Friday, 21 December 2012

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Gift from Giles Deacon & SHOWstudio

Launched in 2002, SHOWstudio's Design Download initiative has a simple and direct aim: to help demystifying the fashion process by offering prestigious designer garment patterns for download via the Internet.
The ninth installment in the series comes from one of London's top talents; acclaimed designer, renowned wit and party dress doyen Giles Deacon. He's offered up the pattern to his saucy double duchess silk The Troubadour dress from his nature-inspired Autumn/Winter 2007 collection. The frock - which was modelled on the runway by Lara Stone - is part playful, part traditional, thanks to eighteenth century notes such as a regal square neckline and puff sleeves.
We will be celebrating the artistic potential of Deacon's pattern with an amazing competition. Once you've constructed your take on the dress, simply submit images of your creation to SHOWstudio via Twitter (@SHOWstudio #DesignDownload) and/or email ( for the chance to see your work displayed online in our submissions gallery. Nick Knight and Giles Deacon will review the entries and select their favourite, which will then become the star of a specially commissioned SHOWstudio fashion film! Who wouldn't want to see one of their creations captured exquisitely on camera at SHOWstudio?

Friday, 14 December 2012


Details and how they make a collection
All the work for FSH2400 has now been fully marked and ready to be delivered back to you next Monday 17th by Gwen & Scott.  You have all been sent your time-slot, please be prompt!
Images below of some of the interesting details that came through.. there were many more.. Well done!

Monday, 10 December 2012

Year ONE: The MoDA Obsessions

!REMEMBER: everyone take their student cards with them!

Many thanks to MoDA's Richard Lumb for a great presentation today

TOPIC: 1900's / Art Nouveau
Monday 17th: 3:00pm (meet Richard outside MACLab at 2:40pm - Must be Prompt!)
1. Jess B
2. Anna B
3. Gizem A
4. Stephanie Y
5. May M
6. Sadia S
7. Deepali R
8. Pranisha
9. Halldora

TOPIC: 1930's / Suburbia
Tuesday 18th: 2:00pm (meet Richard outside MACLab at 1:40pm - Must be Prompt!)
1. Temilola A
2. Natalie B
3. Chloe F
4. Tamsin J
5. Georgia G
6. Lydia S
7. Dawn A
8. Sophie L

TOPIC: 1950's / HomeCrafts with Household Management elements
Wednesday 19th: 3:00pm (meet Richard outside MACLab at 2:40pm - Must be Prompt!)
1. Rose R
2. Charlotte Mc-V
3. Joe B

TOPIC: 1960 / 70's with COLOUR
Thursday 20th: 2:00pm (meet Richard outside MACLab at 1:40pm - Must be Prompt!)
1. Dweight T
2. Miles K
3. Dannii H
4. Sian H
5. Karen L
6. Morgan T
7. Erum W
8. Sarinya R
9. Ayse F
10. Emily L

MoDA website - very user friendly & visit to discover more for yourself.

MoDA contact: Louisa Knight  email: / call: 0208 411 5445

Helpful hints: Remember write down 'object number', which theme it belongs to and anymore descriptive information

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Tavi Gevinson: Still Figuring it Out


Tavi Gevinson is editor-in-chief and founder of and writes Rookie, a site for teenage girls, broke 1 million page views within 5 days of launching in September of 2011, and contributors have included Miranda July, Dan Savage, Joss Whedon, JD Samson, Zooey Deschanel, Sady Doyle, Lesley Arfin, and Cindy Gallop. It has received praise from Weekend Edition Sunday on NPR, the New Yorker, and a number of other publications, and, most importantly, the girls who write in to the site. Tavi has also written for publications such as Harper's Bazaar, Jezebel, Lula, and Pop, and is a contributing editor to GARAGE magazine. She is 15 and a sophomore in high school, and also the author of an embarrassing diary recently found from the 6th grade.
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Thursday, 6 December 2012