Fashion Design students collaborate on industry project with GAP

Year Two students on our BA (Hons) Fashion Design and BA (Hons) Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles courses have been involved in an exciting industry project with internationally renowned fashion brand GAP.

Year Two students on our BA (Hons) Fashion Design and BA (Hons) Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles courses have been involved in an exciting industry project with internationally renowned fashion brand GAP.

NTU is one of a select few UK universities that GAP choose to work with for feeding into their Summer Internship Design Programme, with one of our Final Year students, Lucy Papps, receiving the prize last year.

Students entered a competition by the brand to design three full outfits for one of the following categories: GAP Women's; GAP Men's; GapBody or GapFit; or GapKids or babyGap. The project also involved research into the GAP brand and customer, including the key items that the GAP customer can't live without. For many of the students this included researching visual merchandising of their looks, and developing a GAP mobile application.

Fashion Design student Amy Vanderwal told us: "The project has encouraged me to build confidence in areas I wouldn't normally excel in, particularly within illustration. Research was also vital – it was interesting to gain an insight into the GAP consumer, and really understand what a male customer looks for when going into a store."

Student Leanne Westbury added: "Working to an industry brief has been really interesting, as it helps to develop your skills in order to become a versatile designer. The nature of the brand being casual and often styled through layering placed an emphasis on the smallest details, and the branding possibilities such as zip pulls, pop studs, buttons, and lining patterns."

The winners of the competition will be announced in the spring, receiving an eight-week placement at GAP this summer.

Fashion Design students collaborate on industry project with GAP

Published on 2 March 2016
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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