Fashion Design White Project hits the runway

Our Year One BA (Hons) Fashion Design students have recently showcased their 'White Project' designs in a spectacular catwalk show at the University.

Our Year One BA (Hons) Fashion Design students have recently showcased their 'White Project' designs in a spectacular catwalk show at the University.

The 'White Project' is the first research, design and making project that students undertake on the course. This year they were asked to create contemporary outfits of one or two garments in white fabric, inspired by architectural design.

The fifteen-week project is designed to ease the students into degree-level study, and allows them to focus on form, rather than aspects like colour or pattern. They receive sessions in pattern cutting and manufacturing to develop their making skills, and are taught Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills to support the development of the design process and portfolio skills.

Student, Leanne Westbury told us: "This project really allows you to focus on learning the fundamental aspects of 3D work. Temporarily taking colour palettes and print out of the mix lets you focus on building pattern cutting skills and understanding the level of manufacture expected at degree level."

Senior Lecturer, Emma Prince added: "The White Project challenges all the newly learnt skills in design process from the initial concept through to the problem solving associated with the fabrics, and styling for final photo shoots."

The catwalk show was held in the University's flagship Newton building, and open to staff, students and the general public.

Fashion Design White Project hits the runway

Published on 3 July 2015
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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