Textile Awards and Alumni Tea Party
Three alumni from the BA Textile Design Course recounted their experiences since leaving, for students on Friday, 14th February at an Award Ceremony for final year students.
Their experiences gave the students a real insight into the industry, and their top tips for graduates provided great advice for the final months of their degree.
Jo Williams, now runs Flock, a furnishing fabric company producing the work of a group of design graduates, including another alumni, Lucy Rainbow. Stockists for Flock fabrics include Heals and Liberty, as well as selling to contract customers.
Frankee Lahiri Langley now works for Intraport Plc, as print designer, supplying high street stores including Marks and Spencer with printed fashion clothing. She gave a fascinating talk on her very busy and successful career, showing samples of garments, plus describing her own freelance work.
Beth Kaye graduated only last year, and is working for Custhom Wallpapers, having won the Camac wallpaper competition while still studying. She is gaining valuable experience, being involved with the designing, printing and has recently returned from a Paris trade show with the company.
Four awards were presented by Charlotte Gorse, Head of School, and two awards presented by Simon Boot, from Accelerator.
The award winners:
Two Commercial Future Awards sponsored by Accelerator
Guaranteed place on the Hatchery Programme with all the support that gives to new businesses, plus £150.
Design Travel Awards
Students were recognised for their work this year with the following awards, and £200 each to encourage them to travel to trade shows and industry visits.
The award winners:
For Sketchbooks / Design Development (2 awards)
Camila has explored her ideas using creative mixed media techniques. The sketchbooks take us into her world of dark, gothic imagery enlivened with humour and always under pinned with her incredibly strong drawing skills.
Nikita has a natural flair for sketching her ideas as an intrinsic part of her design process. Although she works in knit, she also explores through collage, leading to highly original outcomes.
For progress this year (2 awards):
Libby Keizer Shalom
Libby’s work has delved into the body, in the most graphic and forensic detail. She has managed to find a beauty in body parts, functions and oddities that have inspired exciting development work for projects. This has seen her work expand in range and to use new media and materials.
Sophie has taken her work to a new level in the exploration of imagery through experimental digital techniques. Her use of colour is exciting, and contributes to very strong designs for interior fabrics, and she has also expanded her networking contacts in the industry.
Recent news from The Cass
The Winter Graduation ceremony saw hundreds of London Met graduands celebrate their academic achievements at London’s Barbican Centre.
Sarah Jane Wilson, who studied Creative Writing at London Met, will have her debut novel published in 2018.
Denise Lewis, a recent Textile Design BA graduate, has won a competition to design curtain fabric for the anti-poverty and social action centre, Toynbee Hall.
Richard Wilson OBE, aka Victor Meldrew, was awarded an honorary degree by London Metropolitan University at the 2017 Winter Graduation ceremony.
London Met raises awareness of homelessness in London with a Textile Design project.
An evening of celebration was held in order to launch Just Met 2017, an anthology featuring creative writing work from students at the University.
Thursday, 14 December, 3-8pm
The twelfth annual open studios at Calcutta House features exhibition by Fine Art BA and Photography BA students and a pop up exhibition by first year architects.
Students from The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design have started a three-year regeneration collaboration with Belmonte, Italy.
The Cass will be hosting an exhibition of multimedia installations and live performances next week.
Students studying the urban development of cities in the Midlands recently had the opportunity to present their work to the Mayor of Leicester.
A group of Diploma Architecture students are working with the 15th Fulham Scout Group to create a live construction project.
A Jewellery Design graduate is fundraising to help her co-founded organisation, Mother Makers, exhibit at Munich Jewellery Week 2018.
BA Fine Art graduate named as winner of a national award.
Musarc, the architectural choir/research project based at The Cass, has announced details of their 2017 Christmas Concert.
Half of the shortlisted designs in the London Festival of Architecture competition are by practices led by Cass alumni.