The 16 students from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) and the Institute of Apparel Management (IAM) in India were in the city earlier this month (JUL).
The course was entitled ‘The Mark of Style: Glamour Fashion’, and explored luxury brands and glamour.
Students attended lectures, seminars and workshops to develop their understanding of luxury fashion, trends and design techniques.
The summer school began in London, with visits to the Jean Paul Gautier ‘From the sidewalk to the catwalk’ exhibition at the Barbican, the ‘Glamour of Italian Fashion’ exhibition at the V&A Museum and the New Designers 2014 graduate show.
Scott Knight, Business Development Manager at the Faculty of Arts, said: “The international summer school this year has been fantastic – we have enjoyed hosting students from NIFT for several years now and this year has been fantastic once again; particularly with students also joining us from IAM making it our best attended course to date
Pat Dillon, Head of Visual Arts said “It has been great to work with such an enthusiastic group of students. We hope they have learnt a lot new techniques and that they will take a great deal back from the visit as they continue their studies in India.”
The students have sampled English heritage enjoying visits to Wightwick Manor and Moseley Old Hall during their stay.
University of Wolverhampton graduate, Kennedy Glews, who graduated with a Frist Class Honours in 2012 was employed through the STEP placement programme as an integral part of the running of the summer school.
It is the fourth year the University has hosted students from NIFT and the first for IAM students.
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Date Issued: 16 July 2014