Careers in the Fashion & Textiles Industry with Discover Creative Careers
Wednesday 6th March – Time 7-8pm
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As part of CAREERS WEEK join us with Discover Creative for an in depth look at careers in Fashion and Textiles. We hope to vigorously promote this incredible industry within schools and have added to our existing resource of video journals by professionals and post graduate students in textiles and fashion and further developed the downloadable resources for you to use as part of your schools careers week events.
Discover Creative Careers is a government-funded, industry-led programme working to ensure there is a larger and more diverse intake of talent into the creative industries. It is funded by DCMS, with additional support from Arts Council England.
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As part of CAREERS WEEK join Nicky Simpson and Nicola Redmore(Huddersfield University) for a chat about careers in Fashion and Textiles. We hope to vigorously promote this incredible industry within schools and have added to our existing resource of video journals by professionals and post graduate students in textiles and fashion and further developed the downloadable resources for you to use as part of your schools careers week events
Taken from a blog written by Textiles Teacher Haidee Foy (Maidstone Grammar School for Girls) who used the Textiles Skills Centre ‘Careers in Fashion & Textiles’ Free Resource with her students:
GCSE Fashion and Textiles students have been exploring the work and careers of fashion industry professionals this week.
Free Resource by Textiles Skills Cente on Careers in Fashion & Textiles
A variety of industry experts have recorded 5-minute videos, discussing their educational backgrounds and careers, this has given our students a real insight into what a career in the fashion and textile industry might entail.
Hannah Jenkinson in Peru
Particular highlights included the work of HANNAH JENKINSON, who specialises in ethically crafted luxury knitwear. Hannah has worked for a number of high end and contemporary companies including Calvin Klein Collection, St John Knits and Equipment FR among others. She currently lives and works in Peru where she has her own knitwear studio for her ‘HJK’ brand.
Hand embroidered piece by Hannah Jenkinson
‘I believe that one of the most important things we can do right now for the planet,
for women, and for humanity, is to help indigenous cultures retain their way of life.’
Similarly, students were introduced to an alumni, KIRSTY ORIEL. Kirsty is a costume maker and bridal seamstress based in Kent. She graduated from Rose Bruford College with a 1st Class degree in Costume Design and has since worked for the Royal Opera House costume department, HalfPenny London and Dee Sheehan.
Her work includes designing and making bespoke bridal dresses and costumes for film, TV, theatre and opera and her more recent work featured in the period drama Bridgerton.
Kirsty Oriel’s Costumes for Mrs Coulter(Ruth Wilson) in His Dark Materials
Kirsty Oriel’s Bridgerton costumes
Each designer was asked to respond to a highly pertinent question – ‘what advice would you give to your 15-year-old self?’ A common theme was to pursue your passion, be creative and experimental in your work and to not be afraid of failure. All key points that we would always encourage students to follow.