The Fashion Department have just returned from their annual research and buying trip to London. 4th years were sourcing and purchasing fabric and trim for their final collections. Some took the opportunity to revisit the studios where they did their work placement where some even managed to bag themselves some fantastic fabrics! Third years are buying for their two piece statements and also attending interviews for prospective placements which begin after Easter. Second years were researching suppliers and getting to know all the great stores and seeing innovative design first hand, while sourcing denim for upcoming technical and design projects. A dedicated visit to the Saatchi gallery will provide inspiration for their end of year project.
Staff met with students on a one to one basis to assist in fabric selection. We also made time to visit fabric suppliers and view the new collections in Selfridges, Liberties, Harvey Nichols, Bond Street, and particularly Dover Street Market, which is always a joy. The final day included a visit to the Royal College of Art where two of our graduates, Michael Stewart and Colin Horgan are in year 1 of the MA in Womenswear. We had the opportunity to spend time with them both and they brought us through their current work and aspirations for the future. They have both been selected to go to Italy this week to work with a tailoring company to manufacture their designs. We also met with the new Head of Fashion at the RCA, Zowie Broach.
Royal College of Art
LSAD Course Leader Fashion - Anne Melinn
LSAD Design Lecturer Michelle Molloy and Michael Stewart
National Portrait Gallery