Textile Design students impress Fat Face’s Senior Womenswear Design in live project

Our Year Two BA (Hons) Textile Design students have recently completed a live project set by lifestyle clothing and accessories retailer, Fat Face.

Simonè Callis, Frances Diamond, Katie Hurst and Anna Hull with Jo Headland - Fat Face's Senior Womenswear Designer.
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Simonè Callis, Frances Diamond, Katie Hurst and Anna Hull with Jo Headland - Fat Face's Senior Womenswear Designer.
Working as individuals within a group has taught me how to communicate with others and help in understanding how team projects succeed.

Student Simonè Callis

Our Year Two BA (Hons) Textile Design students have recently completed a live project set by lifestyle clothing and accessories retailer, Fat Face. NTU has been working with Fat Face on live projects for three years; with this year’s project challenging our students to design an Autumn/Winter 2017 collection of 10 – 12 complimentary designs for either womenswear, children's wear, menswear or accessories products.

Working in groups, the students began the project by undertaking both market and trend research, in order to gather inspiration for their collections.

Jo Headland, Senior Womenswear Designer, came to view and judge the final collections. The students presented their initial research through mood boards, and subsequent collection development ideas. Jo said: “The standard of work presented has been extremely high and very professional, with such a diverse range of collections. It was exceptionally hard to pick just one winning team, so it was decided that two groups would be placed joint first.”

Simonè Callis, Frances Diamond, Katie Hurst and Anna Hull were announced as the individual winners, for showing unique and inspired work, taking the project to a refined yet commercial level. These four students have all been offered a one-week placement with Fat Face.

Student Simonè Callis told us: “This project has been the most exciting so far. Working as individuals within a group has taught me how to communicate with others and helped provide an understanding into how team projects succeed. Being able to work on a Fat Face brief has been fun but also a beneficial experience. As a group we were all very pleased with being announced joint first place, and as an individual I am very excited to be able to have a one-week placement with Fat Face!”

Fellow student Frances Diamond added: “Completing the Fat Face live project has really helped me develop and understand how to design for a commercial market and how to still be really creative with an established brand in mind.”

Textile Design students impress Fat Face’s Senior Womenswear Design in live project

Published on 20 March 2017
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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