Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors Alumni Amelia Maguire.

Since finishing my degree last year, I have moved home to the seaside, to Falmouth in Cornwall.

I am in the process of buying a loom and setting up a little studio.

I work in a  beautiful interior shop so I can continue to follow my passion for Interior Design and styling.

Recently I presented my work to John Lewis, it has fuelled my passion to get my work out to a wider audience.

I’ve launched my website as a portfolio to showcase my woven surfaces as a useful tool when approaching future ventures.

I have tried to keep the style extremely simple in order to showcase my work to its full potential. My images tend to be detailed close ups showing of the surface texture with some images showing my styling – excellent quality images are a definite must! I hope you enjoy having a little look!

We look forward to seeing your work on sale Amelia and more work being produced when your loom is up and running!

Please make your site and selling site.We’re so keen to buy!

See Amelia’s site here

Styling in Somerset.

Last year’s graduate Alice Baldwin has put her tremendous styling and display skills to great effect by opening her own shop in her hometown of Wellington in Somerset.

Alice says…

I opened the shop this week in Wellington, Somerset as this is my home.
It made sense to start here.

As you can probably remember from my time at university, interior design and styling was the direction I was heading and the idea for the shop has been taken from that.

The name is Kin Lifestyle, Kin meaning family. I chose this name, as there’s a connection to ‘family’ in the products I have for sale. I have sourced products that are a mixture of old and new, handcrafted and made with raw materials. This means each product is unique and imperfect and in some pieces, for example an Indian wooden rice bucket, that was used to measure the amount of rice needed to feed a family at the markets. You can see the maker’s carvings and marks, which gives a sense of authenticity and story behind the product.

The shop has been set up and styled with the products for sale as you would imagine them in your home, I wanted the shop to give off a very laid back and wholesome atmosphere to compliment the stock…..

Kin Lifestyle can be found at 7a North Street, Wellington Somerset.

We wish you the very best of luck in your new venture Alice.
It all looks truly wonderful.

Watch out for us all descending for stylish treats and presents!

Joe’s Latest Collection. S/S16

Regular feature in the print room is our very own Joe.Watch this space for more information on his lecture at Sion Hill this term.

His very latest and exceedingly stylish collection was launched to great delight and enthusiasm recently

Following Joe Richards’ debut runway show at Burlington House on 20th September 2015, please find hereby the lookbook for his Spring Summer 2016 collection.

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PRESS RELEASE

For hi res image requests and more information on the collection, please contact:
press@william-morris.co.uk or info@byjoerichards.com

PARIS SHOWROOM
Sunday 4 – Wednesday 7 October 2015
13, Rue Saint Antoine 75004 PARIS
By appointment – contact: Georgie Allison
info@byjoerichards.com / +0044 (0) 777 272 5393
byjoerichards.com

Read about Joe in a previous article here https://thatswhatiwanttodo.com/2015/01/10/jo-in-vogue/

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Hannah De Scossa for Debenhams

Each year we have students who have a wonderful eye for styling and display.

Hannah particularly excelled at her end of year show and presented the colourful,creative silk scarves, she designed and made beautifully, with great aplomb.

Using this talent Hannah has worked hard and is developing a career in which she is so happy and inspired.

We are watching Hannah’s career with real interest.Her flair will take her far

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Hannah’s talks about this and the next season …..

Currently preparing for what’s called the Model Store competition. We compete against the rest of the stores on the Southwest region for best store.
Visual makes up a lot of how the store is seen so the pressure is always on to go bigger and better than last time round.

Currently the trend for menswear floor is the smart/casual layered effect, incorporating textured fabrics and our colour focus which is hues of burgundy and wine. This will be on display for approximately 3 – 4 weeks, until we start to set up Christmas.

Womenswear hotspot. 70’s Boho Chic is the trend and we’ve added the fur gillets to layer up the outfits.
This is currently in situ but will soon be changing due to the stock selling out. This front hot spot changes according to stock levels so it can change constantly.

The back to uni hot spots have been in situ for the last 3 weeks.
I’ve incorporated the debenhams own range which has a lower price point for all the products. From the bedding to the saucepans, the aim is to present the customer with the options of all that may be required for university life.
These will both change this week before model store deadline in order to showcase our new AW/15 home ranges.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Well it is for Bath School of Art and Design’s textile alumni Sara Gifford.
Sara is busy working in the team producing and conjuring up the magic for seasonal display at Harrods.
Sara says…
I’m a Visual merchandiser in the home department in Harrods, we create 90% of the in-store schemes and work alongside brands that have their own brand handwriting.

I would say Christmas is my favourite season.I love to create a magical space for all ages

We do have a very significant amount of say in all aspects of vm, from research, concept and delivery.
Eventually I would like to go into home styling for magazines or catalogs and further down the line to have my own business.

We can’t see why not Sara.You were an extremely capable and creative student and nothing has changed!

Keep in touch Sara with updates please.We love to see your practice.

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