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End of year 1 & 2 show

The end of year 1 and 2 show was produced and promoted by the second year students to raise money for their final year show. It showcased work produced for a Live Year 2 project with Reiss and a selection of work from a Year 1 live project with Warehouse. It was open to the public, taking place in the expansive foyer space of the university. These backstage images show students involved in fittings, hair and make-up, styling and just about to ‘walk’.

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Graduate Fashion Week 2013 Show

13 Fashion Design students got the opportunity to showcase their final collections at the esteemed Rochester Graduate Fashion Week show to members of press and fashion industry. Thomass Atkinson, Head of Fashion at UCA, said: “The School of Fashion at UCA Rochester is renowned for its creative cutting and focus on print

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A Cut Above 2013

The first year culminates in a modelling project, titled ‘A Cut Above’. THis unit introduces students to the complexities of draping on the stand and transferring designs to paper. This project deals with the designer market and walks students through how to adapt their design understanding for different market levels.

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Reiss project

The final project of the second year is a live professional brief in collaboration with industry. In this project, students working in design teams to research, edit, design, manufacture and present an eight outfit final collection. The students conduct research, identifying competitors, market level and price points before

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internal show 2013

On the 8th May 2013, 3rd year Fashion Design students showed their final collections alongside Fashion Atelier and Fashion Textiles: Print students in Christ Church Spitalfields in East-London. During the 3 shows that took place over the course of a day, over a hundred students across the three courses took the opportunity

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Warehouse project 2013

First fear students were invited to work with the iconic high street brand, Warehouse. The Senior Jersey designer from the brand introduced four trends – Flounce, NYC Grunge, Masai & Binary – and the assignment was to build an individual but appropriate concept to design a range of garments based on the trends.

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Alex Mattsson

Alex Mattsson is a menswear designer with his own label based in London. Alex’s inspiration is derived from a variety of sources ranging from technology, science fiction, ancient civilizations and the differences in cultures. His experimental and contemporary approach to menswear design is a rejuvenating change.

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FAD competition finalist – Lucinda Roberts

Lucinda Roberts, 3rd year student BA (hons) Fashion Design, was a finalist in a student competition organised by Fashion Awareness Direct (FAD) at Fashion Scout. More than 100 students submitted their designs this year but only 15 get to bring their sketches to life and show them on the catwalk in front of a panel

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