Graduate Shows 2013

Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:50:00 BST


The School of Art, Design and Architecture has enjoyed entertaining crowds of industry guests, family and friends throughout this years’ graduate shows.  

Our graduate shows were opened by Kigge Hvid of Danish based NPO INDEX: Design to Improve Life and guests were treated to an evening celebrating the success of our graduates and our connection to industry through placements, sponsored projects and student prizes. The evening proved to be a great success, enjoying fantastic work that our students have produced. The shows continued to be a success throughout the following week, with exhibitions and students continuing to be a hit at the shows in London including New Designers and D&AD, many top awards won!

We have also been celebrating the huge success of our annual Fashion Show. Final year fashion students were given the opportunity to showcase their work to industry representatives, staff and members of the public. All students produce a capsule collection of garments as part of their degree submission. The collections are all very varied, ranging from street fashion to evening wear to tailored classics. It is up to the student to choose the market and theme for their collection. This year audiences were treated to a unique experience as we held the show in the atrium of our Creative Arts Building. This allowed audiences to absorb the atmosphere and see closely the detail of the work of our students. 

And finally… for the third year running we also held a ‘live’ show for our Costume with Textiles BA(Hons) graduating students. This show is a completely unique experience that showcases an entirely fresh and original approach to costume, through the creation of original design, concepts, which are then translated through innovative cut and textiles. These unique costumes are a fusion of historical and contemporary design that have been created for theatre, opera, dance, film, television and music video. The Show was held in the Lawrence Batley Theatre and attracted to sell out crowds.

Click here to view our online gallery of the shows.

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