GSA Undergraduate Fashion Show
Glasgow School Of Art's third year textile students have been busily stitching, cutting and dyeing in preparation for their annual fashion show, taking place at GSA's Vic's Bar Renfrew Street on Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 March, at 7pm and 9pm.
The main aim of the show is to raise money for inclusion in a showcase exhibition, New Designers, in London 2011. With that goal in mind and only 6 weeks to complete the project, students will be working flat out to organise every aspect of the event; the making of the garments, selection of models, stage design and promotion. Head of Department, Jimmy Stephen-Cran promises the show will be as "sassy and energetic as ever, and that more importantly this event offers students first hand experience of the professional world."
As part of the centenary celebration of the Mackintosh building, students took their inspiration from the extensive GSA archives, and were not only required to design the garment, but to make the textile from which it was constructed. Highlights include pieces created from the reinterpretation of 1920's children's clothing, 50's classic tailoring and 70's photographs.
As if that wasn't enough, there will be a chance to buy garments designed and made by the students in the Fashion Show Boutique, open both evenings.
This will be one of the last Fashion Shows for Textiles students, as GSA will now offer a combined Fashion and Textiles BA (Hons) degree. Tickets are £7.50 (£5.50 concessions) and can be purchased from the Vic Bar, the GSA Shop within the Mackintosh Building, and direct from www.ticketscotland.com. The article continues online, where we catch up with a few of the students.