Fashion and Art: The Best of Lewisham College

Over the next couple of weeks, Brockley residents will be able to sample the best of Lewisham College students' fashion and performance art work.

The Lewisham College Fashion Show

Students from Lewisham College’s Fashion Department will be taking their collections to the catwalk on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 June 2009 for their annual Fashion Show.
Around 90 students from eight different courses will be showing off their creations at the end of year extravaganza.

Head of Fashion at the College, Mary Kay, says: “The Fashion Show is so great because it is inclusive; we celebrate the extraordinary work of all our students. The ‘Catwalk’ changes everything, transforming the student and putting each at the centre of some well deserved time in the spotlight. This makes all the difference to them.”

Final year Fashion student Amy Campbell, 19, is excited about showing off her collection. She says: “My final collection is inspired by Gothic and Victorian clothes. I’m really inspired by Victorian clothes, I like them because they’re complicated, and they give a good shape and silhouette. They also have great detail to them.

“Fashion is one of the best courses that Lewisham College offers. Actually making the clothes is my favourite part: seeing your drawings come alive from the page.

“In September I’m heading to London College of Fashion, but in the future I’d like to become a fashion designer. I want to bring Victorian style to the high street.” Project Runway eat your heart out.

The Fashion shows will be held on 24 & 25 June in the College’s Tressillian Theatre, 7pm. Tickets are £5.

The Lewisham College Visual Arts Exhibition

Lewisham College will be hosting five exhibition spaces containing an inspiring collection of the most fresh and exciting art and design talent in South London this month.

The exhibitions will display the work of students from the Visual Arts Department, and will host contemporary and experimental artworks that ask questions, challenge the viewer and push boundaries.

The students are exhibiting in a broad range of mediums: installation, photography, graphic design, animation, illustration, textiles, sculpture, painting, video and printmaking.

“We are a very proud of the distances our students have travelled in their time at Lewisham College,” says Programme Area Leader for Visual Arts and Media Tanya Paget. “15 out of 16 Foundation Diploma students have accepted offers to study at a range of top Universities.”

The Public viewing will run between:

10am-4pm 26, 29, 30 June, 1, 2 July 2009, Lewisham Way Campus, Rooms B123/B121/B120/T29