Friday, September 30, 2011

Athif Dean and Emily Gough

Athif who graduated in June this year (2011) had a placement last year at McQueen (brilliant in itself and demonstrates the level of professional recognition that our students have within the fashion industry) this led to him being asked back to work on the dress which adorns the front cover of American Vogue this month....

We would also like to recognise Emily Gough, graduate 2011 who also worked on this garment during her placement at McQueen 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

David Black FDI4

Congratulations to David Black on a two page spread in the September issue of Campus magazine

Please follow this link to the magazine and then navigate to pages 46 and 47

The Social Tailor

This is an interesting blog exploring trends in retail and their use of social media and consumer interaction...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fashion trending

I would like all of our visitors to help me!
Please go to  and in the search box, type in FASHION, to see if we can make it trend in the common searches box.

Toile garments by our third year students for Macintosh

Monday, September 26, 2011

Open Day

This is it.....your chance to come and see us in reality....see the best facilities for fashion in the UK (Vivienne Westwood), see why we are ranked number 1 in Scotland and number 2 in the UK for Art and Design and meet our lovely students.

 (English Welsh and Northern Irish students will pay no more to study in the school than studying anywhere else in the UK...)

Shoogelit images of the fashion show

A big thank-you to our colleagues at shoogelit...who have developed this technology
more images from the fashion show 2011 at

new competition

A very small competition to design a t shirt......
prizes, helping a charity and selling around the world
all details on the landing page
Closing date 14th October 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

11000 visitors

A big thank-you to all of our visitors, who are making this blog relevant and fresh....

All images from around 11,000 BC....

Monday, September 19, 2011

Green Fashion Competition

Enrol for The Green Fashion Competition via before September 30th 2011 and compete for €25.000,-, a show at Amsterdam International Fashion Week, workshops and much more!

Registration deadline for The Green Fashion
Competition approaching
Registration closes on September 30th 2011

Amsterdam, September 19th 2011 - Amsterdam International Fashion Week (AIFW) and the Dutch Ministry
of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation (EL&I) are jointly organizing the second season of
The Green Fashion Competition (TGFC): a contest, which encourages participants to create 'green'
and ‘catwalkworthy’ fashion. Participants will design three outfits and write a business plan
wherein they explain how their ideas contribute to biodiversity. The organization called on
participants to register as soon as possible but in any event before September 30th 2011, before
registration closes.
The Grand Finale will take place during the 16th  edition of Amsterdam International Fashion Week
in January 2012.

To avoid disappointment, ambassador of TGFC and international top model Lonneke Engel has called on
participants once more. "During the first edition of The Green Fashion Competition a number of
participants sent in their work after the registration was closed. That's unfortunate for everyone:
for participants who cannot participate, and the competition itself because we could exclude
talented contenders. This is why this time I really want to draw attention to the deadline. So sign
up before September 30th! "

Unlike the first edition, the competition is now divided into two categories. The first category is
for fashion entrepreneurs who are already working in the fashion industry and aim to lift their
business (internationally) to a higher plane. The first prize in this category is €25.000, -.
Young and starting fashion creatives who are setting up their company, can register for the second
category and can win a first
prize of €15.000, -.
From July 16th until September 30th 2011, anyone with a vision on the future of fashion can
register as an individual or as a team. Conditions and more information concerning (participation
in) the competition can be found at: WWW.THEGREENFASHIONCOMPETITION.COM

About The Green Fashion Competition
AIFW and the Dutch Ministry of EL&I aspire to initiate a change towards a more sustainable fashion
industry with The Green Fashion Competition. To do so, they provide a complete "prize pack" with
which the participants can really start a fashion business. Besides cash prizes, The Green Fashion
Competition provides workshops on biodiversity, sustainable entrepreneurship and creativity, a
platform at the 16th edition of AIFW and expertise from and connection with the Fashion Week
network. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) works together with The
Green Fashion Competition on supporting talented entrepreneurs.

Successful first edition
The first season of The Green Fashion Competition launched in July 2010 and received over 180
entries, from all over the world. After the first selection, 40 remaining participants were invited
to participate in a series of workshops. From these 40 finalists, the jury selected eight that were
given the opportunity to further develop their business plans and present two outfits during the
"Grand Finale" at AIFW in January 2011. Dutch designer Elsien Gringhuis won the first prize of €
25,000, -. Shoes OAT came second and won €15.000,-.

The Green Fashion Competition: Sewing the seeds for the future of fashion

For more information on The Green Fashion Competition and information about registration:

For press material and imagery:
M*PR - Aafke Geers - - 020-320 99 53

Wool week in London

Last week London was invaded by wool and knitters... thanks to SIX Magazine

SIX Magazine

SIX is an exciting new digital magazine bringing you the best of S&E* fashion (*Sustainable & Ethical).

SIX has a unique focus - working towards paving the way for a new, design-led image of ethical fashion, supporting young designers, established ethical brands, authentic companies and small production artists who share a vision for a brighter future for the fashion industry.

The new ARTISAN issue is out now - read about lost treasures of Peru, Urban Detox, S&E Investment Plan & much more.

Friday, September 16, 2011

London Fashion week

As we know London Fashion Week starts next week....Good luck to all of the School of Textiles and Design interns who will be working away next week gaining invaluable experience and contacts for their future career....

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Welcome to Galashiels September 2011

Welcome back to everyone and a special welcome to first years.

Ugandan fashion September 2011

I was at a very interesting conference in London a couple of weeks ago, where I was invited to attend a fashion show of contemporary Ugandan fashion.
It was a very different fashion ethic and had a strong historic influence of Victorian Clothing
Enjoy !!!