Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The Next Black. The Future of Fashion

'The Next Black' is a documentary film that explores the future of clothing. Watch as we meet with some of the most innovative companies on the planet to get their opinion on clothing and its future, including: heroes of sustainability, Patagonia; tech-clothing giants, Studio XO; sportswear icon, adidas; and Biocouture, a consultancy exploring living organisms to grow clothing and accessories. Thought provoking!

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Reflecting on the recent scenes on "Black Friday", this Alexander Wang Fall 2013 campaign "experimentation" is thought provoking. This video is set in an unexpected scenario, directed by Darren Stein. Alexander Wang invited New Yorkers to a 'one-time-only undisclosed event' digitally where the initial 'open call' revealed only a location and a time. Hints and updates were leaked on the days leading up to the event via Twitter and Facebook.

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.