Shirt Exhibition
Year 1 BA (Hons) Fashion
School of Fashion

The 1st Year students undertake the Shirt Project in their 2nd term. It is a challenging project for all the right reasons. It is the first project that students are asked to design specifically for a brand – in this case, a designer label sold at Dover Street Market. The founder, Rei Kawakubo, comments on her concept store:

“I want to create a kind of market where various creators from various fields gather together and encounter each other in an on going atmosphere of beautiful chaos: the mixing up and coming together of different kindred souls who all share a strong personal vision.”

Students chose to design a shirt for one of the following labels: Azzedine Alaia, Aganovich, Ann Demeulemeester, Casely-Hayford, Celine, Chalayan, Dior, Facetasm, Valentino, Giambattista Valli, J.W. Anderson, Erdem, Jacuemus, Simone Rocha, Molly Goddard, Phoebe English, Sacai, Thom Browne, Walter Van Beirendonck to name a few.

Another challenge was the making of the shirt – this project is the FIRST make project. As a project it develops a real understanding of the design process from concept to realisation. 

Bernadett Igyarto
Alex Jones
Izabela Girdwojn
Tihara Smith
Elisabeth Nilsson
Karolina Pivonkova
Emmanuel Villarba
Jneth Rana
Charlie Simmonds
Tayler Malynn#


Image credit: Izabela Girdwojn

Opening Information:

Project Space
UCA Epsom
Ashley Road
KT18 5BE

Opening times: Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-5pm

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