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BA (Hons) Fashion and Fashion Branding & Communication London Summer Show: Graduate Fashion Week

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Each year, Graduate Fashion Week (GFW) invite universities and fashion companies from around the world to attend and take part in one of the biggest international fashion awards show.

BA (Hons) Fashion students had their work modelled on the catwalk, while BA (Hons) Fashion Branding and Communication students exhibited in AUB’s exhibition event space. Students from both courses had the chance to network with the fashion industry at the spectacular annual event.

GFW described AUB’s collection as “a celebration of every generation”.

“Arts University Bournemouth put on a catwalk show that kept the audience on their toes, with each collection coming out to overwhelming cheers and applause.” Read more from GFW’s review of the AUB catwalk here.

We caught up with some of this years’ graduating students to talk about their work, their time at AUB and their future plans.

SAVI SHETTY

Could you tell us a bit about your work?

My works actually based on the bag I’m wearing right now! it’s based on the illusion of flatness – I wanted to create garments that look 2D and give a bit of a childish outlook.

Could you tell us about your time at AUB?

I specialised in womenswear and honestly, it’s been incredible because I didn’t have any sewing skills or any knowledge of fashion before this, so everything I know, every skill I have is because of the course. It’s actually pretty amazing.

What’s your plan next?

I’m just going to perfect my digital portfolio, send it out and apply for a few jobs.

Take a look at Savi’s Instagram Channel to see more of her work.

MONIKA STUMPF

Could you tell us a bit about your work?

I focused on product design for my final project. My work is menswear, but it’s also unisex, it’s pretty flexible.

Could you tell us about your time at AUB?

Its been really fun, there’s always stuff to do and as for the course, there are lots of opportunities to change and adapt your work if you’re not happy with it and it is really flexible.

What’s your plan next?

I would like to start my own business and create my own brand. But I also would like to land a job – because who doesn’t want a job!

Take a look at more of Monika’s work on her Instagram Channel.

NATALIE FRANCO

Could you tell us a bit about your work?

For my final major project, I started with my heritage. I’m from Brazil and Madeira and I used old tribesman and farmer garments and accessories and their functional clothing to create something new. I made a streetwear collection using an old inspiration to create a new collection. I used modern colours with the same techniques for the aesthetic of their old clothing.

Could you tell us about your time at AUB?

It’s been brilliant, very fulfilling. It’s also been hard work, I’ve been here every day. The tutors have helped a lot and we just get a lot of help with the technicians and everything. The facilities are great as well, which has been so essential to being able to finish our collections.

What’s your plan next?

I’m hoping to get into a design team. Hopefully an internship or a job from Graduate Fashion Week so it’s been brilliant being here and being able to meet so many people.

GRADUATE FASHION WEEK 2018

Last year, at GFW 2018, AUB was named officially the best graduate collection of the event, winning a total of seven awards, including the critically acclaimed Christopher Bailey Gold Award. Read about AUB at GFW 2018.

Find out more about studying BA (Hons) Fashion and BA (Hons) Fashion Branding and Communication at AUB.

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