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 Equally renowned for making colourful political statements as well as for brilliant draping techniques, use of historical references, and using tartan in almost all her collections.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.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Fife College Fashion Department welcomes YOU. . . . .

We warmly welcome lots of new students to the fashion department at Fife College this week. Enrolment is underway and classes begin on Monday. . . . . 

There are still a few places left on NC Fashion Design and Manufacture and HND Fashion Design with Retail and its not to late to apply. If you are interested please apply online asap using the online application forms on the Fife College website here.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Fashion Futures - BBC at the Quay

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.

Fife College - Ryan Kirk's Collection

Fife College was represented by 2 recent graduates of HND Fashion Design and Production with Retail. Liga Lazdina, has just articulated to Edinburgh College of Art fashion department and Ryan Kirk who articulated to Heriot Watt University. Both are continuing their education in the field of fashion design and manufacture.

Fife College - Liga Lazdina's Collection

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.

Pam Hogg's Collection

Thursday, 26 June 2014

HND Fashion Design and Production with Retail. Fashion Show 2013/14

 Shara Stevens - Jungle Queen

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.

Photography by Hazel Terry

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Annie and the Mannequins with Topshop, Edinburgh

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.

Read more about their story here

Watch this space for further news. . . .  Huge congratulations to Maria and Steph!

Saturday, 14 June 2014

HND Fashion Design and Production with Retail. Fashion Show 2013/14

Charis Wiltshire- Tribal Being

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.

Photography by Hazel Terry.