Skip to content | Accessibility Information

Final designs from the workshop

Final designs from the workshop

Foundation students work with Alexander McQueen on design project

14 February 2020

The Dynamic Draping workshop took place at McQueen’s Bond Street Store

Current students and alumni from the School of Art’s Foundation in Art & Design course recently collaborated with Alexander McQueen in a creative project to repurpose 20 rolls of donated dead-stock fabric.

Lead by Fashion/Textiles Pathway leader Joan Beadle, 15 current students and 3 alumni took part in the intensive, one-day Dynamic Draping workshop at McQueen’s exhibition space at Bond Street, London. Drawing inspiration from the ‘Roses’ exhibition, students produced a range of imaginative, elaborate and highly inventive responses.

Joan says that “Maintaining connections with our Alumni is a privilege and always so rewarding: We have two esteemed former foundation students who hold key positions at Alexander McQueen- Sarah Burton who is the Creative Director and Kathryn Dale on the Design team , We really appreciated that they made time in their busy schedules to talk to our current students as part of this project.”

“The on-going legacy of this Project and our networked relationships have felt particularly valuable in the past year and I know that our involvement in this project had a really positive impact helping our students to feel motivated, inspired and connected.”