Exhibition: 14.06.2013 – 23.06.2013
BA (Hons) Textile Design Degree Show
Black Mathematics by Georgia Farrell
Final year, and selected second year Textile students show print, knit, weave, fashion and mixed-media work from the three Studios that have run this year.
The work displayed is the culmination of the three Studios taken by the Textile students- Future Fashion, Storyteller and Anarchy- spanning print, knit, weave, and mixed media for both fashion and interiors. Within the Studios, students from both 2nd and 3rd year groups are combined, working on projects inspired by the concepts of the Studio philosophy and creative practice.
Each Studio has taken a different approach to producing textile collections, encouraging students to explore methods for developing their design work, from questioning their philosophical view, to mapping the body with geometric forms, and telling stories through their fabrics.
Within the Studios, there have been live projects with a range of contrasting employers, from cutting edge fashion company, Underground, to Marks and Spencer Ltd.
Students secured three fashion internships when the Anarchy Studio pitched to Underground Shoes for their new autumn/winter fashion textiles and accessories collection. The company is also creating a fashion award for The Cass.
Students within the Storyteller Studio have produced fabric collections for both Marks and Spencer home wares, and for M&S Woman, with successful students offered work placements in the head office.
Trips to Premier Vision, Paris, KewGardens, designers’ studios, and work places have all given inspiration and insight to students at every level.
Students have risen admirably to the challenges, producing innovative and beautiful work, ranging from experimental knit, engineered digital print, weave and mixed media techniques. Outcomes on show demonstrate detail drawings of giant fantasy plants in wallpapers, commercially focussed fashion garments and innovative use of techniques and materials in fabric collections.
Carina De Jager