M D E S FA S H I O N + T E X T I L E S
MASTER OF DESIGN FASHION + TEXTILES Scotland enjoys an evocative and distinguished history when it comes to cloth and clothing traditions. Fair Isle, Shetland, Sanquhar and Aran knits, Turkey Red printed cloth, the Paisley, Harris Tweed, Ayrshire Whitework needlework, the Mackintosh raincoat and Inverness Cape are all instantly recognisable for their quality, integrity and supreme cottage industry skill or classic manufacturing and making techniques. This notion of quality, supreme integrity and making skills underpins the philosophical rationale of the Master of Design, Fashion and Textiles programme. The vibrancy of the city of Glasgow and the dynamic environment afforded by the School set the ideal conditions for Fashion and Textile Design at The Glasgow School of Art to influence and pioneer this rich historic continuum. MDes F+T is a 12 month calendar year programme and runs full time from September to September.
It is an advanced skills post-graduate programme designed to meet the ambitions of motivated Fashion and Textile Graduates who wish to extend, develop and hone their individual ‘design signature’. The programme attracts and welcomes two different ‘types’ of Fashion Design student, each with a characteristically different approach. One can broadly be described as ‘Textile (or surface) led’ with a design approach considered to be from the ‘Textileoutwards’. The other can broadly be described as ‘Silhouette (or shape) led’ with a design approach considered to be from the ‘Silhouette-inwards’. Textile-led Fashion Designers are more concerned with the surface (print, embroidery, decoration) or structure (weave, knit) of the fabric in a garment and tend to think more in two dimensions when designing. Silhouette led designers are more concerned with the shape, cut, outline and construction of a garment and tend to think more in three dimensions when designing.
An everyday example might be the difference between an Aran jumper and a tailored jacket. In an Aran jumper (textile led) it is the decorative effect of the cables and the structure of the knit which ‘leads’ the garment. Also, the textile and garment are created and considered simultaneously. In a tailored jacket (silhouette led) it is the shape, cut outline, and construction, which ‘leads’ the garment. Also, the textile and garment are created and considered separately.
Postgraduate Open Day is Saturday 1st December 2012. Programme enquiries should be directed to Beca Lipscombe, the MDes F+T Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org and Application and Submissions enquiries should be directed to Shona Hamilton, Registry (admissions) at email@example.com.
Visit us at: www.gsa-fashiontextiles-masters.info www. gsa.ac.uk
Generative drawing (from a series), Mar铆a Paula Bar贸n Aristizabal
Right: Flats For Collection (From A Series), Julia Maclean Above: Technical Drawing For “Lady In Jute” Coat, Masako Morioka
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PROMENADE MASTERS’ FASHION + TEXTILES COLLECTIONS Presented by
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Queen Elizabeth to Hebrides - Arriving at Municipal Building, Oban
Working Drawings (in progress) for print, Alison Jordan