Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Burberry at Chelsea

This term Stage Three students at Chelsea have been working on an exciting project with Burberry with the theme 'Inside/Outside'. The link between Burberry and Chelsea is the location of Millbank by the River Thames and the Chelsea Parade ground has been the Burberry fashion show venue over the last two years. In the 18th and 19th century, the site of the college used to be the infamous Millbank Prison, designed using Bentham's 'Panoptican' building design. The project encourages students to uncover and revive vintage materials and historic processes that were current at the time of Millbank Prison, and to connect them to new, textile processes and innovations of tomorrow as well as sustainability. See the student blog to see students projects and interesting historical finds around the time and area and how the concepts are applied to contemporary thinking and textile design. I have got a feeling Christopher Bailey may be impressed.
Top image: Jo Fowles
Bottom: Imogen Houldsworth
Chelsea Textile Blog

1 comment:

  1. Very inspiring! I'm sure Bailey will be extremely impressed!