Welcome to TICE Fashion & Textiles
Fashion & Textiles are hugely diverse areas which need to be thought of beyond a textile classroom. In TICE, we have the expertise to look at Fashion & Textiles in a variety of domains. We split our fashion/textiles team in to three main areas; Fashion/Textile Design & Production, Fashion Trends, Design & CAD and Fashion Communication. *For examples of Fashion & Textiles projects please scroll towards the bottom of this page.
What Fashion/Textiles cover:
Fashion/Textiles Design & Production:
Possibly the most traditional of our Fashion/Textiles area. Projects are developed around the classic design process, starting with research into trends, considering customers/markets. This moves into the design and development areas of illustration and technical drawing. Pattern cutting can include adapting commercial designs but also can be carefully calculated patterns created from scratch. This moves onto fabric selection and fabric manipulation using core and contemporary textile techniques. To complete projects students are taught sewing techniques using hand and machine based methods. Mentored by Charlotte Liddle (Textile Designer).
Core Subjects: Business Studies, Art, Market Research, English, Mathematics, Textiles, Design, Chemistry.
Fashion Trends, Design & CAD:
In this area of fashion focuses on the roles of the fashion researcher to designer. These projects involve more trend analysis or forecasting, buyer behaviour and brand awareness. This moves into the fashion illustration areas of garment design and technical drawing considering collections and range planning. Students who choose to go down this route are introduced to hand illustration techniques and visual studies but also into CAD (Computer Aided Design) using industry software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator to transform hand rendered illustrations and moodboards into digital outcomes. Students are also introduced to branding and marketing strategies when considering their final presentation boards. Mentored by Lottie Maddison (Illustration), Jennifer Barrett (Trend, Business & Marketing).
Core Subjects: Fashion, Art, Design, Technology, ICT, Media, Business Studies, Marketing & Communication.
This area of the fashion industry is incredibly vast and requires multi-skilled
Students who wish to be involved in this side of the industry require a keen interest in journalism, trend forecasting,brand awareness, marketing, promotio
Core subjects: Fashion, Art, Social Media, English, Journalism, ICT, Photography, Marketing, Business Studies & Public Relations.