All of the work undertaken by students on this degree course is grounded in research. A couple of weeks back the third year students (and tutors) went up to London together to visit exhibitions, and students used the time to undertake primary observational research on their chosen final project brands. First stop was the Future Home exhibition at the Design Museum, and we were fortunate to visit during the time of a temporary luxury pop up exhibition entitled; The Luxury Cave’. Both exhibitions, albeit different, allowed students to make connections to the world we live in today and their own brand based research and the environments in which they operate. A great day, and a touch of social combined, everyone came home happy (but tired)!


A Breath of Berlin 


We woke the last day to clear blue skies; the rest of the week had been grey with some light snow the night before, not that anyone had noticed. There hadn’t been time for polite conversions on weather. Five days had passed in a blur, but not in a whirlwind but rather as a dream. We’d experienced so much Fashion, culture or otherwise. We felt we were leaving German soil with a new perspective.  Fashion Tech illuminated the pressing issue of climate change already at the forefront of this year’s state of fashion, and the other shows seek and premium echoing its message along with other of 19/20 trends to come. Seek’s abundance of street-wear celebrated the warehouse aesthetic, there was a mixture of niche and well-known millennial brands(such as champion, Fila and Ellesse to name a few). Premium was chaos: print, colour, texture, row-by-row, column-by-column. The Reichstag building offered some social and historical context, which was concreted through seeing artists and photographer’s work in galleries, streets and even a certain wall, need I name? Monkey bar provided a high-rise view to take in the sweep of this incredibly rich past and present day city, with a daiquiri in hand and a giggle to the person on the left it was a refreshing way to wash over the busy days events.