Collaboration with industry and Royal Highland Show: a winning combination
2nd year students studying BA (Hons) Fashion and BSc (Hons) Fashion Technology had both an industry challenge and a competition. The students were sponsored with fabric by Dundee based waxed cotton manufacturers Halley Stevenson’s to design a jacket for project: Urban/Rural 2019. It was the students first time working with an industry partner. The Royal Highland Agricultural Show Society Presidents Initiative, approached the School with the idea for a competition with prizes and a stand at the show. The group rose to both challenge and the opportunity resulting in dynamic, innovative designs and garments. A selection of the garments, design boards and sketchbooks were on display at the show, they proved to be a real crowd pleaser, and prompting compliments.
Melissa Robinson, a second year student studying BSc Fashion Technology was presented with the first prize earlier this month by Lord Lothian, President of the RHASS.
Dr. Sue Thomas, of the School of Textiles & Design was delighted with the project. She said: “The students were given two amazing opportunities. Firstly, participating in a competition offered by the RHASS, secondly fabric sponsorship.”
“Halley Stevenson’s were so impressed by the outcomes, they are showing a selection of garments and illustrations on their stand at the international industry fabric fair Premiere Vision, Paris in September.”