To our students working at Julien MacDonald on the special project
Eventually I’m sure all will be revealed!
1st year Milly has had the most fantastic time contributing to studio life at
They made her feel most welcome and she settled in quickly to the life and pace of a working design studio.
While she was there she worked with the team on an article, by the studio, for the forecasting ‘bible’ Textile View magazine and sold a print in Paris to a Brazillian fashion company.
She is definitely one to watch!
Mary for Tesco, via Hallmark.Yay!
Ryoji in Tokyo with the Nuno Corporation
2nd year student Ryoji helps out at the National Arts Centre Tokyo.
So looking forward to hearing all about it when he returns.
Designed by our own 3rd yr Hettie while on placement with Jack Wills
In the shops now.
Watch out for the lovely illustrative designs that Hettie’s working on now.
Her show will be in June, along with the rest of her 3rd yr cohort and here at Bath School of Art and Design.
Come along June 9th-17th
The Big Feastival
Lou Oakley-Green, one of our current third year student, has been working her socks off this holidays and thoroughly enjoying herself
Read all about it here…..
For the second year running I have had the pleasure of being involved in the interior installation for Alex James’ Cheese Hub at The Big Feastival.
Working closely with designer Amy Spicer, and Rebecca McDonald to install and create a beautiful woolly interior using products and materials donated by Cheese Hub partners Campaign for Wool.
We restyled the giant chandelier made by Wool and the Gang last year using yarns contributed by West Yorkshire Spinners to compliment The Groucho Club furniture. And, this year one of my biggest tasks was to knit, on site, a 3m x 2.5m backdrop for the DJ booth using Merino wool roving provided by Laxtons Specialist Yarns – knitted on huge poles and hand stitched with gold detail.
The Cheese Hub was packed all weekend and it was an honour to be part of such an amazing team.
You can read the Campaign for Wool write up here.
Returning to the fold after an amazing work placement is Alistair.Welcome back.
We look forward to hearing all about your time there and blogging about it here.
Alumni 2015.Tessa Allen
Having gained her degree Tessa went straight,as an intern,to Holly Fulton and started work on her SS16 collection.
Tessa says “the hours were super long but I was learning pattern cutting and working with toiles etc, which I’m glad I got a chance to do. And I was doing a lot of hand sewing and fixing embroidery, because I was the only textile intern! It was a good experience to work in a small team compared to Mary Katrantzou. Fashion week was stressful and tiring as ever but Hollys collection was beautiful“.
Straight after her internship at HF , Tessa went onto an internship at Hand & Lock (literally the day after!) Tessa says “I was really enjoying it. We got set a personal project which we could complete alongside helping with their work set for us, and this involved creating contemporary beading samples with a 3D feel, as you can probably guess I loved doing this! They have so many beads and sequins to choose from. And having all of the archive samples to look through whenever you want is amazing!
Also during the internship I helped to make an embellished piece for their collection, then began to learn monogramming and took part in silk shading, tambour beading and gold work classes. I also helped out the designers with artwork drawings, which was good practise. I began to get trained on the digital machine for embroidery as although they are mainly a hand embroidery company they get a lot of machine requests too. They ended up offering me a job halfway through my internship so I am now working as a design assistant and completing lots of pretty cool jobs!
Tessa concludes “I managed to book a place onto the Lesage workshop at the Chanel exhibition at the Saatchi gallery, which was really good and the brooch they teach you how to make is beautiful! I thought the exhibition was exquisite and getting to see all of the embroidery samples in detail was great“.
We are delighted for you Tessa and wish you every success in the future.Congratulations.