks:
• Working on the NEO apparel collection
• Assist the design team during research, design & development
• Creating inspiration & trend boards, illustrating flats, conduct trend research
• Create technical drawings with Adobe Illustrator
• Update digital systems to catalogue styles
• Assist with presentations & meeting, sales events

Your Profile:
• Student of fashion design
• Fluent in English
• Creative with understanding of the apparel design process
• Proficient with Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop, MS-Office skill
• Team player, hard working, detail oriented, self-motivated
• Strong technical and illustration skill, great feel for trends
• Passionate for Design

Duration: 6 month/ Start on August 1st 2015

Location: Adidas Headquarter in Herzogenaurach (in the Metropolitan Region Nuremberg/Germany)

To apply go here.

Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style

Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, in London.

5 March – 31 August 2015

From ‘onesies’ to wear in the air raid shelter to jewellery created from aeroplane parts – Fashion on the Ration looks at how fashion survived and even flourished under the strict rules of rationing in 1940s Britain, often in new and unexpected ways.


Set Design Paid Internship with Emma Roach

Emma Roach Studio is a Set Design Business based in London. Working internationally within Fashion and Advertising on editorial shoots, advertising campaigns and fashion shows; designing and building sets, making and sourcing props.

We are on the lookout for creative, pro-active interns to assist in the everyday and more unique aspects of set design and production as well as the smooth running of the studio.

Duties will include image research, telephone calls, and helping with company admin within the studio. Must have energy, enthusiasm and imagination.

Skills & Experience

Highly motivated and organized with good communication skills.
Good interpersonal skills is a must.
Practical and quick thinking
Photoshop, Indesign and Excel skills.
Knowledge of a similar area preferred.

£6.50 per hour

Location of internship
Hackney, London

10am – 6pm

Internship Length
3 Months

Closing date
April 06, 2015

For more details and to apply, go here