Friday, 27 May 2016

Fife College NC Fashion bandana project

Its time for our Fashion Student Bandana Sale on Tuesday 31 May 10am – 2pm. Meet all your festival and holiday needs in one go by visiting our pop-up shop in Stenton main corridor at Fife College.

The NC Fashion student group have integrated the Creative Textiles and Display modules with the Enterprise Activity module into this larger project. It’s been wild at times and lots of fun but they are especially looking forward to meeting customers face to face for their evaluation feedback. The 100% cotton bandanas have been hand folded and dyed using the ancient Japanes Shibori technique and are available this year in French Navy, Tulip Red, Flamingo Pink and Tropical Green. (See poster attached.)  There are only 50 available of these limited edition accessories. Each one is unique. I’m happy to say that the students sold out very quickly last year. So please come along to support them and spice up your wardrobe or pug at the same time. All proceeds go to Rachel House Children’s Hospice in Kinross.



Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Visit to Ardmel by Fife College fashion department

16 final year students of HND Fashion Design and Production with Retail visited Glenrothes based garment manufacturer, Ardmel, this week to learn about modern technologies in the workplace. The company were honoured to receive a Queens Award for innovation for the development of the ultrasonic sewing machine that joins garment seams without using a needle or thread. The students learned how to test seams for tensile strength and abrasion resistance and were also delighted to use the tape seaming equipment used in garment construction by Burberry, Pretty Green, Adidas and Le Coq Sportif. 

Saturday, 7 November 2015

HND Fashion Design and Production with Retail Graduation 2015

It was lovely to welcome back last years final HND Fashion students to graduation this week. This photo shows some of them celebrating their success with staff. They have now progressed to self employment, Glasgow Caledonian University, Heriot Watt University, Robert Gordon University and Gray's School of Art. Congratulations to all!

Friday, 30 October 2015

Absolutely fabulous, Happy Halloween!

Students embraced the Halloween spirit in pattern cutting classes today. Absolutely fabulous.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Pop up clothes !

Forming part of a new thinking in finding alternative systems within the fashion industry. Pop up designs from Vera de Pont feature cut out patterns which can be delivered to the customer as a roll of fabric to cut out at home.

Read more about the collection at DEZEEN magazine online.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

MUD Jeans

Fast Fashion encourages the consumer to buy and discard clothing at an ever quickening rate. Do you consider the waste that this involves?

Do you wonder how the fashion industry might adopt new ways of working and business models that can meet a growing consumer philosophy for a world without waste?

Have a look at how the Dutch denim brand MUD Jeans adopt a unique sustainable approach to business...Lease or Buy?

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Fashion illustration. . . . how to.

Step One, Metamorphosis, fashion illustration

Step One, Metamorphosis, fashion illustration

Step One, Metamorphosis, fashion illustration

Step One, Metamorphosis, fashion illustration

Step One, Metamorphosis, fashion illustration

Step One, Metamorphosis, fashion illustration

This is a great series of step by step  'How to fashion draw' images from the blog Fashion Finishing School. Excellent for beginners who like to see things broken down in to stages. Please take a look at what they do.