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1st August 2019

A collaborative project between York College and York Museums Trust has culminated in an exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum this summer, featuring final pieces of work created by students studying the BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Product Innovation.


Exploring the theme of Identity, students visited the Yorkshire Museum earlier this year and were introduced to the archaeology, artefacts and people of Eboracum, Roman York. During their visit they discovered that a rich and diverse community thrived in Yorkshire almost two thousand years ago, made up of people who had journeyed across the widest reaches of the Roman Empire.


Inspired by this research the students explored and reflected upon their own journeys and ideas of identity to design and fashion personal and thought-provoking responses in the form of a creative and inspiring exhibition, which runs until 21st August 2019. 



Rebecca O'Leary, Course Leader for the Fashion BA degree course, is delighted with the students' work: "The project enabled our students to put their ideas and interpretations together in response to their research.  There is no doubt the students have produced some thought provoking work which looks stunning against the backdrop of the Yorkshire Museum."  


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