Design critique role for former fashion student

2nd year Fashion students at Macclesfield College enjoyed a surprise visit from former Fashion student Victoria Hordern, who came back into College as a guest on the design critique panel alongside Course Leader Angela Devoti to advise students on their final design projects.

Angela commented, “The Year 2 Fashion students are currently working on their final major project bringing together all their skills developed over the past 2 years to produce their final design showcase.

"Today was their first design crit looking at their research gathered and begin bridging the gap between their references and initial design elements to start the design stages. It was great to have Victoria back in and working on the design panel. This was another great opportunity for the group to receive further guidance and support not only from myself but also sharing further viewpoints from an up-and-coming designer.”

Angela continued, “As always it is such a joy to have our former students back to share their insight with our current students. We had a very successful and creatively indulgent crit seeing all the diverse reference points gathered. Everyone is working full steam ahead as we prepare for the design stages and end-of year fashion show planning and once again it is getting very exciting!”

Former student Victoria, who is currently studying for an MA in Fashion at Kingston University, was happy to participate, commenting, “Assisting with the 2nd year crits was such a refreshing experience. Seeing their initial ideas and concepts form throughout primary and secondary research was fascinating. The design development and drawing skills from all students were amazing and I can really see these students doing well in their chosen degree courses! It was an absolute pleasure to be back at Macclesfield College and give students what I hope was useful advice in their final major projects - it was very interesting being on the opposite end of the table!”

The photos show examples of some of the student’s sketchbooks containing their gathered research which will now be used to prepare for the design stages.

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 Victoria Hordern reviews Louie Woodcock's design ideas.

Victoria Hordern reviews Louie Woodcock's design ideas.

 Louie's initial design development from research.

Louie's initial design development from research.

 Paige Bruchez's sketchbook.

Paige Bruchez's sketchbook.

 Example of Amy Edwards' work.

Example of Amy Edwards' work.

 Leah Brookes with personal objects to help inspire her design concepts.

Leah Brookes with personal objects to help inspire her design concepts.