Student’s designs to storm the runway at Beijing Fashion Week

17 March 2017

Designs from six Manchester Fashion Institute students have been selected to feature in Fashion Show in partnership with Liberty London.

Mercedes Benz China Fashion Week is fast approaching. Opening March 25 2017 in Beijing, it will be exhibiting the latest designs for the upcoming Autumn-Winter 2017 season.

As part of China Fashion Week, Manchester Fashion Institute is running a project in partnership with Liberty London, where Fashion Design and Technology student’s designs will be showcased in a Collaborative Fashion Show with Beijing Fashion Institute on 27 March.

The project brief asked students to rethink the use of traditional Liberty prints, using the fabrics supplied in a new and exciting way. The students were tasked with 're-imagining the Liberty prints and designing with British attitude and aesthetic.' They were asked to consider elements such as culture and stylistic clashing; fabric and silhouette clashes; innovation through cut and construction methods; design narrative and visual impact.

Twenty designs have been chosen from six shortlisted students, who have joined the staff team in design sessions to refine their ideas, allocate fabrics and finalise planning for the chosen outfits.

The finished designs are being produced in China, and the six shortlisted students will be joining their garments in Beijing as part of a funded trip.

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