A selection of photos showing the care and detail the A2 Fashion students put into their work here in the White building at Truro College – a range of the beautiful coursework garments made by our brilliant second year students.
Next up is textile artist and part time lecturer here at Truro College Becky Williams.
“I am a practicing textile artist and part-time Textile Lecturer at Truro College. Currently based in Falmouth, I completed three Art & Design A levels and Foundation Diploma at Truro college, before studying Contemporary Textiles in Cardiff, graduating with a first class honours degree in 2008. I am also self-employed and run my own creative textile workshops locally.”
More of her work can be seen HERE.
Next up is Matt Tremaine. He is currently in his third year studying at Bath School of Art and Design. Matt works in all areas of design but predominantly within publication/editorial design, typography, advertising and printmaking.
“My areas of interest are in fashion and sport. I am always testing myself and developing my skills in all areas of design. I see a challenge as an opportunity to show my abilities and I crave learning from others and gaining experience. Simplicity and minimalism in my work is key whether it be the design or the concept.
Whilst at Truro College I was taught the fundamentals of design, using software, analog processes and many more. I had a a lot of freedom and from experimentation I was able to generate a love and interest for all area’s of art and design. Originally I wanted to progress as a printmaker, mainly down to the passion of my lecturer George Hounsome, later on I found a love for typography but I still use all the skills and knowledge learnt years ago in my current practice.”
You can view more of his work HERE.
Our next featured past student is Jessica Tremaine. Jess designs for Adidas and runs Sunday Blessed.
“I undertook the National Diploma in Art & Design course at Truro College after being excited by the work I saw at the yearly exhibition. I was given creative freedom in experiencing many different art forms whilst being offered wonderful guidance. If you are passionate about art thats the course for you and the lecturers give you a lot of confidence. I also completed the Foundation Diploma that the college offer, Tregye is a beautiful relaxing campus and the technicians are unbelievably helpful in helping you realise your art work.”
You can see more of her work HERE
`I live in London where I work as Fashion Coordinator for bi-annual luxury fashion publications 10 Magazine and 10 Men.
After completing the National Diploma in Art & Design at Truro, I went on to graduate from Central Saint Martins with a fashion degree, before working freelance at publications including The Sunday Times Style magazine. I then began my current role at 10 & 10 Men. I also work closely with international stylist and creative director Sophia Neophitou on brand consultancies which include Roland Mouret and Antonio Berardi.
My time at the college allowed me to fully explore my potential through great one on one tuition and creative freedom. My tutors provided me with invaluable direction that definitely helped shape my future in the industry.`
You can see more of Wills work and styling skills HERE.
The A-level Textiles and Fashion students have been treated to an amazing redesign of their studio base with purpose built dress form storage and additional sewing stations to feed their creativity for 2014-15.
We look forward to the results their new creative space will inspire.
A big thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make it happen especially; Sean for the original idea, and Amy, Alex, Reece and Stuart for their technical support.
Truro College students taking AS Three Dimensional Design: Textiles Fashion have been busy this past term creating some stunning textile work. Each student has responded to one of four design briefs-
Body versus Machine, Water, Tribal/ Folk & Vintage.
To create their final pieces the students have draped their designs on a dress form, used the drape to create their own paper patterns and carried out an extensive range of sampling to refine their embellishment choices.
The images show their finished pieces which look diverse and very professional.