Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Samantha Mcewans label "Isolated Heroes" has been quoted in the online magazine "The Journal"as one of the highlights of this years "In the Company of Wolves" fashion happening, in Glasgow on the 26th of October 2011
Looking forward to seeing work from graduates Atif Dean, Aimee Donofrio and Isla Scott.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Research Associate in Smart Textiles for the Smart Costumes Research Project
School of Textiles & Design
Research Associate in the area of Smart Textiles for the ‘Smart Costumes: smart textiles and wearable technology in pervasive computing environments’ research project
Grade 7 £29,099 - £35,788 (18 months)
The ‘Smart Costumes’ research project has initial funding from Heriot-Watt Universities ‘Creativity, Innovation and Design’ theme : http://cdi.hw.ac.uk/. The aim of the theme is to increase collaborative multidisciplinary research within the University and beyond. The focus of the ‘Smart Costumes’ project is to bring together textile design, computer science and electronics in order to explore the the interfaces and interaction between smart textiles and smart – or pervasive – environments for performance.
Applicants should ideally have either:
1. A background in textile design having completed a PhD in practice–based research dealing with an area of research broadly relevant to the Smart Costumes project, which could include, smart/interactive textiles, wearable technologies, digital pattern design, or costume design. Additionally, they will also have a strong interest in computer science, be willing to learn aspects of programming and work within a multidisciplinary team.
2. A background in computer science having completed a PhD in an area dealing with research broadly relevant to the Smart Costumes project in multi-modal interaction, which could include gestural or postural interaction, intelligent tracking, wearable computing. Additionally, they will also have a strong interest and knowledge of research in the area of smart textiles, costume or performance/performance environments. The applicant will be required to work closely with designers as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Applicants should have strongly developed research skills and be excellent all round communicators. They will be acting as the key researcher in the ‘Smart Costumes’ project taking the project forward through development of prototype pieces, publications and developing funding proposals for appropriate research councils to extend the research project. The position will require a self-motivated creative thinker that can turn research ideas into reality. They should be innovative in their approach to research and bring their own ideas to the project. The applicants should have highly developed design/computer science skills to allow them to produce research outputs of the highest quality, combining textile design, computer science and electronics. The successful applicant will be joining a multidisciplinary research team split between the School of Textiles and Design, the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences and the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
For further information contact Dr Sara Robertson firstname.lastname@example.org or Prof Ruth Aylett email@example.com
How to apply
Completed application forms may be returned by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Heriot-Watt University, Human Resources, Edinburgh EH14 4AS. Tel. +44 (0) 131 451 3022 (24 hours), Minicom +44 (0) 131 451 8212.
Please quote the vacancy reference no. in any correspondence.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Obscure Couture was set up by graduates Lyndsay Pagan and Jennifer Coyle and was nominated for Scotlands young designer of the year, in the 2011 Scottish Fashion Awards.
Thanks to one of our favourite Scottish blogs Style Scanner
These images come from Obscure Coutures lookbook, on their Asos boutique
where you can shop till you drop, 24/7...
Friday, October 7, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
As you may have seen in the news Mary Portas (honorary graduate of the school) is designing a collection for House of Fraser
Gok Wan is designing a range for TU ( Sainsbury in-house clothing brand)
Both for Women.....
Who is going to come up with the succesful brand?
Vote on who you think will be most succesful, on the right hand side.......
Ashleigh Duncan from Fashion Communication Year 2 has been short listed for a Cosmopolitan Magazine blog award.
50% of the award is based on the public vote.
If you would like to see Ashleigh's blog and support her please go to
enter your email address
then vote for Asleigh Duncan
who is under 'Student blog'
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
NEW - Junior Womenswear Designer - LONDON
excellent understanding of fabric, colour and concept visualization. The ideal candidate should have strong
technical skills and be proficient with illustrator. To apply please send your CV and 2-3 work examples to