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Year 0 shirt workshop

Our new year 0 students are here! On the first day, the students were given a challenge to wear a white button down shirt in as many different ways as possible. The results were highly creative with s…
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New year 1 students have arrived

Year 1 have completed their first week with inductions. A jam packed week to introduce our students to the different elements of the course, an opportunity to meet and interact with their peers and be…
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ASOS marketplace project

Recently, year 2 students presented the results of their live ASOS Marketplace project to a panel of Development Executives from the website. For this project, the students worked together in groups t…
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Topman award winner

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 d…
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End of year fashion show 2017

This year’s final year students presented their collections in a salon style show for friends and family at the beginning of May. I don’t think we’ve ever seen so much colour and diversity as we…
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Year 1 Warehouse project

Last week, year 1 students presented a selection of work from their recent collaboration with Warehouse to Alice Verrall. In the beginning of this project, Warehouse presented an overview of the S/S17…
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Stradivarius Competition

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…
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Sophie Hallette Lace Competition 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 thr…
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Winter embellishment workshop

First Year students rounded off their first term with a winter embellishment workshop. Students were introduced to a variety of embroidery, beading and applique techniques and asked to produce a 'Chri…
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Styling Workshop with Frank Akinsete

First year students have been invited to design a spring/summer 2017 collection for the recently rebranded Warehouse. Students have been given a seasonal 'Catwalk Summary' and must now put their own s…
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Tools of the Trade – workshop

First year Fashion Design students are just about to complete their first design project; Tools of the Trade. Part of the project was to start translating 2D into 3D and record this in their new workb…
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Graduate Fashion Week 2016

The Fashion Design final year students presented their collections on the catwalk at Graduate Fashion Week on Monday 6th June. The show, the last of the day, was packed out. It didn't disappoint and …
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End of Year Fashion Design show

Christchurch is the most beautiful church situated in the heart of Spitalfields in East-London and our chosen venue to present the end of the year Fashion Design show. This year there were 3 shows; …
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Year 0 exhibition

Our inaugrual Year 0 culminated their year with a project encompassing a journey. Students exhibited their work in the newly created 'Project Space', beginning with a private view and was then open to…
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Work placement reflections

During year 2, Fashion Design Rochester students get an opportunity to do a work placement unit as part of their studies. This year, students went for wide variety of companies: luxury brands such as …
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Warehouse project

First years have just presented a selection of garments and design work to Warehouse, after a 10 week live project. The designers from the iconic British brand introduced the trends to the students…
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Paris visit

To coincide with the buzz a fashion week brings to a city, we took 29 Fashion students to Paris during the weekend of Paris Fashion Week. We invited all Fashion students and had a mix of Fashion Desig…
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The Sock Project

We set our clever first years a challenge to test their technical skills, focussing on working with jersey fabrics. The task was to create a jumper from socks. The exercise drew inspiration from a Mar…
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Christmas arrives on the Fashion Design Course….

News Year 0 shirt workshop Our new year 0 students are here! On the first day, the students were given a challenge to wear a white button down shirt in as many different ways as possible. The results were highly creative with s… Read More New year 1 students have arrived Year 1 have completed […]
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fad finalist Charlotte Goodayle

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 …
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CUT TO SUIT project

Once a ubiquitous sight, the tailored suit is now fast disappearing from many workplaces and wardrobes, to be replaced by a uniform of denim and jersey. But far from being reserved solely for bank man…
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Year O Visit the Louis Vuitton Exhibition

The Fashion Design year O students jumped on the train to London last week and made their way to 180 Strand to see the Louis Vuitton Series 3 Exhibition. The series 3 exhibition profiles Nicholas G…
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First year Introduction

Monday 21st September was the briefing to all Fashion Design students. Let the research begin! First year students were given an impromptu homework task during the induction week – to make, custo…
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graduate fashion week 2015

UCA Rochester had it’s catwalk show on day one of Graduate Fashion Week. The venue was packed to the rafters, clearly word had got out that it was not to be missed! The show profiled the work of twe…
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Catwalk tickets hot off the press

Printed tickets hot off the press for the UCA Rochester End of Year Show at Camden Town Hall on Wednesday 20th May. Tickets can still be purchased on our online store at £10 each and can be collected…
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River Island project

For the past three months, year 1 Fashion Design Rochester students have been working on a live project for River Island. In December 2014, Knitwear Designer, Gemma Murphy and Senior Menswear Designer…
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Ready Steady Cut workshop

Fashion Design year 2 students recently began the design element for their Thinking It, Cutting It project, by completing a 2-day group workshop entitled Ready Steady Cut. At the initial project br…
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Year 1 collaborate with River Island

Fashion Design Rochester year 1 students are currently completing a live design project for River Island. As part of this, students have the opportunity to design either women’s or menswear for the …
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FAD finalist Katarina Lindell

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 …
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Tailoring Bingo

This week the 2nd year Fashion Design students played 'Tailoring Bingo' to test all their new tailoring skills (& try and win the tub of Chocs). 4 weeks into their tailoring project 'Cut to Suit' they…
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Year 1 networking project

For their current project, Fashion Design students were asked to visit Brick Lane, Spitalfields and Portobello Market and buy a vintage garment that inspired them to develop a collection. Students cho…
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New year 1 students have arrived!

Fashion Design Year 1 students enrolled on Wednesday and had their induction to Contextual Studies. In the afternoon, the students were invited to a creative workshop. Groups of 3 students were given …
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Tommy Hilfiger project

This year the second year students’ live project was in collaboration with international brand Hilfiger Denim. The Hilfiger Denim design team, in particular head pattern cutter Philip Merry, were ve…
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end of year 1 & 2 show – 2014

It is now an annual tradition at Rochester for first and second year students to put on a fashion show at the end of the academic year and this year’s show was better than ever. Students from first …
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Graduate Fashion Week 2014

The Fashion Design course showcased the collections of some of the latest crop of talented final years students at Graduate Fashion Week on Sunday 1st June. The venue moved to the Truman Brewery in th…
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Thinking It Cutting It

This project began with a series of lectures to investigate the impact of Postmodernism on society in general and how this has influenced the world of Fashion Design. All of the Year 2 students were a…
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Paris fashion trip

Year 1 and 2 students travelled to Paris to soak up the atmosphere during Paris Fashion Week. The new Dries Van Noten exhibition opened on the Saturday so students were one of the first to view the de…
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Warehouse visit Rochester

Please take a peek at the final garments from our recent exciting collaboration with Warehouse. Student chose 'Stratospheric, Fly Girl, Parade or Sentinel to design a collection for Spring Summer 201…
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National Tailoring & Design Awards 2014

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 R…
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Warehouse project

Alex Black, tailoring designer from Warehouse came to visit the Fashion Department at Rochester to look at a selection of work from the current design collaboration with the leading high street brand.…
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Made to Measure

Year 2 students hit the ground running with an intense 9 week tailoring project "Made to Measure". Following detailed personal research students designed a full 16 outfit tailored collection for bot…
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Ready Steady Cut

As part of their Thinking It, Cutting It unit, the second year students completed a two day workshop titled Ready Steady Cut. As part of this, students worked in small groups united by their appreciat…
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Johanna Wahlman shortlisted for FAD

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 …
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Tools of the Trade – workshop

First year students were introduced to their first design project; Tools of the Trade. The project is centred around shirts and for their first workshop they were asked to portray a word with shirts. …
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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 selec…
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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…
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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 …
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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 a…
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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…
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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 …
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