Designed for a project in her first year of study Mia-Laine’s garment took references from victorian dress, corsets, ruffled collars and cuffs, and lace.
“I wanted to create a really exaggerated and sculptural silhouette and using the properties of the faux leather and rubber matting helped achieve that. My favourite thing about the garment is that you wouldn’t really know that it is knitted unless you look closely – as knitwear is quite often overlooked in industry I think it’s important to showcase what you can achieve with knit and that it doesn’t just have to be chunky sweaters or wooly hats”.
Thinking creatively around the issue of waste, water consumption and cotton production first year Fashion Design students produced a wide range of outfits for mens and womenswear, considering different cultures and eras.
Sophie Lloyd Xindi Yao
Serena Lou Lydia Gilbertson
As members of the British Fashion Council Colleges Council we are very excited to launch the latest competition to our Fashion Design and Knitwear for Fashion students. This amazing new competition with Givenchy and will be personally led by Clare Waight Keller.
The BFC Colleges Council is a membership programme that represents the leading fashion departments in universities and colleges throughout the UK. Founded in 1993 to create an interface between education and industry, the BFC organises a series of events and competitions throughout the academic year to offer students and course leaders the opportunity to interact with the industry, gaining invaluable insight and experience in the process.
Garments: Hannah Brabon Photography: Jade Berry Model: Emma Lianne Hubbard
Bi-annual print magazine Caboodle interviews WSA Knitwear for Fashion graduate Hannah Brabon about the environmental influences of her beautiful denim and knit collection for the SS19 issue.
Caboodle focuses on showcasing the work of talented creatives and designer-makers from around the world and is designed to be a beautiful keepsake, to be displayed on bookshelves and read again and again.
Congratulations to Lucy Baxter who recently graduated in MA Fashion from Kingston University. Her ‘BeDazzled’ opened the MA show and was also selected to show at Wuhan Fashion Week SS19 in China winning the ‘Excellence Award’. Prior to her MA Lucy worked in London and Milan in various roles in the fashion industry gaining experience at companies including Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Brioni and The Max Mara Group.
Norn is an experimental design consultancy established by a trio of London based designers working at the intersection of the physical and digital. From a passion for material, colour and composition evolved a multidisciplinary exploration of Design. Application, functionality and personality are explored through progressive thinking, practical making and digital innovation.