Last week we had a stand at PV Designs, part of Premiere Vision in Paris, exhibiting student designs alongside established design studios. We took a selection of second and third year work across the four pathways.
PREMIERE VISION is a textiles trade fair held twice yearly in September and in February and attracts around 60,000 visitors. The majority of these visitors are buyers from fashion companies looking for new fabrics and designs for their forthcoming collections.
There are many trend areas which show the newest fabrics and colour suggestions for the next season. The show is a very inspiring place to visit in terms of design & colour as well as offering opportunities for networking and gathering information about the industry.
PREMIERE VISION DESIGNS is a huge section of the fair where around 150 design studios from many different countries show their new collections of designs for print, weave, knit and embroidery. Buyers from thousands of companies looking for original designs visit PV Designs each season to buy artwork from the design studios exhibiting there.
Over the 3 days the WSA Make Future stand attracted much attention from buyers around the world. A number of students sold their designs to international fashion brands and there were many comments about the inspiring and original work on display. The students that helped on the stand were able to gain an exciting insight into the industry, talking directly to clients and understanding what companies were looking for.
Congratulations to all the students whose work was selected to be exhibited and those that sold work as well. It was a great industry experience we hope to repeat next year.
This Thursday in LTA, the milliner Noel Stewart will be giving a talk about his practice. 5pm – not to be missed!
Noel Stewart is a London based milliner with international status. Taking inspiration from contemporary art and architecture he continually modernises millinery to creates a fresh and elegant approach to how we dress the head. Noels’ collections combine luxury materials and traditional craftsmanship with contemporary innovation.
Since establishing his label Noel has designed hats for leading fashion designers including Roland Mouret, Diesel, Roksanda, Erdem, Hussein Chalayan, Richard Nicoll, Jaeger, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Holly Fulton, Sibling, Viktor & Rolf, Ryan Lo, Gareth Pugh, and JW Anderson. His continuing work with such designers reflects the relevance of his role in contemporary fashion.
Off the catwalk Noel Stewart has acquired a loyal fan-base. His hats have been worn by Keira Knightly, Lady Gaga, Florence Welch, Kylie Minogue and Beth Ditto.
The first of the Fashion and Textiles Design ‘Film Club’ series starts this Wednesday 5th October.
The first screening, chosen by programme leader, Cecilia Langemar will be the 1980’s Ridley Scott classic ‘Blade Runner’. This visually spectacular, noir thriller has been a huge inspiration to many artists and designers.
Please join us for this opportunity to see it on the big screen.
Film Screenings are 16.00-18.00pm in Lecture Theatre B.
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.
27 August – 23 October
An impressive costume exhibition exploring the origins and versatility of denim, from its workwear heritage, to becoming the fabric of our everyday lives. From the ‘Wild West’ to Vivienne Westwood, mass production jeans to handcrafted spectacles, we present the many faces of our beloved denim.
In conjunction with the exhibition is Love Thy Denim lecture: Heritage and Renaissance
Thursday 20th October 2016 – 7.30pm
Winchester Discovery Centre
A lively lecture by Mohsin Sajid, the UK’s denim aficionado and owner of label Endrime. This fascinating talk, for denim enthusiasts and aspiring designers, will detail the history of the cloth and origins of jeans.
Mohsin brings his unique perspective as a designer and consultant to major denim brands and discusses the emergence of a denim renaissance in Britain and beyond.
Price: £5.00 per person
Temperley London is looking for a Graduate textile designer to Assist the VP of Design and the Textile Designer, in artwork placement and swatch development.
A fantastic opportunity for a passionate and hardworking individual to work in a fast paced and exciting textile team where pattern is a key part of the product.
The Role will cover –
– Artwork placements throughout Main collection and Bridal .
– Colourway CADs.
– Manage the swatch archive.
– To create Research and Sourcing packs for swatch development.
– To support Design VP, textile designer and fabric buyer in various admin roles.
The candidate must be super creative and have a talent for textile design, with a degree in fashion or textiles. We are looking for an individual who is organised and can work within deadlines, with extensive knowledge of photoshop and illustrator.
Salary: £6.70 per hour for those under 25, and £7.20 per hour for those aged 25 or over
Location of vacancy: London
Hours 9.00 – 17.30 – Full Time
Closing date August 31, 2016
To apply go here
Selected graduates from Printed Textiles, Woven Textiles and Knitwear for Fashion will be showcasing their work at New Designers this week.
Wednesday 29 June:
– VIP & Press Preview: 3:00pm – 6:30pm
– Awards Preview Evening: 6.30pm – 9:00pm
Thursday 30 June: 10:00am – 8:00pm
-Thursday Late: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday 01 July: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 02 July: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Business Design Centre
52 Upper Street
London N1 0QH
For more details visit http://www.newdesigners.com/visiting/part1
In 2015 Tibor Reich’s Grandson, Sam Reich, began the huge task of reviving his Grandfathers company, Tibor Ltd. WSA and RCA alumni Hannah Auerbach has been working as head of woven textiles exploring and resurrecting Tibor’s vast archive of designs. You can read more about her experience and process in an interview on The Weave Shed.
The exhibition follows Reich’s complex and multifaceted career as a designer that spanned over four decades. A wide range of his designs, sketchbooks and artworks will be on display.
Images and text copyright: Tibor Ltd.