The University of Westminster’s Fashion Design BA Honours course will become the first undergraduate course in the world to show its graduate collections on the official London Fashion Week schedule. Final students from the course are currently working on completing their collections for the A/W 2018/19 runway show in February.
Historically, undergraduate fashion courses show their graduate collections in June each year, meaning students find themselves designing collections that are out of sync with the international fashion calendar. Their collections are too late for the Autumn/Winter collection and too soon for Spring/Summer one.
For the last year, Fashion Design BA Course Director Andrew Groves has led this radical rethink of how fashion education is delivered and have restructured his course to enable this innovation to take place. This development means that for the final two years of their study, Westminster students will be working in complete synchronicity with the international fashion calendar.
Students debuting their collections at London Fashion Week in February have already spent a year in industry working for companies including Maison Margiela, Haider Ackermann, Burberry, Lanvin, Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton, Craig Green, Balmain, Givenchy, Loewe, and Versus.