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Fashion & Textile Festival 2013

Winchester School of Art, one of the UK's leading centres for art and design is pleased to host a Festival of Fashion and Textile Design between 9-11 July.  This special three day event will celebrate and share the achievements of our students, staff and alumni.

The festival will include a variety of hands-on workshops aimed at pre-degree students seeking practical experiences within a creative space. Exhibitions spanning fashion photography, fashion illustration, textile design and fashion marketing will all be open and free to visitors.

An industry-led trend presentation on 11 July precedes a special talk by Roger Saul, founder of Mulberry and creative entrepreneur who will be joining us for an informative  and entertaining Q&A session.

Two professionally produced fashion shows featuring the very best work from the School's graduating students and international University partners will culminate in a dazzling professional and industry-facing Gala Fashion Show and Awards presentation with Roger Saul on 11 July, followed by a sparkling reception with entertainment. Shows sponsored by Guillaume Hair and Bobbi Brown for make up design.

 

 

Workshops

Creative Fashion led by Jane Bowler

Jane Bowler's Work

London based Fashion designer Jane Bowler is known for her innovative approach to materials and processes within fashion, her collections regularly feature in magazines such as Dazed and confused and Hunger as well as gaining a celebrity following of the likes of Rita Ora and Azealia Banks. 

Her creative workshop allows budding textile, fashion and jewellery designers to work in an experimental way, producing unique textile samples using unusual and recycled materials, which can be interpreted into fashion and accessory outcomes.

See more of Jane's work, here: www.janebowler.co.uk

Workshop Times: 9th July: Group 1: 10:00-13:00. Group 2: 14:00-17:00
Location: Reception Building, First Floor

 

Fashion Illustration led by Hollymae Gooch

Hollymae Gooch's Work

Have fun at the experimental 'Introduction to Fashion Illustration' workshop. You will work alongside published illustrator HollyMae Gooch www.hollymaeillustrates.co.uk, who will take you through the various approaches to fashion illustration taken by contemporary artists in the field and encourage you to try them for yourself.

You will learn to consider the 'vital line', how to make decisive marks and have freedom to experiment with unconventional drawing instruments such as sticks and tea.

A variety of fashion photography imagery will be provided for reference along with a selection of artists materials. If you have your own image that you would love to turn into a fashion illustration or a medium that you specifically want to try then please feel free to bring them along with you.

The aim of this workshop is to provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere to give you the confidence to try your hand at the exciting and limitless discipline of fashion illustration. All abilities are welcome.

Workshop Times: 11th July: Group 1: 10:00-13:00, Group 2: 14:00-17:00.
Location: Eastside Building, Ground Floor

 

Creative Textile Design led by Sharon Kearley

Sharon Kearley's Work

Explore the world of textiles design through this exciting and experimental fabric manipulation course.  This course offers the opportunity to create a collection of samples through learning to look at our surroundings. 

The course will teach you the basics in preliminary design exploring pattern, mark making, texture, tone, layers and movement by using a wide variety of stitching, folding and basic printing techniques applied to both papers and fabrics. 

Instruction and advice on design development of your samples for use in fashion, embroidery or interiors will also be given.  All materials are provided.  No previous experience necessary.

Workshop Times: 10th July:Group 1: 10:00-13:00, Group 2: 14:00-17:00.
Location:  Eastside Building, First Floor, Surface Design Workshop

 

Fashion Styling

Student Work

Fashion styling and visual image is the key to success of brands, products, celebrity and media.  The role of the stylist has become embedded in popular culture and stylists are now viewed as key image-makers in our society. 

These workshops will give you a flavour of the role of the stylist in the making of an image for an editorial magazine. You will witness the working inter-relationships of the photographer, make-up and hair artist, in conjunction with stylist, and assist in the production of a styled image.

Workshop Times: 9th, 10th & 11th July: Group 1: 10:00-13:00, Group 2: 14:00-17:00.
Location:  Westside Building, Photo Suite.

 

 

Exhibitions

Textile Design

Work by Aston Bradley
Student Work
Guest speaker Roger Saul
Roger Saul, founder of Mulberry
Innovative fashion designer Jane Bowler hosted creative fashion workshops
Innovative designer Jane Bowler
Hollymae Gooch exhibited work at the Festival, and hosted workshops
Fashion Illustrator Hollymae Gooch
Hair sponsors
Make up sponsors

The standard of creativity was quite amazing. This is one of the best student fashion shows that I have seen.

The work of graduates from the BA Hons Textile Design pathway 2013 will be showcased during the Winchester Fashion and Textile Festival 2013

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The exhibition will allow visitors to view a broad range of original, exciting and challenging final design work in woven and printed textiles which explore new and innovative outcomes to meet the expectations of a modern creative industry.

The exhibition will run from 9th-11th July in the Upper Westside Foyer at the Winchester School of Art.

 

Fashion Marketing

Student at work
Student Work

The work of 10 graduates from the BA Hons Fashion Marketing programme 2013 will be showcased during the Winchester Fashion and Textile Festival 2013.

Visitors to the exhibition will be able to view students final major project work, which addresses the latest challenges and trends in the field of global fashion marketing.

The exhibition will run from 9th-11th July in the Upper Westside Foyer at the Winchester School of Art.

 

Fashion Illustrations

An exhibition by Fashion Illustrator HollyMae Gooch will be held 9-11th July in the Upper Westside Foyer at the Winchester School of Art.

British illustrator HollyMae Gooch graduated with a degree in Illustration from the Arts University College at Bournemouth in 2008.  During her studies she developed her unique style of combining hand drawn elements with multi media collage. 

Her work starts with a strong quality of line and is built up with touchable pencil textures and playful use of a variety of materials, including paper, wool and fabric.

 

Fashion Shows

The Festival will include three fashion shows over the consecutive days of this celebratory showcase event.
 
9 July
The School is pleased to present selected work of our fashion design and knitwear for fashion graduates.  This is an exciting opportunity to view some of this year’s brightest prospects as our graduates embark on their careers in the fashion industry.
 
10 July
We are delighted to host a fashion show to showcase a selection of some of the most exciting work from our international partner Universities spanning Europe, Asia and North America.  It promises to be a truly international spectacle not to be missed.
 
11 July
As the culmination to this unique three-day event, the Festival will host a special Gala Fashion Show.  The Gala show will feature the very best from Winchester School of Art graduates and selected international partners.  In recognition of outstanding achievements the show will also include awards to be presented by Roger Saul, founder of Mulberry and our distinguished guest for the evening.
 
All shows are free, subject to limited seating, however a ticket is required for the Gala Show on 11 July.  For further information please contact….

 

Talks

Trend Forecasting - Amanda Bragg-Mollison

Anna Pegg, WGSN Freelance Trend Forecaster and Teaching Fellow in Fashion Marketing will deliver a presentation on 'Macro Trends for Fashion'.  Understanding the consumer, and being able to pinpoint relevant cultural ‘sign posts’ to the future, the shifts and changes, is at the centre of how trends develop. Drawing from research into key issues and influences from technological, environmental, economical, political and cultural domains, students will describe the ‘zeitgeist’, the feeling of the time. Macro trend information will help the audience to understand ‘big’ trends that will be far-reaching for many years to come, so this presentation will be of interest to all.

 

In Conversation with Roger Saul

Roger Saul
Roger Saul

Winchester School of Art is delighted to host this unique event with Roger Saul, the inspirational founder and entrepreneur behind internationally acclaimed luxury brand Mulberry.  Since Saul founded Mulberry in 1971, the company has grown into a successful international luxury brand opening stores throughout the UK and internationally including Europe, USA, Australia and Asia.
 
Roger Saul has a track record for creating brands and building businesses from scratch.  While Mulberry is the most famous brand created by Saul, winning the Queen’s Award for Export, the Somerset-based entrepreneur has also served as the Chairman of the London Designers Collection and remains a highly respected figure in fashion circles.
 
More recently Saul has been developing Kilver Court, a £10 million regeneration scheme near Shepton Mallet in Somerset to create the ultimate designer fashion village.  Saul’s entrepreneurial activities have also seen his entry into organic farming and the creation of his Sharpham Park farm food brand in 2005.  With seemingly no limits to his creative and business acumen this special event promises to be an occasion not to be missed.

 

 

Festival Calendar

9th July

Exhibitions

Fashion Photography & Illustration Exhibition 10:00-19:00. Winchester Gallery
Textile Exhibition 10:00-19:00. Westside Building, Foyer
Fashion Marketing Exhibition
10:00-19:00. Westside Building, First Floor


Workshops

 

Creative Fashion Workshop
Group 1: 10:00-13:00, Group 2: 14:00-17:00. Reception Building, First Floor
Fashion Styling Workshop
10:00-13:00. Westside Building, Photo Suite

Fashion Show

 

Reception  
(17:30-18:00, Westside Building First Floor)
Fashion Show - BA Collections  
(18:00-19:00, Westside Building Fashion & Textile Studio)    


                         

10th July

Exhibitions

Fashion Photography & Illustration Exhibition 10:00-19:00. Winchester Gallery
Textile Exhibition 10:00-19:00. Westside Building, Foyer
Fashion Marketing Exhibition
10:00-19:00. Westside Building, First Floor


Workshops

Textile Workshop
Group 1: 10:00-13:00, Group 2: 14:00-17:00. Eastside Building, First Floor, Surface Design Workshop
Fashion Styling Workshop
Group 1: 10:00-13:00, Group 2: 14:00-17:00. Westside Building, Photo Suite


Fashion Show

Reception  
(17:30-18:00, Westside Building First Floor)
Fashion Show - International Collections  
(18:00-19:00, Westside Building Fashion & Textile Studio)    

 

11th July

Exhibitions

Fashion Photography & Illustration Exhibition 10:00-19:00. Winchester Gallery
Textile Exhibition 10:00-19:00. Westside Building, Foyer
Fashion Marketing Exhibition
10:00-19:00. Westside Building, First Floor


Workshops

Fashion Illustration Workshop
Group 1: 10:00-13:00, Group 2: 14:00-17:00. Eastside Building, Ground Floor
Fashion Styling Workshop
Group 1: 10:00-13:00, Group 2: 14:00-17:00. Westside Building, Photo Suite


Talks

Trend Presentation
15:00-16:00. Westside Building, Lecture Theatre A
Registration Keynote Speaker
16:30-17:15. Westside Building, Foyer
Keynote Speaker Event - Roger Saul
17:15-17:45. Westside Building, First Floor, Fashion & Textile Studio


Fashion Show

Fashion Show - Gala Show & Awards
18:00-19:00. Westside Building, First Floor, Fashion & Textile Studio)
VIP Reception, Drinks, Canapes & Entertainment
19:00-20:00. Winchester Gallery

 

 

Bookings

To book your free place on any of the activities at the Festival, please click here.

Guest speaker Roger Saul
Roger Saul, founder of Mulberry
Innovative fashion designer Jane Bowler hosted creative fashion workshops
Innovative designer Jane Bowler
Hollymae Gooch exhibited work at the Festival, and hosted workshops
Fashion Illustrator Hollymae Gooch
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The standard of creativity was quite amazing. This is one of the best student fashion shows that I have seen.

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