WSA Alumni Hannah Robson Featured in Latest Issue of Crafts Magazine

Woven Textiles alumni Hannah Robson graduated from Winchester School of Art in 2014 and went onto the Royal College of Art to study her Masters.

Hannah is featured in the latest issue of the Craft Magazine by the Craft Council where she discusses her work.

Texprint Award 2017

Many congratulations to Printed Textiles graduate Helen Loft who was awarded Texprint for 2017.

Helen is one of just 24 winners who will have the opportunity to be mentored and was selected from a panel of judges who receive applications from over 200 graduates from BA and MA courses from across the country.

“Texprint provides exceptional access to the best of British textile design talent – connecting industry to selected graduate designers”

Helen was able to showcase her work to invited industry guests last week and will have the opportunity to present her work at Premier Vision in Paris in September.



Nancy Balfour Award Winners

Many congratulations to the 3 recipients of the Nancy Balfour Award at last week’s Degree Show Opening:

Fashion Design graduate Curtis Wu.

Knitwear for Fashion graduate Isabel Worth.

Printed Textiles graduate Helen Loft.

If you want to see their work or the work of all of our graduates, the show is open til Friday 23rd June. For more details:

(Top to Bottom: Curtis Wu, Isabel Worth and Helen Loft)

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Fashion Design Graduate Hannah Price featured on Not Just A Label

Congratulations to Fashion Design Graduate Hannah Price  on being selected by ‘Not Just A Label‘ as a Black Sheep, one of their up and coming designers to keep an eye on.

See more of Hannah’s graduate collection from NJAL HERE.

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Graduate Show London 2017

This year the London Press Show was held at the Vinyl Factory, where 15 graduating students from Fashion Design and Knitwear Design for Fashion were selected by a panel of judges from the Winchester show to go forward.

Congratulations to:

Sophie Lightowlers, Isabel Worth, Hannah Price, Hannah Brabon, Fangyun Qi, Madge Cao, Serenity Wang, Rella Wang, Wency Wen, Jhonis Zipagan, Nida Zhang, Dorothy Deng, Joao Pena Monteiro, Yu Jiang & Curtis Wu.

For being selected and showing their impressive Final Collections to Press and industry.

Womenswear designer Curtis Wu was awarded the Fashion Direction Award and Womenswear Knitwear designer Hannah Brabon was awarded the Textiles Direction Award.

Congratulations Curtis and Hannah!

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Hannah Brabon – Womenswear Knitwear. Winner of Textiles Direction Award.

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C&E Lecture – Thursday 1st December 5pm – By Walid & Kirsty McDougall in Conversation

2-by-walid-kirsty-mcdougall-lectureWalid al Damirji, Creative Director of Fashion Label By Walid will be in conversation with Woven Textiles Designer Kirsty McDougall of Dashing Tweeds and Rare Thread about the relationship between Fashion and Textiles and future trends this Thursday between 5 – 6pm in LTA – not to be missed.

Both companies take student interns regularly and will be able to answer questions you may have about internships.

See you on Thursday at 5pm in LTA!

Film Club – Wednesday 20th October – ‘Blow-Up’


Antonioni’s cult classic ‘Blow-Up’ will be shown at this week’s Film Club.

Wednesday 20th October 2016

4pm – 6pm

Lecture Theatre B

Don’t miss it!

Blow-Up (1966) is writer/director Michelangelo Antonioni’s view of the world of mod fashion, and an engaging, provocative murder mystery that examines the existential nature of reality interpreted through photography (also painting and pantomime). It was set in mid-60s London, a locale fairly unfamiliar to the director, although well known at the time for its trends including the Beatles, stick-thin fashion model Twiggy, and the mod styles at Carnaby Street. This was Antonioni’s first film in English, and it quickly became one of the most important films of its decade, and it was his first international box-office success. It was also a milestone in liberalized attitudes toward film nudity and expressions of sexuality (reportedly the first British film to display full-frontal nudity).

C&E Lecture – Thursday 13th October 5pm – Bethany Williams

1-bethany-williams-lectureDesigner Bethany Williams will be talking about the social and environmental influences on her work next Thursday at 5pm LTA – not to be missed.