It’s got to that time of year when the fashion shows are in full show and whilst LFW takes centre stage the student and graduate shows deserves as equal amount of attention and praise.
None more so that the Glasgow School of Art who will be showing their annual Fashion Show on the 8th and 9th of March. The show has been
an eagerly anticipated event in Glasgow’s calendar for over 70 years. However
the 2011 show is unique as it is the last ever to take place at the Vic Bar – one of
Glasgow’s best loved venues which is set to close its doors in June.
In tribute, the Third Year Textile Design students will create capsule collections
inspired by the Newbery Tower, home to Textiles since the 1970’s and also a
wealth of information from the fantastic GSA archives. Working within their
chosen specialism of print, knit, weave or embroidery each student will create
not only the garments but the textiles they are made from. These three-piece
collections will display a wide range of influences from Chinese kimonos to
Glasgow style embroidery and the condemned Newbery Tower itself. Each
Second Year student will also contribute a garment to the show. In addition,
there will be a chance to purchase items designed by the students in the Fashion
Show Boutique before and after the shows.
The show is organized and produced collectively by the Third Year students
who hope to raise enough money to present their final degree collection at ‘New
Designers’ graduate event in London 2012. The prestigious textiles programme
at The Glasgow School of Art has a long heritage and has produced some
outstanding talent such as Jonathon Saunders, Louise Grey, Bebaroque and
To coincide with the show, an exhibition of the First Year fashion and textiles
students’ work will be held in GSA’s Atrium Gallery from the 8th to the 13th of
The Fashion Show Tickets are priced at £7 adult/£5 concessions, available
from Vic Bar, GSA shop in the Macintosh building and Ticket Scotland –
www.ticketscotland.com. Shows are at 7pm and 9pm both evenings.