Students from Year10 and Year 12 Textiles were selected to attend a "Work in Progress" visit to Northumbria School of Design.
The Fashion Department at Northumbria is internationally recognised for innovative and hands–on ‘industry-ready’ graduates and their reputation is built on a learning community that encourages practice, discussions and learning. A design philosophy also encouraged at Sacred Heart within the creative, innovative and diverse Textiles / Art department.
A selection of our students' work is presented below.
Students gained an invaluable insight of the final collections at the toile/development stage and actively took part in discussions with academics and third year undergraduates. This was an amazing opportunity to discover tips on how to build a strong portfolio, while also gaining an understanding into final year of the BA (Hons) Fashion, Fashion Design and Marketing and Fashion Communications degrees.
The visit highlighted the broad range of careers and courses in fashion with an exclusive opportunity to view outstanding design degree work at a formative stage, inviting discourse and participations in the working progress, methods of thinking and making.
Students also learned about how Northumbria University School is underpinned and designed to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals and commits to changing the path of fashion, reducing its negative environmental and social impacts; and turning fashion into a driver of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Students really enjoyed the visit and gained inspiration for the future direction for their own design practice at G.C.S.E and A level textiles. Through discussing their ideas with expert University lectures, professors and design graduates, gave students the chance to think, share and articulate design possibilities and reimagine outcomes to design, communicate and market fashion.
We look forward to keeping our school community up - to - date and showcasing our students digital textiles portfolios.,
Remember to come along to the Art & Textiles exhibitions in May!