Featuring the Work of Year One Fashion Design Student Jasmine Aldridge

Third of three mini insights into our Year One Fashion Design students’ inaugural project Original Copy. Capitalising on her 0 waste attitude to design Jasmine’s collection from reclaimed shirts ensures collars, plackets, cuffs and pockets all have an extra place in her deconstructed designs. Taking inspiration from her parents first-hand experience of the 1980s Jasmine indulgedContinue reading “Featuring the Work of Year One Fashion Design Student Jasmine Aldridge”

Featuring the Work of Year One Fashion Design Student Alice Daggett

Second of three mini insights into our Year One Fashion Design students’ inaugural project Original Copy. After putting a call out over social media for donations of unwanted shirts Alice honed in on supersizing the identities and details of her chosen designer Bianca Saunders. Alice identified Saunders’ sheer figure-hugging T-shirts, side-split trousers, clingy silk shirtsContinue reading “Featuring the Work of Year One Fashion Design Student Alice Daggett”

Featuring the Work of Year One Fashion Design Student Eleanor Keers

First of three mini insights into our Year One Fashion Design students’ inaugural project Original Copy. Tasked the job of designing a range of tops from reclaimed shirts for a designer of her choice Eleanor threw an array of mashed up ideas into a melting pot and out popped an equally mashed up range ofContinue reading “Featuring the Work of Year One Fashion Design Student Eleanor Keers”

Fashion Design Student Shortlisted for Global Graduate Award

We are excited to share Lily Prescott’s thoroughly deserving collection ‘Neon Playground’ which has been shortlisted for the i-D and ARTS THREAD Global Design Graduate Show 2020 in collaboration with Gucci. Please read on, and if you share in our sentiment that this collection deserves greater recognition please click on the link below and voteContinue reading “Fashion Design Student Shortlisted for Global Graduate Award”

Celebrating the Fashion Design Class of 2020

Fashion has gone digital! Due to social distancing restrictions to stop the spread of Covid 19 we have seen international fashion weeks, trade shows, fairs and forums go ‘online’ to present designers, product and ideas to inspire and inform the industry. We are excited to see that this same approach has been applied to graduatingContinue reading “Celebrating the Fashion Design Class of 2020”

Competitions and Fashion Projects

The students may have handed in their assessment work but that doesn’t mean that designing and ‘fashioning’ has stopped for the WSA Fashion Design family. We have just received the greatest number of entries from our students for the annual British Fashion Council Fashion Design competition linked with Burberry. And, considering the current climate, weContinue reading “Competitions and Fashion Projects”

‘Fashioned Lives’ by Dr. Lyanne Holcombe, Lecturer in Critical Studies for Fashion Design

Lyanne’s research reflects historical and contemporary fashion design, including a focus on style and photography, and the processes of craft in the context of printed textiles production and oral history in relation to the study of objects and interiors. Part of this involves the teaching and study of fashioned lives, in the past and at present. PrintedContinue reading “‘Fashioned Lives’ by Dr. Lyanne Holcombe, Lecturer in Critical Studies for Fashion Design”