Currently in her second year of Fashion Design at WSA, Jasmine Broughton introduces us to her work from the last semester.
I used strong and structured shapes along with fluid lines to inspire my designs. 1960’s Mods were an inspiration for the feel I wanted my collection and garment to have, taking certain aspects such as trouser length and some of the structured garment shapes in order to give the sense of the Mod style.
This collection is inspired by explosions of matter and the texture, structure and movement within them. My aim was to develop a collection that was heavily textured and colour based, capturing dense tactile surfaces and movement throughout my designs.
11 Printed Textile students from WSA have their work on display at an exhibition in London as part of London Design Festival. Students took part in the 6th Annual Wallpaper Competition run by CAMAC and the selected designs can be seen at the Dominion Theatre. Students showing are Tori McLean, Thea-Rose Maxted-Pettmann, Sarah Street, Rebecca Walton, Kat Walker, Ellice Soloman, Chloe Rutherford, Annabelle Jennings, Lucy Harris, Charlie Magnay and Alex Poyner. Leah Saunders, a first year student, also has her work on display as part of the 2nd Student Textile Challenge in response to the Warner Archive.
At the exhibition opening it was announced Lucy Harris would have her cushions on display at the Fashion Textile Museum Cafe, alongside Alex Poyner’s work which is already in situ there. Her entry was in response to the Artists’ Textiles: Warhol to Picasso exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum.
The CAMAC awards were presented at CAMAC 6th Annual Student Awards reception on Wednesday 17th September in London.
Sarah Street won a Work Placement Prize at Holden Décor for her Art Deco inspired wallpaper.
Chloe Rutherford won a Work Placement Prize at AVA CADCAMGROUP for her Art Deco wallpaper design.
Ellice Soloman won a Work Placement Prize at CWV Wall coverings for her Deco inspired designs based on transport.
Alex Poyner was awarded Joint 2nd Prize Winner of the Teapod Café Prize at the Fashion and Textile Museum where her wallpaper is on display.
Featuring the work of: level two knitwear student Millie Butler-Hiorns
Featuring the work of: level two knitwear student Grace Fincham
Amy Konig was a recent finalist at London Fashion Show 2014 for the FAD competition
Image from: fadfashionfutures.wordpress.com @LFW
Through unconventional pattern cutting, Amy attempted to create an obscure silhouette to deliver understated elegance to her garments. Black and white cotton strips have been pieced together to create an illusion inspired by Bridget Riley’s Op Art. The illusions she creates visualise Amy’s perception of dyslexia.
This collection reflects Amy’s experience with the disorder and the way in which the mind perceives the written word. As a dyslexic, sentences are like a puzzle of letters waiting to be pieced together one by one in order to derive content from the page. The conflict between eye and mind is portrayed through the overlapping, layering and draping of fabric creating hidden panels within the structure. We rely on our sight to guide us through life. What if you couldn’t trust your eyes?
Extract taken from Artsthread Blog:
The 17 finalists for the 2014 FAD Competition have been selected and the winner will be announced during a catwalk show held during London Fashion Week this February.
Hailing from 11 universities across the UK, this year’s finalists will be presenting cutting edge designs that engage the senses in new and inspiring ways. Check out the 17 finalists on Artsthread Blog: http://blog.artsthread.com/2014/01/2014-fad-competition-winners-announced/
Amy’s work will be showcased during London Fashion Week. Update to follow soon.
Good Luck Amy!