BA Course

Burberry’s A/W 15 Runway Collection

We were delighted to be invited to the Burberry Prorsum A/W 2015 runway collection Perks Field, Kensington Palace Gardens on February 23rd. Ten students from BA and MA Textile Design were able to have a first-hand insight into the Autumn/Winter trends.

‘Patchwork, Pattern and Prints’, was a truly magical feast for the eyes for any textile student. Fabrics were richly embellished or printed, suede tassles swung in rhythm to Clare Maguire’s powerful rock voice,  patchwork suede coats and high boots nodded to a sixties sentiment, and flowing floral print dresses gave the show a contemporary ‘Bohemian’ feel. This was ‘flower power’ for the 21st century – much to inspire emerging textile designers.

To view the A/W 2015 Womenswear runway show click here.

Burberry students

Chelsea Textile students ready to view the show

Burberry catwalk

The magical finale

Knitwear Salon: Helen Lawrence’s Collection at Chelsea’s Banqueting Suite

Textile design alumna Helen Lawrence returned to Chelsea to showcase her A/W 2015 cool chunky knits for London Fashion Week. After graduating from Chelsea BA Textile Design, Helen went on to study MA Fashion at Central Saint Martins. She’s now making a name for herself in British fashion. Check her latest work out here: Helen Lawrence’s website; London Fashion Week profile

Helen Lawrence (left) with Julia Pines, Chelsea's specialist knit tutor

Helen Lawrence (left) with Julia Pines, Chelsea’s specialist knit tutor

Two examples of Helen’s collection:
Helen Lawrence 2

Helen Lawrence 3
pair: Helen left, Julia Pines, Chelsea’s specialist knit tutor +2 images from collection

Artsthread reviews the BA Textile Design graduate show

Artsthread, the ‘launchpad for new creatives’ is a valuable resource and network for designers. See their review of the Chelsea Textile Design degree show here:
artsthread degree show blog sept2014
http://blog.artsthread.com/2014/06/ual-chelsea-college-arts-ba-textiles-graduates-2014/