An exploration of surface, texture, colour, materials and construction, Fashion &
Textile Design offers a diverse and creative approach to fabric development framed
by an understanding of professional contexts including fashion, interior and accessory
Students explore visual information to develop creative investigations into textiles and
fashion. Experimentation into techniques and processes includes stitch, print, dye,
knit and garment construction, to develop understanding of shape, form, pattern,
texture and colour. All practical work is underpinned by critical analysis of appropriate
sources. Students are encouraged to visit exhibitions and galleries.
Research methods including drawing, collecting, and mood boards will be used
to generate a wealth of ideas. Students' diverse and individual approaches can be
realised in a variety of outcomes including fine art textiles, fashion design, illustration
and textile design.