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FASHION LOCKDOWN: BARCELONA

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ELENA CARDONA is a freelance senior bags and accessories designer based near Barcelona. For over 15 years, she’s worked with some of the best known luxury brands in the world, including Margiela, Lanvin, Hermes, Lemaire and Isabel Marant. Here, she gives an insight into how the Coronavirus crisis has affected her work on a personal level, …

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WHAT MAKES A PORTFOLIO STAND OUT BEST, IN A POOL OF OTHER CANDIDATES?

(Question from Adam – Textile Design Graduate) FCC: There are so many elements that go towards making a good portfolio, however the most important thing to consider, regardless of your experience level or design specialism, is whether it’s aligned to the brand/s you’re approaching. Never have a ‘one size fits all’ approach – you should edit …

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WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE: A FINAL YEAR FASHION STUDENT DURING A PANDEMIC

For every fashion student, graduation year and the run-up to presenting final collection is always stressful, but for the Class of 2020, the last few weeks have been mind-blowingly difficult, as they face all of these challenge alongside the Covid-19 crisis. ELEANOR CHAPMAN & HANNAH CREAK are final year B.A fashion design students at Kingston University, …

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FASHION GRADS OF 2020 – WHAT NEXT?

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With GFW 2020 cancelled/postponed until further notice, and university runway shows also on hold, thousands of final year fashion students throughout the UK have been left without an outlet to show their final collections to the world. However, all is not lost… Several student/graduate led initiatives have quickly sprung up on Insta and Facebook, determined to …

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