Establishing Studios: These Times


Yesterday we started our record of how Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors students were coping with the unique situation we find ourselves in.

Now working remotely they have set up studio’s wherever they are situated around the world.

The creative spaces, have put together so quickly, are a testament to their desire to carry on creating.

Tomorrow we have the third collection of student’s images and the 4th post will be guess which staff’s studio this is!

Starting Today: These Times


In light of the world pandemic Bath School of Design are undertaking immediate steps to ensure that, although working remotely, our design students are engaged, focussed and supported in their studies.

From now, until this situation rights itself, and we are able to interact socially, we’ll be dedicating the blog to how our Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors students are coping and making the very best of what they have.

Of course, they’re some of the most creative people around, what else would you expect ?

This first blog post celebrates how, within 6 days, they travelled home, some across the world, and set up studio immediately, ready to throw themselves back into work and start creating immediately

We salute you. You tenacious, talented people.


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



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.

B is for Trend Bible

Today the show in Bath School of Art comes down and textiles moves on next week, to
NEW DESIGNERS in Islington.
This week we plan the show.

We will be exhibiting the work of some of our most creative talent either in person or digitally.

Fingers crossed we make it into the Trend Bible tour again.

We are on-trend after all.

Previously selected work by Joelle Preddy.

We hope to see you there.Come and say hello!

Alumni Mary Goodman in Artisan Ateliers by Lidewij Edelkoort

So delighted to see the spheres Mary produced for her degree show(June 2014) featured in this futures trend analysis.
Mary specialised in knitting.



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Trend Tracker founded by Li Edelkoort.
Edited by Cecile Poignant.
Learn how trends grow, evolve and flow!

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trendtablet explains how trends grow, evolve and flow; helping us to better perceive and understand they interact with our daily life, and showing the connections between edelkoort’s forecasts and a piece of art, a plant, a dress or a car…

online you will find some of edelkoort’s recent projects for prestigious clients and international museums, where and when you can attend trend union’s famous live presentations around the world, and in the ‘talent’ section, trendtablet shares with you the names and works of some of the most promising future designers.