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University of Montreal Industrial Design HEC Project 2014

University of Montreal HEC Project 2014

Second-year industrial design students from the University of Montreal have recently completed the 2014 edition of their HEC design project. Working in teams of three, students were given six weeks to come up with an idea, manufacture it, give it a brand identity and sell it at the salon L’Oréal HEC. ARTS THREAD blog editor Calum Ross reports.

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ARTS THREAD X URBAN OUTFITTERS Make It Design Holiday Shop Winner Fleur Hobro


Manchester School of Art MMU graduate Fleur Hobro was one of the winners in our Arts Thread x Urban Outfitters Holiday Shop Competition with her Open Knit Tunic knit. We caught up with Fleur for a speedy Q&A to learn more about what the Urban Outfitters win has meant to her.

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EcoChic Design Award 2014/15 finalists: Q&A with Laurensia Salim

Laurensia Salim

Singapore-based designer Laurensia Salim is one of the ten talented designers selected as a finalist in this year’s EcoChic Design Award organised by Hong Kong NGO Redress. Read on to learn more about Laurensia’s sustainable collection The Sea and its Creatures.

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Fashion Design Graduate Exhibition @RMIT

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Late last month, Melbourne-based RMIT held an exhibition that celebrated the original, innovative and inspiring work of their Bachelor of Fashion program.

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GraphicsRCA: 50 Years and Beyond


The Royal College of Art is celebrating 50 years since the very first exhibition of Graphic Design in 1963, some 15 years since the course was introduced at the college in 1948. Katie Dominy reports for ARTS THREAD.

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DAF Cape Town Fashion Show 2014

Arts Thread - DAF - Claire Sharwood

The Design Academy of Fashion in Cape Town is known for the success of its graduates, many of whom have made a mark in the industry, among whom are Elle Rising Star 2013 and 2014 winners, Nicholas Coutts and Tamara Cherie Dyson. This year, the DAF fashion show showcased some promising graduates, whose ranges highlighted their trend relevance and commercial appeal.

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LCC MA 2014: Graphic Branding and Identity


The London College of Communication LCC presents the next generation of creative talent from its postgraduate courses in media and design. ARTS THREAD went along to view the exhibition for MA Graphic Branding & Identity. Hurry – the show ends this Saturday December 13 2014.

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Chelsea College of Arts 2014: Good Vibrations, Year 2 Textile show

Jinsil Choi/ Madeline Ternisien

Good Vibrations, an exhibition of work by second year textiles students at Chelsea College of Arts, showcased concepts for fabrics and product innovations. The show, held at Chelsea’s Pimlico site on November 27 revealed an inspiring variety of fresh ideas. Students used colour, surface, texture and form to create their concepts in print, weave, knit, stitch and digital textiles.

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Admiralty Needle, 2014 Winners

Arts Thread - Admiralty Needle 2014 Winners

Last month, the Saint Petersburg State University of Technology and Design became host to the Admiralty Needle Competition – an event focused on the design talent of Russia and her neighbouring countries. Awarding individuals from a range of disciplines that included childrenswear, footwear and sportswear, ARTS THREAD’s Alex Brownless was one of the judges on the contest’s impressive panel.

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LCF College Shop

Arts Thread - LCF College Shop

The London College of Fashion’s pop-up retail space, College Shop, will return this December for a fourth year. Introduced to its new home at 33 Marshall Street, it opens its doors this Thursday 11th December until Tuesday 16 December. ARTS THREAD previews what’s in store and some ARTS THREAD members whose work will be on show.

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