Our very talented final year student, Lucy Ward, has won the British Fashion Council Topman award. Well done Lucy! She beat off competition from students from all over the country. The brief was to design a range for Topman demonstrating an understanding of the brand and its customer. A handful of students were chosen as finalists and for the final stage of the competition they were invited to bring their portfolios to an interview with a panel of senior management from Topman and representatives from the British Fashion Council at Topman’s headquarters in Oxford Street London. The feedback was that ‘Lucy’s performance was outstanding and the prize was well deserved.’ Lucy will take up a year’s paid internship at Topman once she graduates.
Fashion Design Rochester students Moraine Cron and Loren Stennings reflect on their trip to Barcelona to visit Stradivarius
The students on the Fashion Design Course took part in a national competition run by the British Fashion Council to design a range for the Spanish brand Stradivarius. For the brief the students had to design a collection of menswear or womenswear for Spring 2017.
Both our entrants to this year’s prestigious Sophie Hallette Lace completion have been selected to go through to the final. This is a tough competition with students from the top fashion courses throughout the country taking part. Year 3 studetns Sebastian Jáuregui and Meg Boulton put forward design proposals for collections using lace in at least two outfits
For the fifth year running we have a finalist in the Fashion Awareness Direct competition. Charlotte Goodayle will be showing her work on the catwalk at London Fashion Week in February with the other finalists and for the judges to select the winner. The brief for this year’s competition was ‘ A Sense of Place’, finding beauty in the everyday and mundane. Charlotte took inspiration from objects washed up on the banks of the River Thames she sees whilst walking her dogs.
We are very excited to announce that Katarina Lindell, a final year student on BA Fashion Design, has got through to the finals of the Fashion Awareness Direct competition. The brief this year was to design a ‘mini-collection’ of two outfits, menswear or womenswear, which explores the commonalities of physics and design. Students were encouraged to seek parallels with a scientist’s approach, to conduct their own experiments and to develop processes which provoke discovery and thought.
Two students from Fashion Design Rochester have been shortlisted for the finals of the National Tailoring & Design Awards 2014 for their men’s tailoring portfolios. The awards are arranged by Savile Row Training Academy and aimed at design students and graduates in the UK, with prizes including work placements within the fashion industry, professional photo shoots, £1000 worth of fabrics and £1000 cash.
Fashion Design Rochester year 3 student, Johanna Wahlman is through to the final of the FAD competition. Seventeen talented finalists from eleven universities across the UK have been selected for the 2014 FAD Competition final at Fashion Scout in February 2014. Johanna describes her FAD collection as:
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