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Fashion Womenswear
  • Fashion Studios

    Fashion Studios
    Photographer: Richard Haughton

    Fashion Studios
    Photographer: Richard Haughton

  • Fashion Studios

    Fashion Studios
    Photographer: Richard Haughton

    Fashion Studios
    Photographer: Richard Haughton

  • Fashion Studios

    Fashion Studios
    Photographer: Richard Haughton

    Fashion Studios
    Photographer: Richard Haughton

  • Fashion Studio

    Fashion Studio
    Photographer: Richard Haughton

    Fashion Studio
    Photographer: Richard Haughton

The newly relocated fashion studios in the Henry Moore Gallery, Kensington gives the programme a pivotal position within the college. Students are offered a designated studio space with integrated technical fashion facilities all on one central floor. Workshop resources include a series of industry standard pattern cutting tables, a fabric stockroom, a dedicated fashion computer studio, mannequins, finishing presses, flatbed machines as well as a wide variety of specialist sewing machinery, for both apparel and footwear. The facilities underpin the programme’s ethos of creating designer/makers who drive their 3D design objectives forward. The technical team provide support in the realisation of ideas through pattern cutting, making and garment construction.

Kensington Facilities

Fashion Workshops

Workshops include a series of industry standard pattern cutting tables, a fabric stockroom, mannequins, finishing presses, flatbed machines as well as a wide variety of specialist sewing machinery, for both apparel and footwear. For Fashion, technical staff provide support in three dimensional works including details conceived on the stand, using traditional and creative pattern cutting techniques and fabric manipulation as well as garment construction. High-tech printing, knitting and weaving equipment is also accessible. As well as having specialist footwear and millinery machinery to use with traditional materials such as fabric and leather, the accessories pathway students can access cross college facilities to produce pieces in plastics, metal, ceramics and wood.

College-wide Facilities

By arrangement, students are also able to, and encouraged to use workshops and facilities in other Schools within the College. As well as College-wide facilities such as the Library and Drawing Studio .

  • Resource Stores  – Free hire of lens based media and AV equipment
  • College Shop  and  Print Shop  – Sells a variety of graphics and art supplies, wood and acrylic, stationary and paper to meet student’s daily needs at the College and provides various high quality large format inkjet printing in colour, grey scale and black and white available at both Kensington and Battersea sites
  • Raw Materials Workshop – The workshop provides a cutting service for students and dispenses wood, plastics and metal sold through the College Shop and free hire of a selection of power tools and ladders
  • Darwin Workshops  – Model making and bench areas, wood workshops, metal fabrication and welding, a resin studio, spray booth, a synthetic clay studio and vacuum forming as well as general 3D making support
  • Digital Aided Making – Provides subtractive manufacturing support for laser cutting, CNC machining and plasma cutting
  • RapidformRCA – Rapidform provides a wide range of high-end additive layer technology for rapid prototyping, 3d scanning and software processes
  • Ceramics and Glass – Facilities in the new Woo Building in Battersea includes areas for hot glass making, cold glass working, kiln forming, plaster model and mould making, plastic clay making as well as clay and glaze development
  • Jewellery and Metal – Also in the Woo building are processes available such as anodising, CAD/CAM-milling, computer modelling and rapid prototyping, casting, electroforming, enamelling, forging, tool making, patination, plating, presswork, spark erosion and laser, MIG and TIG welding
  • Textiles – Provides a yarn store as well as workshops supporting knitting and linking, computerised knit, embroidery machines and mixed media, printed and woven textiles
  • Painting and Sculpture – Materials workshops are provided for painting as well as a stretcher service and well equipped metal and wood workshops
  • Lens Based Media and Audio – There are a variety of photography, animation and moving image studios that provide filming, lighting, sound, workshops, studio bookings as well as printing and scanning
  • The Foundry – Supports a wide range of metal casting techniques including plaster and silicon rubber mould making for foundry work, lost wax work, ceramic shell investment, direct burn-outs, ludo investments, clay bond and CO2 sand moulding, melting, fettling cast work, tig welding, metal finishing, metal melting and pouring
  • Printmaking  – Comprise of etching, lithography, intaglio, screen printing and letterpress areas. With a digital suite comprising of large format digital printing and reprographics workshop

*Please note that access to some of these facilities are subject to an induction and academic need.

“Students have access to an impressive range of facilities across the College, from glass-blowing, to rapid-prototyping, to textile weaving, to printmaking, to photography and film studios.”

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Events

  • 10 September – 13 September

    Master of Research (MRes) Exhibition & Symposium 2018

    Public

  • 20 September – 23 September

    A thread is just a line

    Public

  • 29 October

    Chris Kraus on her new book: ‘Social Practices’ | Arts & Humanities Talk for AcrossRCA Week

    Public

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In this section

  • MA Programme Description
  • MA Entrance Requirements
  • Fashion Womenswear Staff
  • Cohort: Fashion Work-in-progress 2015
  • Student Stories
  • Fashion Womenswear Gallery











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