Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ethical fashion two day conference scotland

Ethical Fashion Symposium, Scotland

18th and 19th January 2010: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Edinburgh College of Art, in collaboration with Fashioning an Ethical Industry and the Scottish Academy, are hosting a two day symposium for level 2 students and tutors on fashion related courses in Scotland on ethics in fashion.

Day 1 will introduce the social and environmental issues, in the fashion industry, using presentations, engaging workshops and film.

Day 2 will bring students and tutors together in multi-disciplinary, multi-university teams to develop a product based on the brief: 'Universities and colleges in Scotland are working together to promote ethics and sustainability in fashion. In teams, develop a product, idea or strategy for engaging students with fashion ethics and sustainability. Students will present their work in a format of their choice, for example, a poster, visualisation board, campaign idea, presentation or garment design.

The event will take place on Monday 18th January and Tuesday 19th January 2010 from 10.00am - 4.00 in Lecture Theatre E22 at Edinburgh College of Art.

For more information and the register please see:


December review pictures

Dear all please find link to todays review in pictures.
Have a great christmas

Friday, December 11, 2009

Pop up shop December 2009

Please follow the link to the pop up shop article by Arts Thread magazine

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Link to possible job placements on graduation and for ex graduates in Scotland

Dear all
As you will all be thinking about jobs in the not too distant future, perhaps you should go and register on the "Graduates for Business" website. It is free and will not spam you.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Ethical internshipsInternships

Dear all
If anyone is inteested in an ethical fashion internship please have a look at this link:

I am also looking for a January intern for someone in London Contact me for further details...

FDI 3 Images from walkthrough on Monday

Dear all
Please find link to images from this morning:
Have a great christmas and new year.

Monday, November 30, 2009

British fashion award nominees

Just thought that yopu might like to see this years nominees.....

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Just thought you might like to have a look at Anthropologies website

Toiles and Locharron image links

Dear all
please find below a link to both the toiles and the Locharron garments. Please feel free to use and share as appropriate.......

Please also think about the denim jacket project for company magazine.
The information is with your feedforward sheets
Regards Mark

Friday, October 16, 2009

new competitions

Welcome back everyone
Please find below details of new competitions:

Bilbao international art and fashion Fashion design and competition for details and timeline, prize 8000 euros

Sustainable fashion design competition
deadline October 19th
or email to:

21 and 22 nd October textile forum fashion fabric show the music room 26 South Molton Lane
London W1K 5AB

advance warning of Biba film 28th October main hall, look out for posters.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Creative enterprise toolkit from Nesta starter for 6

For anyone who is thinking of setting up a creative business this might be of invaluable help
It steps you through setting up in a design aware and literate way
so go and have a look

Welcome back everyone

To start us off in an interesting way you may be interested in this competition entitled Momiji couture please do have a look at the website
more interesting things to follow....

Monday, August 10, 2009

check your university emails

Dear all I am sorry that some of you have not seen your summer projects ,Theresa will be resending them to your university emails.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Knitting/crochet competition

Knitted Textile Awards 2009
The Knitted Textile Awards 2009, sponsored by the UK Hand Knitting Association (UKHKA) and GMC Publishing’s Knitting magazine is open to all undergraduates and those graduating in 2009. It is aimed at exploring the art and craft of contemporary knitting and crochet.The current trend for knitted textiles is as strong as ever and the annual Knitted Textile Awards always attracts a lot of media attention as well as providing an opportunity for students and graduates to win £1,000 in prize money or 3 further prizes of £350 each. Students are also able to enter pieces from current coursework so no additional work is necessary.Work will be judged on originality, overall concept and the innovative use of technique, yarns, materials and colour.The competition is open with immediate effect with a deadline for entries on 1 August 2009. Details of how to enter can be found at the website below.For further information please contact: Beccy Erwin, Admissions Administrator on 01896 892163 or e-mail

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Oxfam competition

Dear all
In the unending search for fame and fortune for the designers coming out of the worlds best fashion school I find competitions to enter. This is one of them and allows for fame and fortune with a get busy and lets have some entries....Please also note that your summer projects will be coming at you in the next couple of days...... have a great summer.
Pop up shop is doing well and hopefully will continue to be so....

Friday, June 26, 2009

Shell livewire (start your own business)

Dear all

Just click on the link to access shell livewire help and support for setting up your own business....

also PSYBT

both organisations can provide a lot of support......

Please could you take time to do this survey

Dear all
I wonder wether you could all participate in this survey

Thursday, June 25, 2009

New York calling

UK Designers Invited to Showcase Fashion Collection on Runways of New York City
Mobile Fashion to hit New York Fashion Week (NYFW), a non-profit charity that benefits children in need, will stage a series of charitable consumer runway shows, scheduled for the second week of September 2009. But this is a runway show with a modern twist. Rather than simply coveting the latest in high fashion designs, fashionistas will be able to grab these hot items before leaving the show using their mobile smart phones, There is NO participation fee for selected Designers.
New York (PRWEB) June 24, 2009 -- UK Designers will be given a unique opportunity to participate in a new fashion trend, set to hit the catwalks of New York in September 2009. The recently formed New York Fashion Week Organisation (NYFW), a non-profit charity that benefits children in need, will stage a series of charitable consumer fashion shows at Madison Square Garden's Theatre venue. NYFW is inviting UK designers to submit their entries and better still there is no participation fee.
Consumers have long been fighting for the ability to buy the latest creations worn by pop icons such as Beyonc Kanye West and Katy Perry on demand. However, the fashion industry has traditionally been ruled by a select few, primarily comprised of top designers and magazine editors, who determine the hottest styles to reach high street clothing chains.
Fast fashion, a term used to describe the immediate release of designer creations straight to the consumer market is rapidly gaining in popularity with customers who are no longer willing to wait the six months or more that it takes garments to make the journey from catwalk to shop window. The concept is becoming popular not only with high street shoppers but also with image conscious celebrities - as highlighted by the US first lady, Michelle Obama, who was recently seen sporting an H&M dress during one of her public appearances.
A shift towards direct-to-consumer marketing will enable customers to become their own fashion buyers. Fashionistas near and far will not only be able to purchase tickets for the exclusive catwalk shows hosted this Autumn by NYFW, but will also be able to buy their favourite designs straight off the runway on their mobile smart phones.
And these events will not only enable designers to showcase their latest cutting edge creations ahead of their competitors, but also to manufacture garments according to consumer demand. Because of this, the new Autumn venue is attracting industry-wide attention from many high end fashion firms and boutiques, both locally and internationally.
Love it or hate it, the consumer is taking control of the fashion industry and events that emphasize the importance of including consumers are rapidly spreading.
With that kind of demand, the industry is becoming more aware that the end consumer is the real buyer, and so designers are now more willing to sell direct to customers.
And the fashion conscious masses will not only be able to fulfil their fantasy of sitting stage side at an exclusive runway show, buying the latest designs at will, but they will also be making a contribution to help others in need. All ticket proceeds from the September event will benefit Garden of Dreams, a charity for children in crisis.
To participate in this exciting new fashion format, UK designers should send their press release and photos to:
NYFWAttn: Kathy White2 Penn PlazaSuite 1500New York, NY10121
New York Fashion Week Organization is currently teaming up with sponsors and will be sending out invitations to designers shortly. Young designers interested in participating may send their press kits to Designer Participation at NYFW 2 Penn Plaza, NY, NY 10121 Suite 1500.

Our brilliant popup shop

If you click on the photos you too can be transported to the creative highlights of this years graduated 4th years in their temporary home at Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London.
Fashion designers model their wares at C22 last night. on Twitpic                     New Fashion Designers shop opens today! on Twitpic

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Clothes show live competition

Dear all
You may wish to look at this competition as we will be showing at clothes show live in December.
The closing date is early October and I would reccomend that you do this over the summer. (to get the link click on the title of this post)

Monday, June 22, 2009

final 10 announced in Tartan competition

Congratulations to Maxine McIver who has let me know that she is one of the 10 finalists in the Tartan register competition.... Let us hope that there will be some more....

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Dear 4th years
Congratulations on getting this far and graduating tomorrow, I am sure your families and friends are very proud as are all the staff. Mary Portas will be very excited to be amongst you.. Good luck with the Pop up shop I will be following news from the Camden twitter and the press.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Graduate Fashion Week

Dear all
We Are getting great feedback on the exciting individual fashion from press, designers and other colleges..... well done everyone

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Dear All
Very strong congratulations on your work, everyone has been very complimentary about your work and I am sure that we will have a very succesful graduate Fashion week
I enclose a link to jobs and internships which you may wish to peruse,com_jobline/task,results/Itemid,66/search,intint/

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Photography competition

Dear All
Please find above a link to a new photography competition ends 31st May 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

New competition exploring photography and illustration and cotton

dear all
please find above a link to a cotton USA competition to produce an image photographic or graphic for a tshirt
Hmm not difficult methinks for all of my followers

Friday, May 1, 2009

Welcome to our new Dubai students

Dear Students applying for Dubai fashion course welcome to the fashion Galashiels blog. I think I will have to rename this blog now.....
Maybe you have some suggestions? please feel free to introduce yourselves and to join in on the discussions you are most welcome...

Friday, March 6, 2009

Graduate fashion week

Dear all please find link above to graduate fashion week page

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Retail outlet for fashion collections

Dear all if anyone is interested.... OOOOh yes please I hear you cry
Please find below a company that may be of use to your students who are wanting to sell their collections in their shop in London. Your students are welcome to contact her directly.

402-404 St John Street
London EC1V 4NJ
T 0207 8417131
Contact Zoe Lem

Press ALyn Horton
07988 501553

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Final 6 outfits

Dear all FDI 4 please use the above link to see yesterdays garment line ups. Well done and keep up the pace as we are now striving for the best for Graduate fashion Week in london June 7th to the 11th.
New quiz starting today!!!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Well done

Well done everyone Iam really looking forward to seeing collections tomorrow and portfolios to go. Please do enter the tartan competition and remember about the photocall in Edinburgh on March 6th.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

IQONS Fashion networking site

Dear all
I found this interesting fashion networking site that you may wish to use to get yourself noticed

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Two very interesting menswear stylists/consultants

So here we are three weeks away from the final hand in of the 4th year collections and still interesting and chalenging things arrive on my virtual doorstep....
Please do follow the link and let me know what you think

Monday, January 19, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Vivienne Tam virtual catwalk

This is how we might be approaching fashion promotion in the future:
no tempremental models, hissy fits and bewildered looking designers on the catwalk.......
also Vivienne gives us a tour of her inspirational world
OOh err missus

Monday, January 12, 2009

New fashion network

Dear All
you may be interested in the website above just click and see
I also have a link to another competition
closing date is the 31st of January
also remember the fur competition closing date is FEB 4th (details from me )

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy new year
Welcome back to the final push
working hard and effectively is the only way to achieve your dreams