News in concerning three of our current third years.
Generation Next 2018 is one of the biggest fashion exhibitions in the Russian fashion industry and is held annually in St. Petersburg. The exhibition unites students from the associated fashion disciplines of costume design, textiles, graphic design in fashion, fashion photography and fashion illustration. Each year young designers from all over Russia and the world enter and this year saw 140 projects submitted for possible exhibition. It was the first year that some of our students submitted work nominated by Course Leader Trudie Ballantyne and all three that entered images were successful.
Sarah Whelan was awarded a nomination of fashion photography with her project Savage documenting the club based in East London (Image 1 below) created during the book section of her Final Major Project. Whilst, Emma Chard (Image 2 below) and Sam Deaman (Image 3 below) received diplomas as competition finalists. There work was also exhibited in the main hall (see above) as part of the event. Trudie Ballantyne also received a diploma for preparing students in the professional field of fashion photography.
Associate Professor at the St.Petersburg State University of Industrial Technology and Design Alexandra Savelyeva who invited our students to enter their work this year was so impressed by the images that she would like other students to continue submitting their work over the coming years.
Work from second year Ellie Stafford.
“For my ‘Plastic Fantastic’ brief I focused on documenting recycled clothing from charity shops. Charity shops divert an average of 30 tonnes per annum of textiles from landfill sites annually in the UK. I created these images with Kezia focusing on re-using clothes on a budget of £30.”
Work created by first year Charlotte Turton.
News from third year Sarah Whelan.
“Over the summer period I worked as an intern for Jungle magazine, assisting the editors with the pre-production of their third issue and during London Fashion Week attending shows creating posts for their social media. In addition to this I wrote reviews of the shows for their website, including the Dilara Findikoglu Spring/ Summer 2018 show.”
New work from third year Emma Chard.
” Over the summer I set myself a brief to create a fashion editorial focused on Gingham. I took inspiration for the styling from 2017 catwalk trends, including brands like House of Holland, Peter Jensen and Christopher Kane. I was inspired by the work of Lachlan Bailey and Benny Horne to create this series of images, created on Saltdean beach, East Sussex. “