WSA wow the fashion elite

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From Vogue to Liberty of London, Winchester School of Art students’ creations have had plenty of high-profile exposure over the past month. Firstly, Textile Design students took part in a competition for the World Land Trust, designing five prints to represent each of the Trust’s project areas. A winner for each project area was then chosen by an expert panel including Vogue’s Fashion Assistant Tammy Tinker, Accessories Buyer at Liberty Alexandra Stylianidis, Shoe Designer Michael Lewis, Wildlife Artist Bruce Pearson and Jewellery Designer Dominic Jones. Congratulations are in order for the winning students whose designs were launched in store on 11 May:

Paraguay – Evelyn Males Echeverria

Keepers of the Wild – Freya Perrett

Borneo – Lollie Dunbar

India – Lollie Dunbar

Atlantic Rainforest in Argentina – Phoebe Farrell

For more information, check out this link: http://www.liberty.co.uk/blog/8007/save-it-with-a-scarf/

Furthermore, WSA’s Ismini Samanidou was commissioned to complete a textile works for the new mezzanine restaurant at the National Theatre on the London Southbank which will be installed this July. The 14 panel installation is site specific and created by working with maps, architectural plans, drawings and photographs of the National Theatre. We can’t wait for the project to be displayed in all of its glory. http://www.makefuture.soton.ac.uk/national-theatre-textile-commission-created-at-wsa/

Finally, WSA’s Fashion Students’ display is featured on Vogue magazine’s website. A gallery of images from the ready-to-wear showcase can be found following this link: http://www.vogue.co.uk/brand/winchester-school-of-art Judging from this year’s talent, it will not be the last time many of the Fashion Students’ designs are featured in Vogue.

Words: Marie Payne

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