BA (Hons) Fashion
The year in review
Words by Kate Farley, Course Leader
It is our pleasure to be able to showcase the work of these graduates of the Fashion course at NUA.
The graduates have spent their time with us learning creative, technical, and professional skills in order to define their own position in this exciting and evolving global industry.
This year has been a busy one, with inspiring guest lectures from industry names including Caryn Franklin, Alex Mullins and Karen Nicol, industry networking opportunities with the Graduate Fashion Foundation and the opportunity to work with professional fashion photographer Kev Foster to capture the distinctive outfits of the final collections.
Live briefs and industry competitions have been undertaken alongside the development of the final collections, showcasing the versatility of these individuals.
The 2020 fashion graduates have undertaken learning in a time of unavoidable global issues including health and isolation, ecological crisis, equality, and an indeterminate future that requires them to be solution focused, flexible and brave.
In response their work is about the expression of self in an uncertain world, identity and belonging, wellness and value, frivolity and re-imagining zero-waste practice.
They have responded to unprecedented challenge with a commitment that reflects fashion’s true nature as mirror and zeitgeist.
These individuals are passionate about what is possible; to challenge the state of the world around them by offering proposals that are practical or fantastical, nostalgic and yet futuristic.
The collaborative dynamic in this peer group offers a place to share and test ideas, open dialogue and provide support.
The graduates have already enjoyed industry competition successes and national showcase opportunities demonstrating the attractiveness of what they have to offer beyond NUA.
We are very proud to present the class of 2020!