The 12 students from the National Institute of Fashion Technology in India will be in the city as part of an exchange programme from 25 June to 1 July 2011.
The course is titled ‘Fashion and Textiles: the influence of English arts and crafts on future fashion and textile trends’, and aims to introduce the students to the British Arts and Crafts Movement.
Students will attend lectures, seminars and workshops to develop their understanding of British style, trends and design techniques.
They will visit Birmingham to research the UK fashion market and attend New Designers at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London.
Dean of the School of Art & Design, Dr Bryony Conway, said: “This course will look at the continuing influence of the British Arts and Crafts Movement on contemporary fashion, textiles and interiors.
“We hope the course will enable the visiting students to develop their skills in relation to the creation of textiles and enhance their fashion design ideas. The School of Art & Design is delighted to be hosting the group for this interesting course.”
Pat Dillon, Division Leader for Design & Applied Art, has organised the visit. The students will visit Wightwick Manor and Gardens and also tour the city of Wolverhampton.
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