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.


WSA mentioned in the Design Council’s Ones-to-Watch

Harriet Vine, creative director of Tatty Devine was asked to report from New Designers’ this June and pick out noteworthy colleges and students.

When asked ‘What made you go wow?’ Harriet responded “Winchester University stood out to me because of the way they came across so well as a collective. They had an edgy signature style but maintained individuality in the graduates’ work. They really had their finger on the pulse.” You can read the full article here 

National recognition for Winchester School of Art’s high quality degree programmes

Extremely pleased that the 2015 edition of the prestigious Guardian guide to universities has placed all of WSA’s degree programmes in Fine Art, Graphics, and Fashion in the top ten of courses offered in the UK.

In Fine Art and Graphics WSA degrees rose 18 places from 25th to 7th on last year; Fashion programmes are up 16 places from 25th to 9th. In detail, 89 percent of WSA students said they were satisfied with their course; 96.5 per cent were satisfied with the teaching of arts subjects; 93.2 were satisfied with the teaching of fashion and textiles.

Ed D’Souza, Head of WSA says “We have improved our league position considerably over the past two years and this signifies a recognition of Winchester School of Art as a centre of excellence. The 2015 ranking is a tribute to the quality of our students and degree programmes as recognised by our students and importantly the hard work and dedication of our leading team of staff.”

Overall, the University rose five places in the Guardian table from 24th to 19th out of 116 higher education institutions in the UK. It was also ranked at 16 in the Complete University Guide published in May 2014.

“The Guardian university guide is a powerful weapon in the prospective student’s arsenal,” says shadow minister for higher education, Liam Byrne in the newspaper. “Its unrivalled analysis of university performance is complemented by a rigorous dataset – from student satisfaction rates to employability statistics – enabling young people to make an informed choice on where to study.”

Printed Textiles student Tori McLean featured in Elle Decoration.

B&Q British Talent Search 2013 in association with Elle Decoration.

Tori McLean_B&Q_2013_ElleDec Tori McLean_B&Q_2013_ElleDec2Congratulations Tori!

Featuring the work of Associate Teaching Fellow for Woven Textiles: Helga Matos

© Helga Matos

© Helga Matos

Helga Matos is a contemporary Textile Designer specialised in Woven Textiles. Helga was born in Brazil and grew up in the Amazon Rainforest, which has greatly influenced her creative work and is a constant inspiration in her life. Helga has also experienced life in Portugal, Norway, India and South Korea and is currently an Associate Teaching Fellow for Woven Textiles here at Winchester School of Art.

Helga takes on a very experimental approach to her work, concentrating on the properties of materials and structures of fabric. Her main focus is to create surfaces that evoke curiosity, excitement, to make people stop and appreciate materials and craft, to make them want to touch and be inquisitive.Helga works on jacquard and dobby looms to produce high quality modern textiles and textile related products. As well as designing her own collections of fabrics and wall art bespoke pieces, Helga works on collaborative projects with various artistsdesigners and engineers.

The rubber wrap (worn as a cape) was hand woven using a polyurethane coated yarn, strips of recycled bike inner tubes cut into strips and fine stainless steal wire. This piece was inspired by the actual visual and physical qualities of the materials used.

The article is about Lulu James, “the 21 year old singer from South Shields who has fused soul, R ‘n’ B and house music into sophisticated pop” [Notion Magazine issue 66] And featured in Notion Magazine issue 66.

Click here to see more of Helga’s work

Jessica Wakeman Featured on NJAL

Jessica Wakeman a graduate from Winchester School of Art has been featured on NJAL – Not Just A Label

Jessica specialises in Womenswear and Accessories, and focusing on a new jewellery and accessories collection.
The most recent collection ‘Human Behaviour’ was featured on British Vogue, Italian Vogue & TANK Magazine.
A modern and minimalistic designer, focusing on ready-to-wear fashion.Jess Wakeman on NJAL

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Hot off the Press – The Telegraph

Jessica Walsh’s Elephants deckchair is one of five designed by Winchester School of Art students for the World Land Trust’s Sit to Make a Stand initiative. The WLT has pledged to buy and protect half an acre of threatened habitat somewhere in the world for each chair sold. £150, from Southsea Deckchairs.designchair_WSA_JessWalsh

WSA Graduate Fashion Collection Featured in Glamour Magazine


Fashion stars of the future from Winchester School of Art (WSA), University of Southampton, featured in Glamour Magazine.

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Sarah Lewry –  a recent printed textile graduate – winning design for WLT (World Land Trust) has been featured in this week’s Stylist Magazine.

The Sit to Make a Stand Collection of five designs, inspired by the Trust’s international conservation work, encourages people to take direct action for the environment. The collaboration will raise funds to save critically threatened tropical forests and the animals that depend upon them through the Trusts, Buy an Acre programme.

Each deckchair represents one of five key World Land Trust projects including: Coral Reefs, designed by Sarah Lewry; Elephants, designed by Jessica Walsh; Orang-utans, designed by Shahnaz Binte Nazimuddeen; Big Cats, designed by Hannah Baker and Parrots, designed by Rachel Iball.

Southsea Deckchairs have expertly produced the five chosen designs using sustainably sourced timber with PEFC accreditation. Deckchairs will go on sale from Summer 2013 at £150,



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