Graduate Fashion Week

ARTSTHREAD - Graduate Fashion Week

Arts Thread is proud to be a partner of Graduate Fashion Week – click on the image above to see the Arts Thread portfolios of Graduate Fashion Week exhibitors 2013.

Website: Graduate Fashion Week

Dates: Saturday 31st May – Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Location: The Truman Brewery, 11 Hanbury St, E1 6QR

Arts Thread is the official online portfolio website for Graduate Fashion Week and we were at the show to help the graduates find jobs or advise them how to start their own business.

View the 2013 Graduate Fashion Week portfolios on ARTS THREAD.

View the GFW 2013 Winners

Showcasing the work of over 1,000 graduates from some of the most influential UK and international universities, Graduate Fashion Week represents the future of creative design talent. Attracting over 20,000 guests each summer, the event features 22 catwalk shows, large exhibition from over 40 universities and an acclaimed Gala Award Show.

Graduate Fashion Week provides an unrivalled platform for the promotion of new talent. Designed to bridge the gap between graduation and employment, Graduate Fashion Week is responsible for launching the careers of some of the most successful designers of our time including Christopher Bailey who was the winner of the first ever Graduate Fashion Week Gold Award, Stella McCartney, Giles Deacon, Matthew Williamson and Julien Macdonald.

Image credits: 2013 Gold Award Winner Lauren Smith, Edinburgh College of Art / Menswear Award Winners 2013 Shauni Douglas and Olivia Creber, Edinburgh College of Art


Call for entries: FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014

ARTSTHREAD - Call for entries: FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014


Website: FASHIONCLASH Festival

Location/Experience/Age: Any

How: Download Online Application Form

Deadline: March 10 2014

ARTS THREAD is a media partner for FASHIONCLASH fashion platform – looking for emerging talent for several program parts of the festival. Designers and artists are invited to sign up for the fashion show program, exhibition, FASHIONCLASH Market and the FASHIONCLASH Side Program.

FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014, the 6th edition of the international and interdisciplinary fashion festival takes place 12 – 15 June 2014 in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

FASHIONCLASH Festival is an inspiring fashion festival organized by the Maastricht based FASHIONCLASH Foundation. The program with fashion shows, exhibitions, fashion film, theatre, dance, pop-up stores, lectures, workshops and special projects, gives promising talent the opportunity to show their work to a diverse international audience.

FCF festival provides platform to more than 100 promising talents from all over the world and is a unique opportunity to discover talent and to get inspired through the art of fashion. Since the first edition in 2009 over 700 talents coming from 30 different countries have participated at FASHIONCLASH Festival.

FASHIONCLASH Festival is an initiative of the FASHIONCLASH foundation and its artistic directors Branko Popovic, Laurens Hamacher and Nawie Kuiper. The goal of FASHIONCLASH is to connect emerging talent, various disciplines, cultures and reach a broad audience through fashion.

Image credits: FASHIONCLASH 2013


Call for Entries: Berlin fashion Film Festival

ARTSTHREAD - Call for Entries: Berlin fashion Film Festival


Website: Berlin fashion Film Festival

Location/Experience: any

How: Complete online application form

Deadline: May 14 2014

Berlin fashion Film Festival is gearing up for its third edition, which will take place in July during Berlin Fashion Week from July 08-11 2014.

The Berlin fashion Film Festival has started accepting submissions for its third edition. The event will take place in July 2014 in Berlin, during Berlin Fashion Week, and it will consist of three public screenings on July 8 and 9, the Berlin fashion Film Festival Award Ceremony on July 10, and the Berlin fashion Film Festival Party on July 11.

View the Berlin fashion Film Festival 2013 winners on ARTS THREAD.

Fashion designers, filmmakers, photographers, production companies and advertising agencies are invited to submit their fashion films directly on the Berlin fashion Film Festival website. All films will be reviewed and considered for the official 2014 selection, which will be finalised by May 31, 2014.

The selected films will be judged by an international jury including Not Just a Label’s founder Stefan Siegel, Vimeo’s lead curator Jordan McGarry, fashion designer Charlie le Mindu, Serviceplan’s executive creative director worldwide Maik Kähler, Esmod Munich designer and art director Ingo Brack, and Berlin-based stylist Jan Luckenbill.

For the 2013 edition, the Berlin fashion Film Festival received over 500 film submissions from 38 different countries, and was featured in more than 150 media outlets, including, El Pais, MTV, ZDF and The Independent. The 2013 programme will continue its tour until June 2013 across a selected range of international locations, which have included the Cartel in Dubai, Soho House in Berlin, and on February 8, 2014 the Museo del Traje de Madrid; an event organised by the international distribution platform Piovra.

Image credits: Berlin fashion Film Festival 14 / Odditory, Monica Menez


Fashion Design Essentials

ARTSTHREAD - Fashion Design Essentials

Fashion Design Essentials: 100 Principles of Fashion Design
Jay Calderin
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
ISBN: 9781592537013

Creative ideas are elevated by experience and expertise. This book sets forth a challenge to fashion designers: continue to expand your horizons, exercise your skills and experiment with strategies. Filled with inspiring fashion design details from around the world, Fashion Design Essentials supplies a selection of starting points for fashion designers of all levels, as well as a wide variety of useful examples for each stage of the design process.

Inside, you’ll find insight on:

  • How to define concepts and render them
  • Understanding textiles and the process of selecting fabrics
  • Developing sewing skills and constructing garments
  • How to build a reputation and find an audience for your work

All 100 insights are beautifully illustrated with real-world fashion designs. If your creativity has staggered or stalled, the variety of subjects in this book will provide new ways to jumpstart it and refocus. Learn to employ alternative ways of thinking and actively pursue experiences that stimulate artistry with Fashion Design Essentials.


The Fashion Museum Bath

ARTSTHREAD - The Fashion Museum Bath


Online collection:

Address: The Fashion Museum, Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath BA1 2QH

Open: Jan-Feb 10.30-16.00, March-Oct 10.30-17.00, Nov-Dec 10.30-16.00

Admission price: £7.25/£6.50

There are more than 100 figures and over 100 fashion objects to view at the Fashion Museum, all arranged in a series of thematic displays. Menswear, womenswear, accessories and fashion photography are all on show, dating from 1600 to present day.

The first gallery includes a display from ‘The Dress of the Year’ collection, presenting a selection of the museum’s finest examples from 1963 to the present day. A particular strength of the museum is the showcasing of British designers’ work, through the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Study facilities: the museum has study facilities and services for anyone who wants to learn more about the history of dress. Study tables can be booked to view objects and archive material from the museum collection. There is no charge for this service, except for the museum entrance fee, but it is essential to book. Email: or telephone + 44 (0) 1225 477754. The Fashion Museum also has a book available, titled Treasures which details the highlights of the collection.

The Fashion Museum collection began when Doris Langley Moore, a collector, costume designer and author, gave her collection to the city of Bath in 1963. Bath City Council used it to found the Museum of Costume. The collection is now three times its original size and the museum changed its name to the Fashion Museum in 2007.

Image credits: gloves 1880-1890