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 very involved with the project from the outset, initially briefing the students via Skype, then visiting from Holland for both the fittings and the final assessment presentations. This was an invaluable opportunity for the students, who really threw themselves into all the aspects of denim design and production. They also embraced the ‘Hilfiger’ energy and lifestyle working as teams, producing mini promotional films alongside their group collections and developing innovative ways to cut and treat denim. Alongside their committed personal involvement, the Hilfiger team also supplied the students with raw denim, rivets and other trims in order to produce the collections. The project was a great success, with the Hilfiger Design team offering a summer internship to one lucky student who left for a sunny Amsterdam summer immediately after the project fashion show!