This year the return to studio practice has accumulating in a diverse assortment of outcomes, from tradition wicker artefacts to clashing digital print silhouettes. Design work resumes to explore personal history and interests that drive individual aesthetics. The work responds to current issues that are leading the creative industries. Cultural, societal and ethical questions are being explored through student outcomes and have made a strong impact on future career goals.
Many of the graduates returned from the Applied Professional Diploma year out, completing placements in London, Berlin, Istanbul, Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester, all gaining valuable experience and networking opportunity that has informed their final year outcomes.
The course remains an active member of The British Fashion Council and Graduate Fashion Foundation and many graduates will be included in various opportunities running into the summer, including solo catwalk presentation part of Graduate Fashion Week and inclusion of British Fashion Council Industry Graduate Preview event, both will be in London during June 22.
Lee Harding is Course Leader, BA (Hons) Fashion Design