A group of KS4 and 5 textiles students went to Bath Fashion Museum in March and took part in a two hour workshop ‘Manipulating Fashion’. They gained hands on experience of how fabric can be manipulated to create a variety of shapes and styles. They used inspiration from the numerous exhibitions in the museum with particular emphasize based on the display of ‘Fifty Fabulous Frocks’ ranging from 1760 through to the present day. Inspiration was taken from Schiaparelli, Poiret, Vionnet, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent – as well as today’s most desired fashion designers and brands – Erdem, Burberry, John Rocha.
Later they had the opportunity of ‘dressing up’ in replica garments ranging from crinolines, corsets and Victorian dresses. They gained an understanding of how restricting clothing was and how the weighty the garments were.
The highlight of the trip was, The Dress of the Year 2011. This was part of the
Sarah Burton’s Autumn/Winter 2011 “Ice Queen” designs for the House of Alexander McQueen. Sarah Burton then went on to design Kate Middleton’s Wedding dress for her marriage to Prince William.
BELOW ARE SOME IMAGES OF CURRENT GCSE PRODUCT DESIGN PROJECTS (SOME OF THEM ARE STILL WORKS IN PROGRESS):
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Design and Technology KS3 Textiles work.
‘Pugglies‘ – variety of ugly dolls created by year 7 students using hand emboidery to create unusual feature.
The small variety of ‘Containers’ are created by year 8 incorporating a fastening and applique.
Finally year 9 ‘Hat’ creations to include a logo using the computerised sewing machine and modelled by the students.
Caitlin Charles-Jones, a former A’level textiles student, has been named the winner of the ‘Visionary Knitwear’ award by experts from the fashion industry. She has now secured a place at the Royal College of Art to study an MA in Women’s Knitwear.
Caitlin achieved an ‘A’ grade in GCE Product Design (Textiles) under the guidance of Miss Streeter in 2007/8. Pictured is the black bias cut satin ball gown designed and created by Caitlin as part of her A2 Level coursework.
The year 7 STEM in Sport day was run by the By Design group and was a really interesting day spent looking at how STEM is relevant to lots of sports and how the STEM subjects are used by professional sports people to help them measure and improve their performance.
A special mention must go to Caitlin O’Reagan who put in an impressive display on the BATAK reactions board.