In­dus­try week sees fash­ions take shape

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS - RHI­AN­NON MCDOWALL

FASH­ION stu­dents com­pleted a live project with in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned dig­i­tal fab­ric print com­pany Think Pos­i­tive Prints as part of Mac­cles­field Col­lege’s in­dus­try fo­cus week.

The stu­dents, who are on the first year of a Univer­sity of Arts Lon­don Level Three Ex­tended Di­ploma course, were asked to pro­duce a one­off print, de­signed from scratch which would later be trans­formed into a re­peat pat­tern.

They were then able to see their de­signs come to life when the firm printed each stu­dent a sam­ple of their work on ny­lon ly­cra.

An­gela Devoti, course leader for fash­ion at the col­lege, said: “This has been an ex­cel­lent learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for all the stu­dents – the group were given one week to de­sign their print and ev­ery­one worked very hard to de­velop di­rec­tional out­comes.

“All the art­work was cre­ated by hand, work­ing as freely and as broadly as pos­si­ble us­ing lots of mixed me­dia to de­velop a broad range of ex­per­i­men­ta­tion.

“Later, stu­dents explored their ideas in Pho­to­shop to re­peat their de­sign. When de­sign­ing a re­peat print many el­e­ments need to be taken into con­sid­er­a­tion, from colour hues, fab­ric suit­abil­ity, the re­peat and flow of the de­sign on cloth.

“Penny and her team kindly in­vited us down for a tour of the stu­dio and to watch each stage of the process of dig­i­tal print­ing which was a very in­sight­ful ex­pe­ri­ence for all our stu­dents.”

Fash­ion stu­dent Sabine Hus­sain said: “I re­ally loved cre­at­ing the print un­der a live in­dus­try dead­line.

“I also en­joyed watch­ing my draw­ing trans­form into a re­peat print. See­ing the fi­nal de­sign on cloth was a very re­ward­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Penny McIntyre, di­rec­tor of Think Pos­i­tive Prints, also ran a com­pe­ti­tion to pick four of the best de­signs to be printed on over a me­tre of fab­ric so that stu­dents could turn their de­sign into a gar­ment piece.

But with the stan­dard of ideas be­ing so high, Penny se­lected six win­ners.

She said: “We loved the de­sign va­ri­ety.

“We espe­cially loved how they were hand drawn and painted and how all were creative, in­di­vid­ual and orig­i­nal in their cre­ation.

“It was hard to choose the win­ners – they were all wor­thy of a prize.”

Fash­ion stu­dent Kaily Lau also im­pressed Penny, who gave first com­mis­sion.

●● Up­ton Pri­ory School year four pupils who took part in ‘Mini Mac­beth’ with MP David Rut­ley and head­teacher Steve Ken­drick

●● The Mac­cles­field Col­lege fash­ion stu­dents and with some of the de­signs

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