Sarah Cheyne, Senior Teaching Fellow in Printed Textiles was at Premiere Vision, Paris last week researching for an upcoming Live Project for our students as well as working with Texprint, an organisation that takes 24 of the best UK graduates to Paris to show their work to an international market. Amongst the 2016 Texprint cohort was Melissa Ougham, recent graduate from Printed Textiles at WSA. Here she is on her stand, showcasing her work. She will be starting her internship in Como, Italy in just a few weeks.
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 – http://www.vogue.co.uk/news/2015/05/15/graduate-fashion-week-preview/gallery/1399807 Make sure you visit the WSA stand at Graduate Fashion Week 30th May – 2nd June.
Final year Printed Textile student Alex Poyner introduces us to part of her collection.
For my final collection I initially looked at the different objects we carry and how these things help define us. This lead me to investigate the psychology behind collecting and hoarding; how some see litter where hoarders see treasure. I attempted to portray the clutter and order associated with hoarders and collectors through my designs, considering the placement of imagery and combining unrelated everyday objects. Artists Gavin Turk and Jason Taylor have been significant influences owing to the way they interpret everyday objects; either making them humorous or more thought provoking by taking a piece of litter and isolating it on a plinth.
I take an experimental approach to my work, always looking for new and exciting ways of creating. I enjoy the challenge of taking an object that others’ class as litter i.e. the plastic bag and making it aesthetically pleasing, intriguing and adding value to something which previously had no value. Working across medias and integrating them into printed textiles to create depth and excitement is an integral part of my work. I hope by focusing on everyday objects I have created prints that can relate to everyone.
Alex has already had her work showcased at the British Fashion Council portfolio day and there will be plenty more opportunities to see her finished collection at our upcoming graduate events.
Today Staff and students are busy setting up for the WSA London Free Range Fashion Show 2014.
Please use the
Look forward to seeing you there.
Handmade in Britain 13: The Contemporary Crafts & Design Fair
New Graduate Showcase
8th – 10th November 2013
Chelsea Old Town Hall, London
For 2013, Handmade in Britain will celebrate exceptional new talent in its New Graduate Showcase. Open to designer-makers working in all disciplines and who graduated in 2012 or 2013, the showcase will form a dedicated gallery space in the main hall of Handmade in Britain 13. In addition, the selected designers will have the opportunity to take part in a specialized workshop with Handmade in Britain’s Creative Director Piyush Suri, providing support for the show and guidance for successful careers.
For more information, download the application pack from our website, www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk.
The deadline for applications is 12th April.