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An exhibition of student work from the Fashion and Textile Design courses has presented a range of creative garments and materials to the public. Organised by the Fashion Communication and Promotion course in conjunction with Norwich Fashion Week, the event was launched with an evening of talks that addressed issues of tradition, craftsmanship and innovation from speakers including Beatrice Korlekie Newman, Daniel Harris and Nick Thompson, co-founder of Knit, an award winning creative agency based in Norwich, will talk about their work and share insights on their innovative practice. Read a review of Creativity and Craftsmanship in the Eastern Daily Press.
The “Oscars of the tailoring world” has shortlisted three fashion students from Norwich University of the Arts, who will be in the running to be named the most promising student or apprentice tailor in the UK at a glamorous gala event at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London on 16 March. The winner will be presented with the Golden Shears Award and a prize of £2,500,. The students, who are studying on the BA (Hons) Fashion course NUA, are all international students – Madara Rozensteina is from Latvia, Shahad Albeshr from Saudi Arabia and Yee Ki Ng from Hong Kong. Read the full press release.
NUA has announced its programme of visiting fashion lecturers for the 2014-15 academic year. Among the guest speakers are fashion designer and clothing creator Simeon Morris, fashion consultant Sarah Brennand and bespoke tailor Alexandra Wood. For a full rundown visit Course Content.
A photo report on the NUA catwalk at Graduate Fashion Week has been posted on Vogue online. See every outfit on Vogue.
Fashion blog MODECONNECT reviewed NUA’s catwalk at Graduate Fashion Week, commenting: “Overstepping boundaries is Norwich University of the Arts’ forte. Created only a few years ago, their BA Fashion course does not dismiss the technical skills needed to succeed as a fashion designer. Instead, NUA’s students are trained to create high quality garments.” Read the MODECONNECT blog review.
Fashion designer Betty Jackson CBE has praised the work of NUA student Chloe Fuller at Graduate Fashion Week. In an interview with the GFW blog, Betty said “I think the last one of the Norwich show, Chloe Fuller, was very nice. She had interesting fabrics and the way she made them look. She had such distinct fabrics and the way she made them look. I thought her fabrics were really new, and she showed what you want to see, something you haven’t seen before. I think the standard is great, it’s very exciting.”
NUA’s first catwalk show at Graduate Fashion Week was described as ” diverse spectrum of innovative and inspiring new design talent” by a reviewer. 14 students showed their work to gathered fashion industry figures, who were joined by NUA Chancellor John Hurt CBE. Read the full review on the Graduate Fashion Week website.
The public were joined by VIPs from the British fashion trade to see the work of Norwich University of the Arts students in an industry-standard catwalk show at Open in Norwich.
An outfit designed by a student has been named as one of the best 12 examples of fashion student work in the country in 2014. Chloe Fuller, who is in her final year of study at the University, has had her work selected by the UK Fashion and Textiles Association for two high profile catwalk shows which will be seen by the leading figures in the fashion industry. Read the press release.
2013 Fashion graduate Siobhan O’Keeffe has been shortlisted as a finalist for the ARTS THREAD Tailoring Award. ARTS THREAD media was created as an online educational tool designed to connect students, graduates, universities and industry, exclusively within the field of design. View Siobhan’s application on the ARTS THREAD website. She is currently in a postgraduate course at the Royal College of Art in London.
During March students and staff took part in Norwich Fashion Week 2014. This annual public event celebrates and promotes the vibrant fashion scene in the city. Course Leader Sue Chowles organised a symposium called Craft, Creativity and Couture featuring top designers Juliana Sissons and Patrick Ian Hartley. Find out more on the Norwich Fashion Week website. This event will provide momentum for another high profile event for NUA students, London’s Graduate Fashion Week in May/June 2014.
2013 BA (Hons) Fashion graduate Amy-Olivia Parish has relocated to Sydney Australia where she has an internship at Fox Studios making costumes for The Water Diviner, a new major motion picture directed by actor Russel Crowe. Amy-Olivia is also working on costumes for a production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute by world renowned director and designer Julie Taymor. Originally staged at the New York Metropolitan Opera, Taymor’s production is being completely reconstructed for a run at Opera Australia.
Fashion students were invited to show their work as part of the activities surrounding a pop up event in Norwich to promote Norwich Fashion Week and search for male and female models to be the face of next year’s event.
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