The London Graduate Future Feast Fashion Show live on

Another year of celebrating our talented Fashion Design and Knitwear graduates live on See link below to the London Graduate Fashion Show at the Vinyl Factory on 23 May

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A selection of WSA graduate portfolio’s and garments are currently showcased at Graduate Fashion Week in London.

WSA at Graduate Fashion Week this weekend

Thanks to all that came to the Fashion Show in London last night, it was fantastic.

Behind the scenes shot of Odella Yue’s collection, who won the fashion award. The textile prize went to Knitwear Designer Suzanna James.


Make sure you visit our stand at GFW to see selected portfolio’s from our Fashion and Textile Design students.

Saturday 30th May – Tuesday 2nd June

Truman Brewery, 1 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR

WSA student Eloise Lancaster featured in Vogue in the run up to Graduate Fashion Week

Final year Fashion Design student Eloise Lancaster is featured in Vogue as part of their preview article on Graduate Fashion Week. You can see the full coverage here – Make sure you visit the WSA stand at Graduate Fashion Week 30th May – 2nd June.


Round up of day four @ Graduate Fashion Week 2014

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Day three of Graduate Fashion Week

Another great day on the #wsa stand at #GFW. Press have taken a keen interest and Judges have been in the stand today.


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Update on Graduate Fashion Week 2014

Our #wsa stand has been buzzing today! As well as over the week-end! Lots of exciting work about, stand F25 (upstairs @ The Truman Brewery) #wsaliveproject_gfw #GFW Pop by and say hello.

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INTERVIEW: JH Zane, Winchester School of Art Graduate and Fashion Designer

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GFW: How would you describe your aesthetic and what are the inspirations behind it?

JHZ: The core ideal on which I base my label, JH Zane, is on that of feminism. The typical JH Zane woman is honest, direct and contemporary yet still possesses a seductive nature. My design aesthetic is very androgynous, it is chic and quirky but with elements of practicality. I like my designs to mirror my ideal customer, straightforward and edgy.

I have three main sources of inspiration. In terms of the style of my designs I am inspired by culture, fine art inspires the fabrication and shapes within my designs and photography inspires the mood of my collections.

GFW: How was your experience studying at Winchester School of Art?

JHZ: Studying at Winchester School of Art provided me with the greatest experience. WSA does not have a very big campus, however, the facilities which it provides are phenomenal. During my degree, with the help of all of the university technicians, I was able to explore all potential avenues of fashion and textile design.

Although you cannot compare Winchester with London, it is one of the most beautiful, historical cities that the UK has to offer. Feeling isolated, away from the big crowded city definitely allowed me to be more creative.

GFW: How did your experience at university prepare you and help you to enter the fashion industry? 

JHZ: Whilst at university we had visits from guest lecturers who would share their industry experience with us as students and give us tips on how to face the real world of fashion. This contact with industry professionals helped me to gain in confidence as a designer.

I gained practical skills and had the time to experiment and use new techniques. Being able to utilise the universities facilities most definitely put me in a fantastic position to enter the fashion industry.

During my studies, I also completed a number of professional work placements, this gave me invaluable first hand experience of the fashion industry before I had even graduated, I would recommend work placements to all design students as it is these experiences that are so important when embarking on your own career.

GFW: Since graduating, how do you feel you have developed as a designer?

JHZ: I have realised that I wasn’t paying enough attention to the business of fashion. Once you become a real designer you immediately have your own business and you need to ensure that you get the balance right, both creatively and logistically. As I am a young designer I am still trying to find that perfect balance for my label, however I am confident that through my own life experience I will learn to get it just right for me, I am a strong believer in patience and persistence.

GFW: What advice would you give to anyone else looking to enter the fashion industry? 

JHZ: Confidence is the key to success. Do not easily compromise and never stop pushing yourself to the limit. Most importantly, be patient and never give up on what you believe in.

GFW: What does the future hold for JH Zane?

JHZ: At the moment I am concentrating on my womenswear collection and in a couple of years time as my brand develops I am hoping to launch a menswear line.

Interview by Charlotte Muscat, Contributor.
Images, courtesy of JH Zane.

Article from: 16 / 04 / 2014

Sharon Williams is the founder of UK FASHION INTERN


Sharon Williams is the founder of UK FASHION INTERN, a platform which provides current and free information on new internships and entry-level roles in Fashion. She interned through her BA and MA fashion degrees and hired interns during her years as a deputy editor at the world-leading trend forecasting service In addition to running and the Twitter feed @ukfashionintern, Williams is a senior teaching fellow at Winchester School of Art helping students to build a portfolio for their future career. Here, she imparts her knowledge on how best to make your email and online applications stand out.

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George Competition winner – Tori McLean received her award @GFW

Tori McLean Printed Textile Student  – level two, received her award (cash prize) at Graduate Fashion Week on Monday 3rd June.

Tori’s t-shirt design ‘What’s Your Poison?’ entry was one of the 10 winning designs for the George Graphic T-Shirt Competition. George, who sponsor the London event, runs a national competition for students from the 40 UK institutions that are members of the Colleges Council for Graduate Fashion Week. Tori’s T-shirt was on display on the George stand at Graduate Fashion Week. Also look out for the T-shirt in selected George ASDA stores across the UK & Online.

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