Wish to know more about the Fashion Design programme? Why not visit our campus in the beautiful city of Winchester. This is the best way for you to fully understand what we are about. Here you can meet our staff, chat with our current students, see our first-class facilities, experience our work, visit our halls of residence (Open Days only), and find the answers to any questions you may have about what we have to offer here on the Fashion Design programme.
Our 2019 Open Days are on the following dates.
Saturday 7 September
Saturday 12 October
Wednesday 23 October
Saturday 23 November
Winchester School Of Art Degree Show. Open to the public now until Thursday 20th June
The show features work from our five undergraduate programmes:
• BA Fashion Marketing with Management
• BA Fashion and Textile Design
• BA Fine Art
• BA Games Design and Art
• BA Graphic Arts
Come visit our BA Fashion Design space to view the portfolios, garments, accessories and fashion shows. Our students are on hand to talk about their work and the programme.
Also, visit our pop-up shop for a limited edition bargain.
Open to the Public
Friday 14 June to Thursday 20 June 2019
11:00–18:00 on weekdays and Saturdays
11:00–16:00 on Sunday 16 June 2019
Please note there is limited parking on the school premises during the private view.
Image by Dave Gibbons
Congratulations to Fashion Textiles Award winner Keyan (@liukeyan34) Liu.
Keyan Liu’s collection is a wonderful digital collage of patterned stories inspired by Keyan’s journey to Istanbul. Keyan created her own print collection which she curated into a vibrant collection reminiscent of Eley Kishimoto meets early Cacharel. The collection was produced with the notion of eliminating waste with some garments cut using 0 waste pattern cutting techniques and materials emanating from recycled sources.
Keyan Liu: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Fashion Direction Award winner Tianyu (@hercklee) Li
Tianyu (Herck) Li’s menswear collection is a sympathetic blend of the conceptual and functional. With a starting point of analysing a specific set of dreams and the impact of the European Renaissance and Industrial Revolution period, the process continued through interpreting these elements into fabrics, colour and tailoring techniques without losing the constant vision that the workmanship should be elegant and wearable.
“Use the eyes to record the world and feel the world with your heart.” Tianyu (Herck) Li
Current Vision Graduate Fashion Show held at The Vinyl Factory, Soho, London is a celebration of this year’s talent coming to fruition; a culmination of their learning and a visual presentation of each individuals journey and identity as a designer.
Whilst pure form in combination with gender, identity and fluidity continue to influence the face of contemporary fashion, the collections this year see a shift in mindset. The reality of the world we live in has forced designers to reflect on the environment and the sustainability of their practise, as well as their own identity. Beauty and aesthetic are no longer the only preoccupation of the creative mind; functionality and form, alongside sustainability and simplicity, echo throughout the collections as we move towards a new awareness in fashion design.
This year, designers have been heavily influenced by the notion of being a ‘Citizen of the World’ – their individual environmental and social responsibility. In parallel with this mindset, designers have investigated and reflected upon their own personal and private worlds as well as politics, gender and society at large.
Current Vision only represents a small fraction of the outstanding work produced on the BA Fashion course at WSA. Collections shown are selected for their runway presence in terms of uniqueness in design as well as material choice, silhouette and construction.
See images for each collection in Students Work
The Winchester School of Art annual press and industry fashion show and portfolio preview is to take place on Monday 10th June 2019.
This year 21 collections will be presented by our graduating Fashion Design and Knitwear for Fashion students.