31 March 2010

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Colchester school of art, design and media presents………….RHINESTONES AND GALL STONES

Colchester fashion and textile students will be presenting on the catwalk at London’s Alternative fashion week on Wednesday April 21st.

The Rhinestones and Gall stones collection is a luxurious men’s daywear collection which will feature separates, coats/jackets and accessories mixing formal and casual wear.

The sordid unlovliness of Hunterian museum and the seductive decadence of the Victoria and Alberts jewellery rooms provide the inspiration for the collection. This contrast is reflected in the combination of fabrics; Silks, wools and cashmere are juxtaposed with recycling tattered party dresses and vintage army gear to create a masculine fashion statement for autumn / winter 2011

Fabrics have been sponsored by Matches Fashion,London
Vintage garments for upcycling have been sponsored by Revolver,Colchester.

Click here for details.

30 March 2010

Rowan Yarn visit Friday 23rd April

A rep from Rowan Yarns will be visiting the college for a day of hand knit workshops on Friday 23rd April (first week back after Easter). This is mainly for the textile support module students but anyone else who wishes to take part should let Charlie know as soon as possible. Rowan will supply the yarns but it is advised that you bring your own range of needles. Sessions are 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm.

29 March 2010

Very Sanderson - 150 Years of English Decoration, Fashion & Textiles Museum London

19 March 2010 - 13 June 2010
For the last 150 years Sanderson has been at the forefront of English decoration - producing the first coordinated collection of mass-produced wallpapers and fabrics in Britain. It also introduced a number of important technical innovations as well as developing a range of textiles and wallpapers by influential designers and Britain's first 'infinite' range of colours in household paints.
During its illustrious history the company has amassed a huge collection of wallpapers and textiles representing the many changing faces and fads of interior decoration. Celebrating 150 years of the company this exhibition highlights the best of its archive as well as brand new collections. click here for more info

Anni Albers - Truth to Materials, The Design Museum, London

Anni Albers was one of the most influential textile designers of the twentieth century. Her design work spanned different disciplines, from weaving to printmaking and throughout her career she demonstrated a fascination with material, geometry and pattern. Born in Berlin, she studied at the Bauhaus from age 22, taught by some of the pioneers of modern design, including Paul Klee, and Wassily Kandinsky and it was here that she met her husband, Josef Albers, an artist and teacher.
A selection of Anni Albers's drawings and textile samples are on display in the Design Museum atrium until 10 May 2010

10 March 2010

Quilts 1700-2010

V&A's quilt exhibition, 20th March - 4th July. For more information click here.

London Design Week

London Design Week, 24th - 26th March, Chelsea Harbour. Click here for details.