Saturday, 11 October 2014

Fraser Moodie

Yesterday we were visited by guest speaker Fraser Moodie, of 21st Century Kilts in Edinburgh. One of our HND Fashion Design and Production with Retail graduates, Fraser went on to complete BA Fashion Communication at Heriot Watt University with 1st class Honours.

He has worked with Harvey Nichols, Jenners, Anthropologie and is recently back from New York. Now as Assistant to Howie Nicholsby at 21st Century kilts, Fraser recently designed a dress for Princess Charlene of Monaco.  He visited Monaco, dining with her and Prince Albert, son of Grace Kelly.

Fraser showed and discussed his degree portfolio and his approach to styling.

The students loved his dissertation magazine and fashion film.

Fraser stayed on to listen to second year fashion students explain their approaches to concept development in Fashion Forecasting.

Thank you Mr Moodie! Great to catch up again.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Fife College Graduation 2014


HND Fashion Design and Production with Retail graduates 2014! Although not all of the 21 graduates were able to make it to the ceremony today, a great time was had celebrating the success of this years learners.

These students took time out from their studies at Heriot Watt University, Robert Gordon University and Glasgow Caledonian University to graduate from Fife College today. Congratulations and good luck to all with the next stage of your careers!

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Textile Technology LO2 Faux Fur

We have been studying weft and warp knit techniques this week and looking at faux fur as one example of fabric construction.

Shrimp have crossed the line taking dyed faux fur from the realms of fancy dress and costume into kitsch outerwear and accessories. Love or loathe?

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Student Trip to Glasgow City Centre

Fife College HN fashion students took a field research trip to Glasgow on Friday. Whilst they investigated target markets, store layouts and fabric suppliers, staff had a brief visit to Glasgow School of Art new build.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Faustine Steinmetz

Handmade in England, hand dyed, hand painted, hand woven, hand shredded, hand embroidered, hand knotted, hand sewn. Click on the link for a beautifully created film looking at the hand processes used by Faustine Steinmetz, selected as "one to watch" by NEWGEN at London Fashion Week.

S/S 2015 collection

A/W collection

 “Every day garments everyone has or has had in their wardrobe remade from scratch using artisan techniques.”

Vivienne Westwood at London Fashion Week

You can catch up with all the latest fashion news from London Fashion Week with live streaming and the days highlights of the fashion schedule.

Showing on Day 3 was Vivienne Westwood, controversial as always. Equally renowned for making colourful political statements as well as for brilliant draping techniques, use of historical references, and using tartan in almost all her collections. A committed campaigner for climate change and against anti-fracking, today she sent models down the catwalk at London Fashion Week wearing YES badges!

Vivienne Westwood’s fight to Save the Arctic, as part of her Climate Revolution campaign.
Slogan T-shirts designed by Westwood.

photographed by Andy Gotts

Westwood made a surprise appearance at the 2012 London Paralympics closing ceremony with a banner proclaiming a CLIMATE REVOLUTION.

Outrageous at the time: Vivienne Westwood dressed as Margaret Thatcher for Tatler's April 1989 issue.