Last week WSA Fashion and Textiles staff took a group to students to New York for a study trip of studio visits, fabric and trimming shopping and museums. And an unexpected snow storm! Here are some highlights…
Head of Womenswear at Marc Jacobs shows students round the New York studio seeing the process from research to designing and making to show room. Students were lucky enough to see the current collection in progress for the upcoming runway show at New York fashion week.
Fabric and trimming shopping in the Garment District. Such amazing array of colours and unusual fabrics.
Picasso Sculptures at the MoMa.
African Kente fabric at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum.
Frank Stella at the impressive new Whitney Museum building.
The Empire State Building post-blizzard.
Jennifer Varty graduated from WSA in Printed Textile Design in 2014. After studying with us she went on to a year long internship in New York with Collection 18 after being interviewed at New Designers. Collection 18 is fashion accessory company specializing in scarves for designer brands and private label collections.
Creative Director, Rachel Rowberry, was so impressed with Jennifer she has now been given a permanent role as Print Designer at the company. She is now the primary
designer on the Saks and JCPenney accounts, for which she does the trend
research, design concepts and colouring, and work alongside members of the
sales team and buyers. She is currently preparing for Fall 2016 on the Collection 18 line, compiling trend and colour research for the new season, which she will have to present to the entire design team at our Fall Kick-Off meeting, before designing the collection.