1. Northumbria School of Design Senior Lecturers, Thomas Greenough and Tony Brotheridge launched a global fashion project with Collaborative Partner, BINUS University, to enable students from both Universities to work together.

    Students from both Universities competed to design a 4-look garment and fabric collection inspired by the traditional ‘ikat’ motif from East Nusa Tenggara combined with their own contemporary twist.

    The winning students from Northumbria School of Design, Daniel Fradgley and Victoria Schofield will travel to Lombok to collaborate with the winning BINUS students to combine and finalise their designs, to enable a strong cohesion between the collections which will showcase on the catwalk at Jarkata Fashion Week in November 2012.

    The word ‘ikat’ means ‘to bind’ and is an ancient way of creating designs and motifs in fabric by resist-dyeing the threads before the fabric is woven.

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  2. Northumbria University School of Design Catwalk Fashion Show at Graduate Fashion Week 2012.

    For more information on our Fashion Curriculum please visit northumbria.ac.uk/fashion

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  3. Prof. Bruce Montgomery, Chair in Design Craftsmanship and Caryn Franklin, howtolookgood.com and allwalks.org discussed the tactile and emotional aspects to design and products and how this impacts upon our appreciation of them.

    Caryn Franklin is former fashion editor of i-D Magazine, Caryn Franklin has been a fashion commentator for 29 years. She presented of the BBC’s Clothes Show for 12 years and produced numerous documentaries and various other TV programmes as well as 4 books. Working in education throughout her career and an ardent campaigner, she has co-chaired Fashion Targets Breast Cancer for 15 years; is Ambassador of the LCF Centre of Sustainability, and co founded the award winning All Walks Beyond the Catwalk.

    Bruce Montgomery is an internationally acclaimed Menswear Design Consultant, who before joining the School of Design worked as a menswear designer for a number of notable fashion houses including Luciano Soprani, Moschino, Katherine Hamnett and Nigel Cabourn before becoming Menswear Design Director for the DAKS brand worldwide where he showed his collections for the "Daks Luxury Line" on the catwalk at Milan Menswear Fashion Week. Rewarded as Emeritus Chairman of teh British Menswear Guild committee, he has spoken at numerous fashion events and conferences and had work published on fashion and craftsmanship. His research investigates ‘Touch’: as well being; as a design tool; as a method of communication; as a physical experience; and as a Learning and Teaching experience.

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  4. Prof Paul Rodgers, Chair in Design Issues, School of Design and Alex Milton, Director of Research, Heriot-Watt University discussed the challenges that the design industry and designers now face in the light of us all possessing excessive amounts of stuff.

    Paul Rodgers has had a distinguished and extensive career in design academia. Prior to joining Northumbria School of Design in November 2009, he was Reader in Design at Edinburgh Napier University between 1999 and 2009 and a post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge’s Engineering Design Centre between 1996 and 1999. He also worked at the University of Wolverhampton as a senior lecturer in Product Design between 1995 and 1996. Professor Rodgers has published more than 100 papers in book chapters, journals and conferences. He sits on the Editorial Review Board of many international design conferences including the Design Research Society, Design Computing and Cognition, and Engineering and Product Design Education. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the International journal Design Studies.

    Alex Milton, in his own words, is a designer, educator, researcher and writer with an aim to promote a critical, interactive and playful approach to design, from evolving new methods for concept generation to developing innovative products. Originally trained as a car designer, I have worked and taught across a range of design disciplines to create new methods and formats to encourage meaningful consumer and audience participation in the production, consumption and interpretation of design. I aim to create a vibrant design culture that thrives on idea creation, innovation and exploration, enabling the creation of inclusive designs for people, with people.

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  5. Prof. Bruce Montgomery, Chair in Design Craftsmanship and Caryn Franklin, howtolookgood.com and allwalks.org discussed the tactile and emotional aspects to design and products and how this impacts upon our appreciation of them.

    Caryn Franklin is former fashion editor of i-D Magazine, Caryn Franklin has been a fashion commentator for 29 years. She presented of the BBC’s Clothes Show for 12 years and produced numerous documentaries and various other TV programmes as well as 4 books. Working in education throughout her career and an ardent campaigner, she has co-chaired Fashion Targets Breast Cancer for 15 years; is Ambassador of the LCF Centre of Sustainability, and co founded the award winning All Walks Beyond the Catwalk.

    Bruce Montgomery is an internationally acclaimed Menswear Design Consultant, who before joining the School of Design worked as a menswear designer for a number of notable fashion houses including Luciano Soprani, Moschino, Katherine Hamnett and Nigel Cabourn before becoming Menswear Design Director for the DAKS brand worldwide where he showed his collections for the "Daks Luxury Line" on the catwalk at Milan Menswear Fashion Week. Rewarded as Emeritus Chairman of teh British Menswear Guild committee, he has spoken at numerous fashion events and conferences and had work published on fashion and craftsmanship. His research investigates ‘Touch’: as well being; as a design tool; as a method of communication; as a physical experience; and as a Learning and Teaching experience.

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Northumbria School of Design is a hugely passionate team of people, which has the will and commitment to champion Design towards what we may call “The New Architecture”. By this we mean using design in an architectural way; as a strategic thinker, social innovator, product developer and creator of all ‘things’ beautiful in order to creatively transform things, places and lives.

With over 1800 students from over 65 countries and approximately 120 staff, we are a vibrant community with one of the most diverse ranges of design courses to be found in any UK University and a rich design research culture rated ‘Word Class’ in the 2008 RAE.

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