17th May 2018
Fashion students presented their innovative designs on the catwalk at The Principal York as a finalé to their BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Production and Extended Diploma in Fashion & Clothing courses.
Group collections from all fashion courses featured:
- Extended Diploma in Fashion and Clothing (Year 1): Moroccan Mosaic bodice project & Jean Michel Basquiat final major project.
- Extended Diploma in Fashion and Clothing (Year 2): Gaudi inspired project & Final major projects inspired by the Balenciaga & Basquiat London exhibitions.
- BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Production (Year 1): Marie Curie project & The Company of Cordwainers – Leather Accessories and a small collection of garments.
- BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Production (Year 2): The Castle Museum – Identity Project and Joy Lupton Jackets/MLA Seaton Ross.
- BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Production: Individual collections by final year students included inspirations from themes such as; Sustainable influences – 0 waste (a collection based on “Made in Britain with time and little money’), Plastics found in the sea and The many different roles of Queen Victoria.
Fashion Tutor Marie Neal Smith said this year’s Fashion Show was particularly exciting: “Degree student collections were inspired by broad-ranging contemporary themes. Sustainability was a key feature, one collection saw research translated into creative designs inspired by the issues of plastic in the sea and another designer set the challenge of upcycling and recycling to produce a collection out of zero waste.
“Celebrating 100 years of the suffragette, collections were inspired by the many roles of Queen Victoria and interesting collaborative collections with Marie Curie, The Company of Cordwainers and the York Museums Trust, showed diversity, creativity, commercial awareness and unconventional fabric combinations.
“Extended Diploma students used Jean Michel Basquiat’s ‘Boom for Real’ exhibition as the main source of inspiration for their final major project collections. Students explored a wide variety of topics relating to Basquiat concepts and work, including slavery and using restrictive clothing to replicate having freedom taken away. Using unconventional materials the students created fabric and their collections featured men’s, women’s and gender neutral clothing.”
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Related LinksBA (Hons) Fashion Design and Production
Fashion and Clothing Extended Diploma Level 3