Thirty second-year BA (Hons) Fashion & Textiles students have been taking part in a live brief with Jenny Postle from Leutton Postle.
Leutton Postle is a young partnership based in London who has been producing beautiful offbeat knitwear collections for high-end outlets since 2011. Jenny, a Masters graduate from Central Saint Martins and now currently working for Missoni in Italy; visited to inspire and tutor the students on the project.
The students responded with enthusiasm, developing experimental designs and samples into tactile stylish textile and fashion answers, which they presented to Jenny in February.
Jenny addressed our students and thanked them all for their hard work. She added, “You’ve all managed to create exciting and nice designs. Please continue to experiment more, take techniques even further and keep pushing those boundaries.” Jenny highlighted the importance of time management, a lesson all the students have learnt and can now use in the industry.
Danielle Smith, a student from the course said, “The brief was to be very creative, knowing Jenny can give constructive feedback, this motivated us to work harder and is exactly what we need to learn for the industry.” Another student, Sarah Omorogbe, added, “This project is very different and makes us see the opportunity we have to be creative with materials. I have really enjoyed this project and now I can work by combining different techniques.”
Jan Wrigley, Senior Lecturer in Textiles, said, “This project required students to be even more adventurous than before. A lot of the students have risen to the challenge and they should be very pleased with their collections. They are all tactile, colourful and more importantly they answered the brief. The collections were young, fresh, off-beat and the students mixed and matched textiles together; a very rewarding end to the project.”
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