Costume Design and Practice, Fashion Design, Garment Technology

By Chloe Thorn
BA (Hons) Fashion Design Graduate
So, this post is for anybody interested in applying for BA (Hons) Fashion Design, Costume Design & Practice and Garment Technology courses at Birmingham City University.
To support your application you will be asked to bring your portfolio to an Applicant Taster Day. Your portfolio is a fantastic opportunity to show who you are beyond your paper application. It’s about your creative ability and your potential. You may not have studied a fashion specific course yet, so understandably you may be unsure about what to include in your portfolio.
It is important to understand that portfolios are subjective so what you choose to include is up to you, but if you’re struggling with ideas of what to include or how to structure it take a look at the following guidance:
If you need any more help or information about creating your portfolio head to our School of Fashion and Textiles website.
Fashion Design, Graduates

By Sophie Hawkesford – Print Designer
BA (Hons) Textile Design Graduate 2014
R O S I E  D E N N I N G T O N, a graduate of our School of Fashion and Textiles has showcased her  ‘ W A N D E R L U S T ’  bridal wear collection at London Fashion Week for the first time, featuring a diverse range of models. image1

 

A F T E R  graduating in 2013, specialising in Fashion Design and a pathway in Performance , Rosie joined the Prince’s Trust to help increase her Rosie Red Corsetry and Couture business opportunities – she highly recommends their Enterprise Course. As a result of her involvement with the charity, Rosie, one of ten applicants chosen by the youth charity, was able to make her bridal wear catwalk debut.

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Fashion Business and Promotion, Fashion Design, Graduates, Student

By Kyri Kallis-Panesar
First year BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion student
Last Saturday I was fortunate enough to be offered the opportunity to attend a catwalk show by BA (Hons) Fashion Design graduates who took to the runway at Birmingham New Street Station. Directed by the internationally acclaimed Birmingham City University alumnus Lee Lapthorne, the catwalk featured twelve collections of high-end fashion produced by BCU students.
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Fashion Design, Graduates, News

By Sophie Hawkesford – Print Designer
BA (Hons) Textile Design Graduate 2014
Last month BCU Fashion Design graduate, Rhys Ellis, unveiled his Spring / Summer 2018 collection ‘White Horses’ at London’s Dray Walk Gallery.
Since graduating in 2016 and showing his coffee capsule collection at Graduate Fashion Week, Rhys has enjoyed a high level of success and exposure, including exhibiting his work at Selfridges Birmingham and The Clothes Show Live. Rhys chose to debut his second collection in an intimate presentation opposite the Old Truman Brewery, the venue where his first collection was so well-received. After the success of his first collection I jumped at the chance to go and see how Rhys has developed his practise and the impression he is making in the fashion world.
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Fashion Design, News, Student

by Jason Johns
BA (Hons) Fashion Design Lecturer
Earlier this month, a group of our final year BA (Hons) Fashion Design students headed down to London, to feature their collections on the Graduate Fashion Week catwalk. Lecturer, Jason Johns, worked backstage with students and technicians to organise models and complete final fittings for the prestigious show. Take a look at his round-up of the backstage frenzy in the build-up to the runway…

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Fashion Design, Student

by Bekki Brennan
Final year BA (Hons) Fashion Design student

 

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Described by Vogue.com as an ‘undeniable springboard,’ the Fashion Awareness Direct (FAD) competition with Missoni was first introduced to me as part of a research module during the first term of my final year. To make it to the finalist shortlist was such an amazing feeling!

The brief?  To develop a concept based on European artists, involving a particular art movement.

 

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Costume Design and Practice, Fashion Branding and Communication, Fashion Business and Promotion, Fashion Design, Garment Technology, Textile Design

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Here, you’ll find students, staff and alumni doing just that.

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At the School of Fashion and Textiles, we push the boundaries. We explore, challenge and add to the breadth and vibrancy of our rich and varied sector.
Every individual student experience is a different journey, which across 14 courses leads to a wealth of creativity and expertise that we just have to share.
One thing we’ll always share is our School… 
This blog is the new home for our community of aspirational, innovative, creative individuals.  It’s about sharing our experiences and visionary ideas with each other, the industry and the world.

What we’ll be sharing:
Student Experience – student points of view. Shared advice, tips, learnings, experimental work etc. Here’s where students really inspire each other, our school community and the world.
Comment – gain a deeper perspective on current events and industry news with topical commentary from our School experts.
News – hear about events and life on campus at our amazing Parkside building and around our inspiring, fashion front-running city of Birmingham.
Profile – discover our teaching staff, their areas of expertise and industry experience.

Get ready to  C H A L L E N G E   and  R E D E F I N E  how you think about fashion and textiles.
We are the School of Fashion and Textiles and this is our blog.

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