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Art and fashion design students showcase work inspired by architecture

Art and fashion designs inspired by architecture are on display at an exhibition of work by students at City and Islington College (CANDI) this month.

Art and fashion design students showcase work inspired by architecture

The exhibition is being held at Resource for London, a charity offering community space at its building on Holloway Road, near the college’s Centre for Business, Arts and Technology.

The work was produced by first-year students studying for an Art and Design Level 3 Diploma and Fashion and Textiles Level 3 Diploma as part of their coursework.

The exhibition features a colourful array of vibrant 2D and 3D artwork created by Art and Design students including drawings, paintings, prints, models, fabric designs and digital animations.

It also includes a collection of shirts designed and produced by Fashion and Textiles students in collaboration with Menage Modern Vintage, which sells pre-owned designer clothes and accessories.

Art and fashion design students showcase work inspired by architecture

Both Art and Design and Fashion Design students visited London’s Square Mile to get inspiration from various types of architecture before exploring different materials and techniques in class.

Fashion and Textiles student Berfin Sunna, 17, said: “My shirt was inspired by The Shard and how the top of the building points, so I made the collars sharp.

“I was really pleased with how it turned out. It was identical my design. It’s been nice to see my drawing brought to life. I put it on Instagram and have had a lot of nice comments.

“My interest in fashion started at secondary school. I’ve always been very creative and been drawing fashion illustrations since I was a young. I enjoy coming into college every day.

“We design garments, make samples and learn different skills and techniques like sewing, pattern cutting and quilting. The teachers are always by your side if you need help. I enjoy it a lot.”

Art and fashion design students showcase work inspired by architecture

Menage Modern Vintage donated surplus secondhand and vintage stock including a box of Savile Row shirts to CANDI as part of a wider project to encourage recycling and sustainable fashion.

The finished designs were then modelled by the students and photographed by professional photographer Isla Mathieson before being displayed at the exhibition.

Read more about the project on Menage Modern Vintage’s blog here.

Art and fashion design students showcase work inspired by architecture

Marie Bradley, Head of School for Creative Arts and Media, said: “We have some wonderfully gifted and talented students at CANDI who have produced some outstanding work this year. Each brush stroke, line drawn and thread sewn is a reflection of their passion and creativity.

“The exhibition has been a fantastic opportunity to showcase their work to the wider community.”

Find out more and apply for Art, Design and Fashion courses here.

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