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
“Every day garments everyone has or has had in their wardrobe remade from scratch using artisan techniques.”
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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 Equally renowned for making colourful political statements as well as for brilliant draping techniques, use of historical references, and using tartan in almost all her collections.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.
Sunday 3rd August was the date for a prestigious fashion event showing the cream of Scottish fashion talent from our colleges and universities. Celebrating Scottish fashion education as part of the Commonwealth Games, Fashion Futures was held at BBC at the Quay, on the banks of the River Clyde and organised by The Scottish Textiles Academic Group. Fife College fashion department was delighted to be involved.
The show finale was an archive collection by Scottish fashion designer and graduate of Glasgow School of Art, Pam Hogg, who counts Lady Gaga amongst her clients. Overall, the event was energetic, innovative and highly creative and will soon be available to view online. Photography by Liga Lazdina.
Shara, 2nd from right with her Jungle Queen Collection. Shara is heading to Heriot Watt University and BA Hons Fashion Technology. Bleached velvet, leopard satin and PVC were all used to create contrast.
Shannen Glashen - Tribal Safari
Shannon Glashen, centre, with her Tribal Safari Collection. Shannon was inspired to fringe, spray and distress garments this year and use herringbone textures with linen to develop textures.
Hannah Shanks - Bright Spark
Hannah Shanks, right, designed her Bright Spark Collection to explore the origins of life. The reflective fabrics selected, contrast well with transparency. Hannah is continuing her studies at Heriot Watt University on BA Hons Fashion Technology.
Eve Walker - Carnival
Inspired by the contrasts within voodoo and the lifestyle of Rio, Evie Walker, centre, printed fabrics to represent sin and atonement. Her Carnival collection completes her time at Fife College but Evie joins a group of our fellow graduates at Heriot Watt University, BA Hons Fashion Technology.
Wonderful news today as Fife College Fashion Graduate student Maria Cox and her twin sister Steph, prepare to launch with Topshop in Edinburgh. Annie and the Mannequins are already an exciting and experienced online fashion brand.
In the recent Fife College Fashion Show, Charis interpreted the story of Robinson Crusoe to develop her textile based collection. Using many techniques to embellish, manipulate and shape the garments, the Tribal Being collection is representative of Charis' imagination and creativity. She graduates from HND Fashion Design and Production with Retail and heads off to Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen in September.
Armani Younes - R u Jelly?
Armani is heading to Heriot Watt Borders Campus to study BA (Hons) Fashion Technology. She has explored the relationships between transparent and opaque materials inspired by soft food ingredients like marshmallows, jelly all in candy colours.
Lauren Grieve - Exotic
Lauren is also heading to Heriot Watt to study BA (Hons) Fashion Technology and showed an Exotic collection inspired by jungle flora and fauna. Using distressing and bleaching techniques, she played off print, plain, wrap, tuck and texture.
Liga Lazdina - Homeland
Liga Lazdina is continuing her studies next academic year in the fashion department of Edinburgh College of Art. Her Homeland collection experiments with texture, sewing techniques and colour. The natural volcanic forces of Hawaii contrast well with the huge surf power of the Pacific Ocean.