Studio 5
FRUIT MACHINE

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From White — Reveal the Colour

This is a space to let rip and live big!

Dream no longer, here imagination knows no bounds. Experiment and make new discoveries, explore what it means to be free and alive, passion and fear are all key ingredients for this Fruit salad. Anything goes, turn it upside and inside out. Are there any limitations to what you can imagine? If so where are they, what are they, and why do they exist? Question everything, what is real, what is fantasy?

FRUIT MACHINE is the physical space where the two meet and join to transform your perception and materialise into new ideas.

Unleash your alter ego, you make the rules of who you want to be. Search deep within for inspiration and have fun doing it. Be bold and experimental and do not be afraid to encounter some sticky situations.

Source, research, development all lead to the end result. Delve deep and extensively to do yourself justice and truly create a worthy outcome. Start from the beginning, go back in time and look towards the future, you never know what you will uncover.

Document your findings, experiments and your journey to discovery. Mix and find new solutions and methods, consider what is the purpose of your creation? Is it form or function? Is your goal to create pieces who’s purpose is utility or purely visual? Does it have to a purpose? Why does it need to be visual, perhaps its sensory, or exists in darkness, or in the light?

Fruit machine L5 students
Fruit machine L5 students

WGSN — Fashion Textile Trend Project

A live project brief in collaboration with the fashion forecasting company WGSN. With reference to the forthcoming predicted trends for S/S 2021 The students undertook a series of knit and print workshops learning skills and techniques that they could then apply to creating and producing a collection of textiles for fashion.

The three trend predictions to choose and develop their work from were: TransForm (Adapting the power of nature, to transform challenge into change) | HomeSpun (Good design grows better with age) | GameScape (Creating new realities in physical design, through a digital lens)

‘White’ — Reveal the Colour

Second-year Fashion BA students presented ‘White, Reveal the Colour’, an interactive and creative presentation. Guests were invited to join the students at The Wash Houses at the University’s Aldgate campus, to watch a presentation of white outfits - and during this presentation, experience the revelation of the colour from within.

The Art of Classic Design

What does Sustainable mean to you?

Sustainable fashion is a movement and process of fostering change to fashion products and the fashion system towards greater ecological integrity and social justice. Sustainable fashion concerns more than addressing fashion textiles or products. ... An adjacent term to sustainable fashion is eco-fashion.

Do you consider online shopping may have a negative impact? Do you think about the person who manufactured your garment or where it was made? Have you ever considered spending £1000+ on a piece of fashion?

However, this term ‘sustainable’ we believe can also mean garment design that is classic, well made and can last a lifetime, something that will not be discarded in a few seasons time. For example, traditionally a tailored suit was made to grow with you as you aged your suit could be altered to fit you. In the same way a traditional pair of denim Levis last forever, now you are lucky to get 6 months wear out of them. It has become a case of style over content!

Buying clothes at this high level end of the market should be an experience, sadly there is very little of the high street left as we have turned to the convenience of quick online shopping.

The Art of Classic Design is about understanding how to develop a design that is classic yet has an individual edge. It is about structure and silhouette, it must be beautifully made and constructed both on the inside as it is on the outside. Consider traditional methods alongside modern day advances. Learn to have an appreciation of quality design, make & craftsmanship.

During this brief you will be having further advanced workshops in technical sewing skills. Paul Seville will be giving further direction in how to create structure & silhouette & for those who want to incorporate or work specifically with leather he will be able to offer further workshops and guidance in these areas.

Outcomes: Design a capsule collection of 6 to 8 looks that is the epitome of what can be considered as Classic, Bespoke, Couture or Sustainable high end luxury fashion. To produce one of your looks to the highest made standard achievable.