Alumni, Fashion Design, News

By Sophie Hawkesford – Print Designer
BA (Hons) Textile Design Graduate 2014
Last month BCU Fashion Alumnus 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.image1 1

 

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News, Textile Design

By Sophie Hawkesford – Print Designer
BA (Hons) Textile Design Graduate 2014
Embroidery Lecturer and Textile Artist Zoë Hillyard recently curated her first Solo Exhibition ‘Balancing Tensions’ at Anthropologie’s Kings Road Gallery, London from Thursday 7th September to Sunday 22nd October. Zoë is known for her work in ceramic patchwork; a contemporary technique whereby broken ceramics are reconstructed using fine fabrics and impeccable hand stitching. The show contains an alluring collection of colourful and mismatched vessels in all shapes and sizes.

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In conjunction with London Design Festival Zoë hosted an event where she invited members of the public to come and stitch an art piece with her, asking the question ‘What do you treasure?’ At the end of the live event Zoë combined the stitched fabrics to mend a broken ceramic vessel, creating a collaborative version of her work for the Anthropologie gallery. Continue Reading
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The annual MA Fashion show, Vision for the Future , marked its fourth anniversary this year at BCU, flexing the talents of our Fashion Masters courses.

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21 MA Fashion Design students showcased their collections, while MA Fashion Management, MA Fashion Promotion and MA Fashion Styling students took key roles in organising the spectacular event, fuelled by student man power and talent, against the challenge of no event budget.
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Costume Design and Practice, News

by Lou Howlett
Final year BA (Hons) Costume Design and Practice

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‘D    E    S    T    I    N    A    T    I    O    N    S  is a unique opportunity for performance design graduates from across the UK to showcase their work to a wider professional and public audience.’
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B    A    C    K    during the hustle and bustle of completing projects and final submissions, a group of us from the School of Fashion and Textiles and the School of Visual Communication were approached with the opportunity to exhibit our work at ‘Destinations‘, at the Oxo Tower in London.

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Fashion Design, News

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 Business and Promotion, News

by Sophie Johnson
Lecturer in BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion 

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Graduate Fashion Week is one of the most important weeks in any fashion institution’s academic calendar. Every year we set up in London to celebrate the successes of our graduates, showcasing portfolios and catwalks to the eyes of the media, journalists and fashionistas.

While BA (Hons) Fashion Design students host a fabulous catwalk show, BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion students are put forward for prestigious awards and every year we celebrate several nominations.

This year was exceptional.

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Alumni, News, Textile Design

Last month we were delighted to welcome our former student Emma J Shipley, back to the School of Fashion and Textiles to talk to us about her impressive and inspirational career achievements to-date since graduating from BCU in Textile Design.

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An incredibly talented, award-winning textile designer and graphic artist, specialising in fine drawing, luxury scarves and cushions, Emma was keen to share her experiences with our current students to offer lots of insight, tips and advice on the road to achieving success. Continue Reading