A snapshot of the latest illustrations by final year Fashion Design student Hannah Franks.
Current WSA printed textile student, Lucy Harris, is finishing her 6 week placement at The Print Club in Dalston, London. As well as providing screen printing facilities and workshops, the space commissions and sells screen prints from a large array of artists and designers. Lucy has been helping both in the workshops and behind the scenes of the gallery space and shop.
When Lucy returns to WSA in October she will be moving into her final year on the printed textile course. Her work has a strong illustrative style embracing both advanced figurative drawing and bold geometrics. Below are some of her wallpaper designs for the Camac competition referencing Pop Art, contemporary pop culture and methods of collage.
Soon to be graduates Meghan Lewis and Jasmine Dack have spent time creating, organising and designing the pop up shop for the degree show! With the help of Jess Smith from weave on the admin and money side. Come down and have a look: the shop will be open throughout the degree show. Located: on the upper floor of West Side, WSA Campus next to the library.
Cash only! Card and postcards from 50p to £3 both handmade and printed! Hand made hats, socks and bags from £18 – £35 and £50!, Bunting from £20 and much much much more!
Press article from the Winchester Fashion Show 2014 last week:
It was a day of monochrome prints, stark lines, bold colours and even tartan at this year’s Winchester School of Art graduate fashion show.Models strut confidently in the futuristic designs created by the final year students to mark the end of their education but the start of their careers.
There were even some hints of the sixties swinging back into fashion entwining floral prints with asymmetric lines. Crop tops, oversized coats and overstated eyeliner could be seen from numerous designers while others mixed pastel princess-inspired dresses with snazzy glitter-infused leggings and tops.
Programme leader and organiser Cecilia Langemar said the students showed natural talent commending them for their hard work. “The show went very well,” she said. “The students produced a range of interesting, creative and ambitious outfits. It was a showcase of what they’d been working on for the last 12 weeks, which included 49 students in all, specialising in fashion design. The models were amazing and very professional.
“Year on year we’ve gone from strength to strength and the students have gained employability at a range of manufacturers around the world including the likes of Topshop and Burberry. Some of them have even been shortlisted for the graduate fashion week in London,” Ms Langemar added.
“Overall we have been very impressed with the level of difficulty and the techniques and the mix of hand-made fabrics produced. They have been hugely ambitious in some cases and there’s been a great deal of hard work and late nights.”
Article by: By Lauren Howard, Reporter
Today we have been setting up our stand at Graduate Fashion Week which is the world’s leading event for fashion graduates.
Where we will be showcasing our Fashion, Knit and Textile Design as well as Fashion Marketing student’s work. From Saturday 31st May – Tuesday 3rd June 2014.
The Truman Brewery is located at:
The Truman Brewery, 11 Hanbury St, E1 6QR
Nearest overground: Shoreditch High Street
Nearest underground: Liverpool Street, Aldgate East, Old Street
Tickets for Graduate Fashion Week 2014 are now on sale and available for purchase HERE.
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SURTEX® 2014 DESIGNEXT® GRAND PRIZE WINNER ANNOUNCED
WHITE PLAINS, NY, May 20, 2014 – SURTEX® has announced its Grand Prize winner in the 2014 designext® International Student Competition, now in its 28th year. Tori McLean, a third year student at the United Kingdom’s Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, took top honors and will receive the Grand Prize package of $1,000, a feature on the SURTEX website for a full year, and recommendation letters to prospective employers.
“Tori McLean did an outstanding job demonstrating her passion for surface design with an exceptional entry,” said Penny Sikalis, SURTEX vice president. “Tori and her fellow winners will benefit greatly from this experience and it’s our expectation that it will help launch the careers of these talented, young professionals.”
The 2014 competition was themed Street Inspiration, with students submitting original surface designs inspired by their vision of street influences in the year 2020. Submissions required a collection of six surface designs within one of the following categories: WEAR, WORK, LIVE and PLAY.
McLean’s LIVE submission represented her vision of how shared living could look in the year 2020. Using a range of patterned screens as space, she designed Japanese motifs inspired by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. To create her designs, McLean used airbrushing and graffiti with laser-cut stencils to incorporate the Street Inspiration theme.
The designext judges found McLean’s talent and vision to be beyond her years and commented that her work was “prolific”. The panel of judges, each a highly regarded design professional, represented diverse sectors within the design and licensing industry. The four judges were: Dorothy Cosonas, Creative Director of Knoll Textiles and Knoll Luxe; David Laubach, Director of Design, Avanti Press, Inc; Bonnie Mackay, Principal of BMackay Consulting; and Susanne Martinez, VP, Design and Product Development, SFERRA Fine Linens.
The judges critiqued the portfolios of all four designext winners, who each traveled to New York City where their work was displayed before 6,000 attendees and 300 exhibitors. In addition to McLean, they included Jenny Boucher, a third year student studying Material Arts & Design at Ontario College of Art & Design in Canada; Samantha Mast of Grand Rapids, MI, a third-year student in the Crafts Department with an emphasis on Textile Design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI; and Karina Rasmussen of Pleasanton, CA, a senior in the Fashion/Textile Design Department at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.