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”

nowhere Creativity Workshop: Find Your Uniqueness

Since the nineties, nowhere’s been working behind the scenes, and at the highest levels, with corporations all over the world. Their creative and diverse team help companies catalyse and animate vision, develop new and exciting strategies and build innovative new brands. They love designing workshops that encourage co-creativity – they helped WSA Fashion Design students exploreContinue reading “nowhere Creativity Workshop: Find Your Uniqueness”

Featuring the Work of Year 2 Menswear Design Student Walter Wu

Walter Wu is a Year 2 menswear designer who likes to investigate the function and construction of historical and modern garments.  Deconstruction plays a large part within his design process, he questions garment structures and function and finds new ways to reconstruct. Even the way a garment is folded will inspire his design details.  WalterContinue reading “Featuring the Work of Year 2 Menswear Design Student Walter Wu”

F-Troupe Live Project

During a time when the whole of the UK and other parts of the world were in an unprecedented lockdown WSA’s Year 2 Fashion Design students took up the challenge to design a clothing and accessory line for designer accessory label F-Troupe. F-Troupe, best known for its original and off-beat designs, were able to offer WSAContinue reading “F-Troupe Live Project”

Interwoven Connectivity

In a wonderfully creative womenswear project Year 1 Fashion Design students developed their awareness of materials focusing round trend and creative construction (no sewing machine to be used). Unaware that the main bulk of their creations would be made at home/halls/hotels with limited access to the materials, the students applied a higher level of ingenuityContinue reading “Interwoven Connectivity”

Scrub hubs and mask makers

Across University of Southampton staff and students have been working with the global effort to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from creating innovative support technology to developing potential vaccines. Fashion Design staff and students at WSA are also doing their bit by working with local organisations, hospitals and care homes making useful fabric items forContinue reading “Scrub hubs and mask makers”

Final Year Fashion Design Work in Progress

In a fully student-led show Fashion Design and Knitwear students collaborated to present their final year and second year work in progress to an audience at Winchester School of Art in it’s 150th year. This year saw themes of politics, reusing – reducing, up cycling, handmade, diversity and discrimination being held close to the studentsContinue reading “Final Year Fashion Design Work in Progress”

Year 2 Fashion Design Live Project With Penguin Ventures

In collaboration with Penguin Ventures, Year 2 Fashion Design students were tasked with creating an ethically considered garment and four scarves inspired by Cicely Mary Barker’s exquisite Flower Fairy illustrations. The students delivered a variety of looks that went beyond the expected.  In this live industry project students presented their ideas to representatives from PenguinContinue reading “Year 2 Fashion Design Live Project With Penguin Ventures”