In June we said goodbye to our 2015-16 Fashion Foundation students. The standard of work this year was truly excellent, with 44 out of 47 students getting university places, which they will start in October.
They are going on to study a variety of programmes including:
Most of have chosen to stay in London and will be attending UAL (Wimbledon, London College of Fashion and Chelsea), Westminster, Kingston and Middlesex, with a few going further afield to Birmingham, Nottingham, UCA and Southampton.
We would like to congratulate them on their achievements and wish them the very best of luck on their chosen degree programmes.
The Saturday Club is coming to West London College and it is FREE to 14-16 year olds.
From Saturday 7 May until Saturday 25 June, we will be running the National Art & Design Saturday Club, a Sorrell Foundation initiative. The Club gives young people aged 14–16 the unique opportunity to study art and design every Saturday morning at their local college or university, free of charge.
Our Art & Design team, headed by Louise Lidington, will be running the Saturday Club at West London College as part of a national scheme to inspire and support young and often talented individuals to progress into art and design based industries. The aim is to nurture the young people's talent and build their confidence and self-esteem and give an insight into college life and an understanding of new opportunities that further and higher education can offer, as well as helping improve their school work.
Click here to find out more, including how to apply.
On Thursday, Foundation Diploma in Fashion Design students visited Tate Modern in order to research our 'Fusions' project and our final major project. The Fusions project involves studying the work of two artists and fusing their styles together in one piece. Our final project uses materials sustainably and has a topical theme of our own choice.
The Tate Modern, with its amazing collection of modern and conceptual art, has provided us with plenty of inspiration and ideas.
The toolkits have arrived and we are looking forward to getting started.
On Thursday 10th December, the College welcomed members of the public to help us celebrate the festive season with mince pies and wine.
Our guests were able to view our work in the Exhibition and meet some of the students and tutors.
The demonstrations in mending and hat-making were particularly popular and these will be available as short courses in the New Year.
Thanks to all of who were able to join us, we really enjoyed having you, and we hope to see you again at future events.
West London College will be exhibiting in the Education section of the Clothes Show at Birmingham NEC.
We'll be on hand to talk to you about the Foundation Diploma courses and to show you some of our students' work.
If you have a spare moment between catwalk shows, the Pamper Lounge and the Designer Outlet, drop in to see our Admissions Advisers, Laura and Maya on Stand CF34.
On Wednesday our BA Fashion students visited the Barbican exhibition; 'The World of Charles and Ray Eames'. These furniture designers continue to influence modern design to this day. The students are finishing their pattern experimentation projects and what better way to learn about the importance of line than by examining the fresh and exciting designs of the Eames' from the 1940's.
Laura, our Admissions Advisor travelled to Sweden at the weekend to talk to students about coming to London to study with us. Together with Blueberry Worldwide, Laura will be visiting high schools in and around the Stockholm area over the coming days. Then from Thursday 19 November to Saturday 21 November, Laura will be on the Blueberry stand at the Student & Knowledge Fair which is being held at The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg. Come along and see us.
On Wednesday, the College welcomed some guest speakers from the National Army Museum to talk to us about the history and development of the army redcoat. The army uniform has undergone a transformation from bold red to subtle khaki/camouflage as the demands of modern warfare have changed.
Our Foundation students are currently completing their Metamorphosis project, during which they take apart and transform a simple white shirt, and they have been using the story of the army redcoat as a contextual reference.
The iconic redcoat seems to be on the forefront of everyone's minds as Burberry have incorporated it into their festive campaign. Check out the shop window on Regent Street!