UAL Insights works with schools and FE colleges to inspire and support the next generation of artists and designers. In November London College of Fashion delivered styling and photography workshops onsite, at Waltham Forest College to students studying art, design and fashion.
Students worked with denim to create funky shoots and considered all the elements required to make a successful photo shoot, and the team at LCF were impressed with the outcome. Two of the students involved, Kyle and Amanda, went on to feature in the Guardian, in a feature called, “What we teenagers wore this week”.
Waltham Forest College tutor Teleica Kirkland said:
The workshops were so helpful and invaluable allowing student to throw themselves into something different at college. It is so helpful to have this input from a leading university and provides amazing insight into the industry. I think most importantly it made students realise how much hard work and collaboration is needed to get a photoshoot completed.
Five of the students are applying to study at LCF next year, and hope that the experience and work will enhance their portfolio. Kalina Pulit who worked with the students said:
I had two great sessions at the college with a lot to cover from brainstorming and customising clothing to finding the right location for the shoot. Students worked in groups and we tried to mimic the university standards of working and the nature of the industry with students taking on different roles and collaborating together. It was a very quick paced project and the students responded with a lot of energy and imagination. Considering it was the first contact with image making in a fashion context for some students, the outcomes were fresh, diverse and represented students’ identity very well
LCF’s Outreach Manager Michele Buchanan said:
Hopefully we have inspired loads more to consider studying fashion in the next few years.
Later on this term UAL Insights will deliver tailoring workshops at Newham College and invite Leyton Sixth Form College to visit LCF Pattern Cutting facilities at Curtain Road.