Textile Design at Falmouth loves to welcome our graduates back to speak to us. Designers, buyers, product developers, arts administrators, quality controllers, stylists, teachers, entrepreneurs – our talented graduates have a knack of finding just the right place for themselves in the creative industries. We love to hear their stories and be inspired by their talents, their experiences, their ingenuity and determination.
This month Sabrina Shirazi held us spellbound with her energy and forcefulness of character as she described her career trajectory since graduating. We always tell textile design students that nothing is irrelevant when it comes to researching ideas for designs and projects. Check out Sabrina’s latest project on this YouTube clip, and you’ll see that there isn’t much you can do creatively that makes a degree in textile design irrelevant either.
Last weekend saw the Simon Clarke Silk Scarf competition : Porthmeor edition judged by a panel consisting of Victoria Sargent, designer at Beckford Silks; Barry Sinton, who ran the shop at Tate St Ives; and Sophie Chadwick, co-founder and print designer at Seasalt at the Porthmeor studios.
Students from the second and third years travelled down to the gallery to exhibit their entries, all worthy contestants, but in the end congratulations go to Megan Jones and Poppy Thaxter, whose scarves will be put into production by Beckford silks.
The exhibition runs until mid May in the Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios. Do pop in and check it out.
You can read Sophie Chadwick’s blog about the event here : https://www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk/blog/02/2017/on-the-judging-panel-for-falmouth-university-scarf-competition/
Hannah Maughan is a Senior Lecturer on BA(Hons) Textile Design.
This September my colleague Simon Clarke and I took a group of 3rd year Textile Design students over to Paris on a 4-day Study Trip. The main purpose of the trip is to visit Premiere Vision, (PV), the international fashion and textiles trade fair which showcases the very latest in fabric, design and colour, and which brings together a vast network of professionals working throughout the industry.
Students get to experience this part of the industry first-hand, gaining a better understanding of how fashion fabrics are designed, manufactured, sourced and supplied within a professional context. The show is vast and inspiring, with thousands of exhibitors and clients visiting daily, but in amongst the crowds we bumped into some familiar Falmouth faces and took the opportunity to catch up with our graduates and their careers. Continue reading
Congratulations to Fashion Design student, Chantelle Annonuevo for placing first in the Orange Label Project Fashion Film competition – a collaboration between LCF and the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund).
The project marks their 20th anniversary, and engages the issue of violence against women with new audiences, particularly young people, through a series of creative activities.
Further congratulations to Esmee Joinson –Evans, Fashion Marketing who came third for Illustration – we are as you can imagine delighted to sit alongside winners from LCF, The Pearl Academy, Bunka, Ryerson and the Hong Kong Design Institute.
Read more about the UN Trust Fund to end Violence Against Women here : http://www.arts.ac.uk/fashion/about/better-lives/un-orange-label-project-fashion-says-no-to-violence-against-women/
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