London College of Fashion London College of Fashion

The creative design brief will be industry focused on a specific market level or brand, as a ‘Live project’. This module will introduce you to the balance designers must achieve between craftsmanship, aesthetic ideals, responsible practice and commercial restraints and opportunities. You will be introduced to the appropriate health and safety regulations and procedures to support safe working practices.

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  • These fashion houses continue to adhere to standards such as keeping at least twenty employees engaged in making the clothes, showing two collections per year at fashion shows, and presenting a certain number of patterns to costumers.
  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects.
  • Social media, such as blogs, microblogs, podcasts, photo and video sharing sites have all become increasingly important to fashion public relations.

You will engage with creative exploration of design briefs demonstrating an awareness of design development processes, fashion formal elements and issues. You will create a final illustrated garment collection incorporating printed textiles and constructed knitwear. Our graduates are consistently employed across a wide range of design positions in the fashion industry, such as; Richard Nicoll, Lanvin, Christopher Kane, Burberry, Eley Kishimoto, Ralph Lauren, Old Navy and River Island. This success can be attributed to their thorough knowledge of the fashion design process and their professional approach to design challenges.

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Northumbria University is renowned for the calibre of its business-ready graduates. Our alumni network has over 227,000 graduates based in 176 countries worldwide in a range of sectors, our alumni are making a real impact on the world. Graphic Designers Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. Fashion News designers must be able to use computer-aided design programs and be familiar with graphics editing software.

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Some fashion advertisements have been accused of racism and led to boycotts from customers. Globally known Swedish fashion brand H&M faced this issue with one of its children’s wear advertisements in 2018. A Black child wearing a hoodie with the slogan “coolest monkey in the jungle” was featured in the ad. This immediately led to controversy, as “monkey” is commonly used as slur against Black people, and caused many customers to boycott the brand. Many people, including celebrities, posted on social media about their resentments towards H&M and refusal to work with and buy its products. H&M issued a statement saying “we apologise to anyone this may have offended”, though this too received some criticism for appearing insincere.

Fashion can signify the latest trends, but may often reference fashions of a previous era, leading to the reappearance of fashions from a different time period. Given the rise in mass production of commodities and clothing at lower prices and global reach, sustainability has become an urgent issue among politicians, brands, and consumers. Fashion has been and always will be a constant part of our existence. Many people see fashion as ephemeral and frivolous but I see it as a creative, enterprising, multifaceted industry that is vital to our economic and personal well-being. It’s not only the wearing of clothes that can build relationships, but also the making.

You will construct samples, a fashion toile and progressive creative garment from start to finish showing your understanding of the processes learned. Part of this process will involve leaning how garments relate to the human form, building material shapes and learning to fit a garment on a body, to critically evaluate your garment development aesthetically, and assess its function. You will also be introduced to a range of fabrications and also given guidance on how to handle and manage cloth. The Women’s Clothing department has several sections and shops to choose from, including swimwear, cold weather gear, sleepwear, gym clothes, work outfits, tees and tank tops, jeans, suits, dresses, and underwear and socks.