A Clutch of Design Success
Year Ten Textiles students have been working on a 'live' project with local company Concept Furniture, which designs and manufactures display furniture for national and international clients, including fashion designers such as Tom Ford.
Pupils were asked to make at least two identical clutch bags for their end of year fashion show using a range of fabrics supplied by Concept Furniture. The bags had to include decorative techniques, components and a lining and each bag had to be exactly the same. By batch producing the bags, the students have learnt about some of the issues involved with such production within the textiles industry.
Fiona Gray and Jess Corbett from Concept Furniture joined the Year Ten students this week to talk about their work and to select winning designs for the categories which were; Best Use of Fabric, Most Innovative Design and Excellent Quality Control. Fiona and Jess were very impressed by the standard of the work produced and found the task of selecting winning designs to be very difficult.
Jess said “Each student deserves credit for the bag that they have designed and made; I was amazed with the creativity in each design.” Fiona also commented on the excellent work and was thrilled to see the fabric that Concept Furniture have donated to the department be made up into such innovative products.
We would like to extend our thanks to Concept Furniture for the very generous donation of fabric for our pupils to use.
Jo Bishop – Head of Textiles