Monday, 23 August 2010

Amazing value courses in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, priced at just £120

Dear FTM subscriber,


Amazing value courses in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, priced at just £120

We are pleased to announce our new schedule of fantastic IT courses at the Fashion and Textile Museum, covering skills for fashion designers in a range of industry standard software packages.

For beginners we offer introductory courses while even experienced users could benefit from our advanced level, industry-specific courses.

Tuition is in small groups and our friendly expert tutors are happy to focus on your particular requirements. Classes take place in our purpose built IT suite, equipped with up-to-date computers and software and located within the inspirational confines of the museum.

Book early for your preferred dates to avoid disappointment -

Visit our website now to find out more.



Subject areas include:

Adobe Photoshop

Learn the basics of the ubiquitous image editing package with our Photoshop Introduction course; progress with the Intermediate and Advanced level courses; or gain some advanced industry specific skills with Repeat Pattern and Fashion Portfolio. Full schedule.



Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to create presentational materials, fashion/textile designs and illustrations with our Introduction and Repeat Pattern courses. Full schedule.



Adobe InDesign desktop publishing

Find out how to design leaflets, brochures and promotional materials with our introduction to desktop publishing package InDesign. Full schedule.



Schedules and pricing

Our courses offer unrivalled value at just £120 per course.

Courses are running throughout autumn/winter and incorporate 15 hours tuition either on Saturdays, weekday evenings or as 3 day intensive courses.

Book more than one course - e.g. an introductory and an advanced level course - and get a discount: Book 2 courses at the same time for £220 (£20 discount) or 3 courses at the same time for £300 (£60 discount).



Book early to avoid disappointment

Courses are in small groups and fill up fast, so book soon for your preferred dates.

A schedule and full course outlines are available from the FTM website at ftmlondon.org/courses.

For bookings and enquiries contact 020 7407 8664 or info@ftmlondon.org






Fashion and Textile Museum

83 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3XF

020 7407 8664




Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Learn the lost art of making repairs and alterations to your clothes with this four week course.
Tuesday evenings from 7th September / 6.30pm - 9pm
Do you know how to take up a pair of trousers or alter something that doesn't quite fit?
These invaluable skills, which many of our parents had, are slowly dying out. If you lack the know-how but would like to learn to make repairs and alterations with confidence, then this course is for you.
Cost: £100 for 10 hours combined tuition.


Limited places - Book now.

Call 020 7407 8664 or book online by clicking herehttp://www.wegottickets.com/event/86256.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Horrockses Exhibition Now Open!

The new Horrockses exhibition at The Fashion and Textile Museum is now open! This brand new exhibition is displaying fashions from the 40's and 50's in celebration of one of the most respected ready-to-wear labels of the twentieth century.

The exhibition will be running from July 9th to the 24th October

Opening times are Wednesday - Sunday, 11Am - 6PM. Last entry at 5:15PM

Ticket prices are £6.50 for adults, £3.50 for students and concessions, free entry for under 12s























Thursday, 1 July 2010

New Designers 2010 25% off tickets

New Designers 2010 25% off tickets

Discover the dynamism, ingenuity and energy of the next design generation from architecture to animation, furniture to fashion, graphics to glass. New Designers is renowned for showcasing the very best in graduate design and this year marks its 25th anniversary. It will showcase 3,500 of the brightest and most creative talents from Britain's leading design courses.

The show is divided into two parts shown below and takes place at the Business Design Centre, London, N1. FTM e-newsletter subscribers can get 25% off entrance.

Part 1: 1 - 4 July 2010 (Awards Preview 30 June)

Textiles, Fashion & Accessories, Contemporary Applied Arts, Ceramics & Glass, Jewellery & Precious Metalwork, One Year On

Part 2: 8 - 11 July 2010 (Awards Preview 7 July)

Product Design, Furniture Design, Visual Communications (including Graphic Design and Illustration), Spatial Design, One Year On

Discount tickets offer - Save 25% / book now 08448480139 or at www.newdesigners.com. Please quote ND18.

FTM joins in London 2010 Open Weekend with Happening Hankies

Sat/Sun 24-25 July / Drop in between 2pm and 4pm


The FTM is challenging visitors of all ages to come along to the museum, get creative and make their own design and print. It will then be printed onto a white handkerchief which can be kept as a memento of their achievement.

FTM staff will be on hand to support and encourage those who have no experience of design or print or teach those with some experience more advanced techniques.

Free with admission to FTM

Get creative this summer

If you fancy doing more than just flopping on a beach and want to learn something new this summer, we are running two great summer school courses. Handbag design (16-20 August) and Designing Shoes (23-27 August) are run by some of the best people in the business. Each five-day course is good value at £195 each or if you book both get a great discount and pay only £300.

More info: Shoes

And this July, we still have some places left on our free courses for teenagers age 16 - 18 in screenwriting and film production.

16-18 courses details here

Curator's talk and book signing

Your opportunity to hear from textile expert and Horrockses curator Chris Boydell, who has an infectious enthusiasm for all things Horrockses. The exhibition is accompanied by a book of the same title and author Chris will also be signing copies of it on the evening.

Entrance £12/£9 including exhibition entry and a glass of wine. Limited spaces. Book now.

Opening 9th July 2010: our feel-good summer exhibition Horrockses Fashions - Off The Peg Style in the '40s and '50s.


Beautiful summer dresses and glamorous evening wear were specialities of Horrockses Fashions Limited, manufacturer of one of the most respected ready-to-wear labels of the 1940s and 1950s.


The company is best known for its full-skirted dresses that were sought after by women everywhere and were even worn by Queen Elizabeth II.

The exhibition opens on 9th July and runs until 24th October at the Fashion and Textile Museum.

Full details here.

As always, we have a number of great talks and workshops to complement the exhibition.

You can view the full schedule here.

Photo: Henry Clarke

Thursday, 17 June 2010

FTM at Clothes Show London

Free media and fashion courses for 16-18 year olds this July

                                                          Fashion and Textile Museum

                                     Free media and fashion courses for 16-18 year olds this July

Get a taste of the creative industries with these two-day courses covering fashion Photoshop, film production and screenwriting.

Fashion Photoshop
Choice of dates in July:
Monday 19- Tue 20- Wed 21- Thur 22- Mon 26- Tue 27- Thur 29- Fri 30
Develop a funky fashion portfolio in Photoshop! You'll learn fun, simple and exciting techniques to transform images and develop your own artwork and fashion designs.
Basic computer skills are required!

Film production training
Monday 26 July- Tuesday 27 July
No-one listens?Well make them. Run by CTVC - a professional TV and radio production company- the course is designed to support you to make a film about issues that matter.

Screenwriting
Thursday 29 July- Friday 30 July
A two day introduction to screenwriting that will demystify the process and set you on the path to writing your first film script.

Courses are delivered by industry experts and run from 10 am - 3pm each day here at the Fashion and Textile Museum.

Limited places. Courses are at no cost to people aged between 16 and 18 years old on 31 July 2010. If you register for a course but don't attend you may be charged a cancellation fee.

Book now to secure your free place

To book onto a course, call the Centre for Innovations and Partnerships (CIPs) on 020 8522 5700 quoting 'Fashion Summer Courses' or email: info@cipsonline.com

Friday, 11 June 2010

Hub@FTM E-commerce Excellence with Rebekah Roy and Leon Bailey Green

E-commerce Excellence

Wednesday 14th July 2010
18:30 - 20:30
Fashion and Textile Museum

Increase website traffic, gain more customers and make more sales. Our web and fashion gurus will be providing top tips and useful suggestions to help you make the most of e-commerce.

This FREE workshop is available exclusively to members of the Hub@FTM

Places are limited therefore advance booking is strongly recommended. For bookings and to enquire into Hub@FTM membership please contact info@ftmlondon.org. Refreshments will be provided.

About the Speakers

Rebekah Roy is a fashion stylist and creative consultant based in London and will be talking about why you should have an online presence.

Rebekah is currently Fashion Editor at Fashion.Music.Style magazine, and styles for a wide variety of clients from Visa, Nintendo, Harvey Nichols, John Lewis, Harrods and Virgin to celebrity clients including Kate Nash, Sarah Brightman, The Feeling, Little Boots and Billy Idol. Rebekah works extensively with cutting edge designers, including William Tempest, Stefán Orschel-Read and Jasper Garvida ad styles several shows each London Fashion Week. She is also well known for her blog Stylist Stuff and writes regularly for Drapers Online. She is unique stylist because of her ability to communicate ideas, collaborate on any kind of project and incorporate a wide variety of influences.

Leon Bailey Green will be presenting top tips for e-commerce

With years of experience crossing digital media, marketing, fashion and retail, Leon has been a consultant to numerous companies operating in the online fashion sector. He has assisted online fashion businesses with marketing, content, buying and recruitment strategies, as well as overall business analyses. As a blogger Leon has been published on Drapers Online and contributed to Econsultancy, NMK and Enterprise Nation. Leon produced Online Fashion 100, which was published online by The Independent earlier this year, to celebrate the main players in the sector who have helped the industry to grow. He judged the online fashion industry's very first etail awards, has chaired events for the London Fashion Network and sat on the panel for the Let Them Eat Cake's bloggers talk. As an expert in this sector Leon's commentary has been featured in Retail Week, Drapers, Catalogue e-business, Vogue.com, The Independent, JC Report and Scarlet to name a few.

Project part financed by the European Union's European Regional Development Fund

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Designing Shoes and Handbags – week long courses this August


Our expert tutors will show you how to design shoes or handbags in these fantastic value 5 day summer courses.

Introduction to handbag design

Monday 16th – Friday 20th August, 10am – 4pm

Show us a woman who doesn’t like her handbags and we’ll eat our handbag!

Learn about the design process, from sketching out your ideas to choosing materials, creating your own design and producing bags. Tutor Ann Saunders used to be design coordinator for Laura Ashley and is now a visiting lecturer at the London College of Fashion, as well as running her own accessories company.

The course is priced at just £195. Further course details and booking information are available at www.ftmlondon.org – click ‘Events’ then ‘Future Events’ to find out more.

Designing Shoes

Monday 23rd to Friday 27th August, 10am – 4pm

This introductory course takes you through the fascinating history of footwear from the bejewelled pumps of Elizabeth I to the bejewelled pumps of Jimmy Choo.

We will look at how shoes are made and learn to design and illustrate our own ideas. The course ends with a practical exercise following the stages taken by professional designers to produce a range of shoes. This will include illustrations and 3D mock-ups. Led by Chris Hill who has been designing shoes for over twenty years, some of her students are now household names – Jimmy Choo, Emma Hope and Patrick Cox.

The course is priced at £195. Further course details and booking information are available at www.ftmlondon.org – click ‘Events’ then ‘Future Events’ to find out more.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Your last chance to see Sanderson!

The incredibly successful exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum - 'Very Sanderson: 150 Years of English Decoration' is coming to a close on the 13th June 2010. Make sure you take the opportunity to visit this fantastic display of 150 years worth of work from this quintessentially English company.

visit http://www.ftmlondon.org/ for more information on ticket prices and opening times

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Textile Design Workshop

Saturday 29th May 2010 10am - 4pm

Be inspired by Sanderson textile and create a design to decorate your own beautiful fabric, which can be made into a scarf, cushion or bag

With workshop leader Clare Sly, you will look at different design layouts, patterns, textures, techiques and use of colour to create something unique and wonderful. you will have the option of hand painting, machine embroidery, hand stitching and embellishing.

Materials will be provided but please bring along any bits and bobs that you feel may be useful for this project and that will be interesting if you want to embellish your design.

Venue: FTM

Price: £50 including materials and exhibition entry

To book: Call 020 7407 8664 or book online from We Got Tickets

Places are limited therefore advance booking is strongly recommended

Friday, 7 May 2010

Customise your own pashmina!

Workshop - Saturday 22nd May 2010, 2pm - 5pm

Create your own unique customised pashmina with help from a professional designer in this entertaining workshop.

Many of Candice Wren's beautifully customised clothes have been for sale in the Shop @ FTM, but this is your opportunity to pick up some of her tips and ideas, and end up with a beautiful embellished, totally unique pashmina that you won't see anyone else with!

Pashminas will be supplied in a range of colours and prints and you will get the opportunity to customise them to reflect your own style.

Venue: FTM

Price: £55 including materials and exhibition entry

To book: Call 020 7407 8664 or book online from We Got Tickets

Places are limited therefore advance booking is strongly recommended

Image of pashminas from Candice Wren http://www.candicewren.co.uk/

Friday, 30 April 2010

Book now for last few tickets for Interior Design Workshop with Interiors Guru Daniel Hopwood


Interior Design Workshop with Interiors Guru Daniel Hopwood

Saturday 8th May

The 'Britain's Best Home' presenter will be leading a taster session ideal for anyone with a penchant for interior design.


The workshop with provide an overview of the priciples of interior design, with a particular focus on the importance of colour and mood. Under Daniel's expert guidance, participants will then be encouraged to create their own mood board to take home with them.


Participants should bring along a photograph and if possible a sketch plan of a room they want to decorate.


About the facilitator: Daniel Hopwood is a well known interior designer, workig internationally on both residential and commercial projects notable for their high level of bespoke luxury. He will also be familiar as the presenter of Channel 4's interior design show 'Britain's Best Homes'.


When: 8th May 2010. There is a choice of sessions, either 10am - 1pm, or 2pm - 5pm
Where: FTM
Price: £60 including materials and exhibition entry
To book: Call 020 7407 8664 or book online from We Got Tickets (AM session
PM session). Today (19th April) is a free fee day on We Got Tickets - book now to save.
Places are limited and therefore advance booking is strongly recommended.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

To Stay the Same Everything Must Change

Interpreting and recreating decorative colour schemes in historic buildings with Christopher Vane Percy

Friday 14th May 2010, 6:30pm - 8pm

This talk is a must for anyone who has ever wandered around a historic building or country house and marvelled at the decor.

After starting his design career with Asprey, Christopher Vane Percy formed his own company, CVP Designs, in 1971 with project ranging from private London houses to commercial assignments and numerous international commissions.

Christopher's attention to detail and respect for period architecture is renowned, so over the years he has been called upon to work on many prestigious and diverse projects, both at home and abroad.

Come and join us for this fascinating insight into interior design in period homes.

Venue: FTM

Price: £12 (£9 Concessions) including exhibition entry. Arrive early if you wish to view the exhibition.

To book: Call 020 7407 8664 or book online from We Got Tickets

Places are limited therefore advance booking is recommended.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Print and Pattern Trends 2011 - presented by Trendstop.com

Thursday 29th April 2010 - 6.30pm to 8pm

Cutting edge trend analysts Trendstop.com will show you how influences from the FTM's Very Sanderson exhibition are likely to infiltrate the high street in 12 - 18 months time


Print is one of the key factors to define seasonal looks in commercial fashion.
Jaana Jätyri, CEO of leading trend agency Trendstop.com presents professional trend analysis for spring/summer 2011 print and pattern, and discusses trend prediction themes that relate to the current exhibition, as well as how her team first uncovered these trends.



Foreshadowing some key trends. Left: Sanderson print from 'Very Sanderson'
exhibition at the FTM. Right: Vivienne Westwood, Fall 2010/11. Catwalk
image courtesy of http://www.trendstop.com/.

Venue: Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3XF

Price: £25 / £20 concessions including exhibition entry. Arrive early if you wish to view the exhibition.

To book: Call 020 7407 8664 or book online from We Got Tickets

Places are limited therefore advance booking is strongly recommended.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Interior Design Workshop with Interiors Guru Daniel Hopwood

Saturday 8th May 2010

The 'Britain's Best Home' presenter will be leading a taster session ideal for anyone with a penchant for interior design.

The workshop with provide an overview of the priciples of interior design, with a particular focus on the importance of colour and mood. Under Daniel's expert guidance, participants will then be encouraged to create their own mood board to take home with them.

Participants should bring along a photograph and if possible a sketch plan of a room they want to decorate.

About the facilitator: Daniel Hopwood is a well known interior designer, workig internationally on both residential and commercial projects notable for their high level of bespoke luxury. He will also be familiar as the presenter of Channel 4's interior design show 'Britain's Best Homes'.

When: 8th May 2010. There is a choice of sessions, either 10am - 1pm, or 2pm - 5pm

Where: FTM

Price: £60 including materials and exhibition entry

To book: Call 020 7407 8664 or book online from We Got Tickets (AM session | PM session). Today (19th April) is a free fee day on We Got Tickets - book now to save.

Places are limited and therefore advance booking is strongly recommended.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Tantalising Textiles Workshop with Fiona Howard

Textile Printing Workshop with Designer Fiona Howard
Friday 23rd April 2010, 10am - 4pm

Fiona Howard, creator of Sanderson's incredibly popular 'Dandelion Clocks' print, will show you the techniques needed to make your own fantastic textile print.

Fiona Howard has created some very well known textile designs including the incredibly popular Sanderson print 'Dandelion Clocks'.

This is a great opportunity to spend the day here at the Fashion and Textile Museum in the company of one of the UK's foremost textile designers, who will guide you through the key techniques that will help you produce your own special print.

Fiona will take participants through the process from research and demonstration to then drawing your own design, tracing it onto lino and then cutting and printing it. There is also the opportunity for the design you make to be printed onto Sanderson fabric and made up into a cushion cover.

Venue: FTM

Price: £110 including exhibition entry

To Book: Call 020 7407 8664 or book online from We Got Tickets

Places are limited therefore advance booking is strongly recommended.

Image: Fiona Howard/Sanderson Print 'Dandelion Clocks'

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Learn to Draw Like a Designer - Easter Holiday Workshops for Ages 10 - 16

This Easter holiday, we're hosting a pair of fun hands-on workshops for young people in the art of fashion design and illustration.

Draw Like a Designer
Thursday 15th April 2010
2:30pm - 4pm
Ages 10 - 14

In this popular creative workshop, FTM curator Dennis Nothdruft will inspire budding illustrators and designers by helping to develop basic fashion illustration techniques.

Price: £8 including materials

Advanced Fashion Illustration
Friday 16th April 2010
2pm - 4:30pm
Ages 12 - 16

For those who want to take their fashion illustration to the next level, this workshop will explore more advanced techniques such as collage and painting techniques. Basic drawing skills are required to get he most out of this course.

Price: £12 including materials

To book either workshop:
Call 020 7407 8664
or book online from We Got Tickets:
Draw Like a Designer | Advanced Fashion Illustration

Places are limited therefore advance booking is strongly recommended.

The Wool Pack Knitting Club

Wednesdays starting 14th April 2010 6:30pm - 9pm

Work on your knitting project in a relaxed and sociable environment, with expert help as needed, and our Sanderson exhibition as an inspiring backdrop!

This six week course is for those who already have a sound understanding and practical abilty to knit/crochet basic stitches, cast on and off and would like to take those basic knitting/crochet skills to the next level.

Or, perhaps just enjoy knitting/crocheting in a friendly, enjoyable and relaxed environment with other who want to achieve the same thing.

During the six weeks you will work on your chosen project at your own pace in the class with an experienced teacher to help guide/assist you with any knitting/crochet issues you may have.

Venue: FTM

Price: £110 including exhibition entry

Places are limited therefore advance booking is strongly recommended.

To book: Call 020 7407 8664 or book online from We Got Tickets 

Fashion and Textile Museum,
83 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3XF
Online ticketing partner: We Got Tickets
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Monday, 29 March 2010

We Are Photogirls - Two Day Fashion Photography Workshop for Teenagers

Over two days - Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th April, 11am - 4pm

Immerse yourself in the world of fashion photography as you join We Are Photogirls to create a unique fashion shoot inspired by the Very Sanderson exhibition.

We Are Photogirls run fashion photography workshops and events for teenagers, teaching photography, styling, creative hair and make up design and art direction.

The first day will be focussed around designing and building unique pieces of clothing, props and accessories using the Sanderson exhibition for inspiration. Day 2 will be the photoshoot, including an introduction to basic camera skills and the different roles within fashion photography, story boarding followed by the shoot itself.

A more detailed course outline is available here on the FTM website.

Venue: FTM

Price: £85 including exhibition entry

To book: Call 020 7407 8664 or book online from  We Got Tickets

Places are limited therefore advance booking is strongly recommended.

Photography and Art Directing by Rosa, 16 and Florence, 15

Monday, 1 March 2010

Announcing... Hub @ FTM

Announcing...

Hub@ FTM

The Fashion and Textile Museum's exclusive new club for London designers

 


If you want the chance to belong, please register you interest at info@ftmlondon.org, visit the FTM website, or download an application form here (Word doc).

Project part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

Friday, 12 February 2010

The Hub@FTM - celebrating London’s design talent






London Style* is delighted to sponsor and launch the Hub@FTM

Based at the Fashion and Textile Museum (FTM), the Hub@FTM is a vibrant new networking community for creative businesses, offering events that celebrate and support London’s cutting edge design talent.

The Hub@FTM is a new concept in socialising and sharing information and knowledge for creative designers working in the jewellery, fashion, accessories, homeware and furniture arena. The creation of this new network is central to the London Style project which is providing funding to allow designers to join at no charge.

This prestigious club will offer a lively and interactive format - the Hub@FTM is the essential place to have a fun and informative evening out whilst chatting about the latest industry news (and gossip!), talking to people in similar businesses, exchanging ideas, discussing trade issues and opportunities and sharing experiences with like-minded individuals.

Membership of the Hub@FTM includes quarterly events at the Fashion and Textile Museum, featuring a private view of the current FTM exhibition, wine and nibbles and the opportunity to connect with other inspirational designers and industry professionals.

For free membership of the Hub@FTM and to book a place at the first event, you need to register now at info@ftmlondon.org or download an application form http://www.ftmlondon.org/. Places are limited - so don’t miss your chance to be part of this exciting new club.

The first event will take at The Fashion and Textile Museum on Wednesday 24th March, 6.30 – 8.30pm
                                                                                                                                         ENDS
The London Style project is part-financed by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund and Newham College of Further Education.

Notes to Editors
London Style
Part-financed by the European Union's European Regional Development Fund, London Style works to assist London's creative businesses in a sustained support programme to access new markets and win new business.

Newham College in partnership with three distinctive partners within the creative sector: Holts Jewellery Academy works to assist jewellers in both practical and business-based skills; the East London Design Show enables emerging and established design businesses to access contemporary exhibiting and showcasing assistance and opportunities; the Centre for Sustainable Fashion provides specific assistance and support for businesses adopting or increasing environmental and sustainable practices. Newham College delivers a practical and specialised business mentoring programme, along with showcasing opportunities at the Fashion and Textile Museum.

The London Style programme offers participants:

* Face to face diagnostic sessions
* Individual intensive mentoring sessions
* Interactive group workshops
* Individual mentoring sessions to expand on group workshops
* Additional mentoring and one to one support as required, both on and offline
* Showcasing opportunities

The 2007-13 ERDF Programme is administered by the London Development Agency's European Programmes Management Unit (LDA EPMU) on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local Government. The LDA, in partnership with the Mayor and in consultation with London stakeholders drafted the Operational Programme (OP), which provides the framework for investment of ERDF in London. For further information about ERDF please visit www.london.gov.uk

For further information on the London Style project, please contact: Becky Hunt 0208 522 5700 / london.style@newham.ac.uk

The Fashion and Textile Museum

The FTM is a cutting-edge education, exhibition and visitor centre for contemporary fashion, textiles and jewellery; providing a focal point at the heart of the industry and offering inspiration to a wide audience within a vibrant, creative and professional environment.

Owned and operated by Newham College, the FTM offers access to business support for people working or wanting to work in the fashion sector. The Shop@FTM is a must for anyone interested in contemporary fashion and is committed to supporting young design talent with a great range of products from some of the best up and coming accessory and jewellery designers you will find anywhere in the capital.

For further information about the Fashion and Textile Museum visit: www.ftmlondon.org

Press Enquiries - For further press information about the Hub@FTM or the Fashion and Textile Museum

Contact Alison Lowe – Press Officer, Felicities Ltd representing FTM

Alison@felicities.co.uk                                 0207 377 6030.


Thursday, 4 February 2010

Pattern Cutting for Lycra - Talk and Demonstration with Pineapple

16th February 2010, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

"Dancewear brand Pineapple kick-started the stretch revolution with the creation of cotton Lycra jersey; this is a rare opportunity to learn from the experts as Debbie Moore and her team take you through the basics."

Pineapple kick-started the stretch revolution with the creation of cotton Lycra jersey and was responsible for bringing dancewear from the studio to the street. Debbie Moore and Pineapple created such 'fashion firsts' as the cotton lycra LBD, footless tights and The Body.

However, designing and cutting clothes with this fabric is a great skill and this is a rare opportunity to learn from the experts as Debbie Moore and her team take you through the basics.

This fun and informal session will look at how the first patterns were generated, how to incorporate 3D shapes, positioning prints on stretch fabrics, key fits and sample blocks.
Price: £25 (£20 concessions)
To book: Book online
here or telephone 020 7407 8664

Half term fun for kids this February!

Get the kids up, out and on the move in the half term holiday with these great dance classes and inspiring, hands-on workshops

Urban Jazz Moves - Dance classes for children from Pineapple Dance Studios
Wednesday 17th February
11:00 - 12:00 (7-12 years)
12:00 - 13:00 (13-16 years)
Get the kids up and out and on the move in the half term holiday with these great dance classes at the FTM featuring a fusion of hip-hop, jazz, street moves and body popping.
Price: £6
To book: Go online (Age 7-12 / Age 13-16) or telephone 020 7407 8664


Draw Like a Designer Repeated
Wednesay 17th February 2010 and
Thursday 18th February 2010.
14:30 - 16:00
Ages 10-14
FTM curator Dennis Nothdruft returns with his inspiring workshops for aspiring designers and illustrators.
Price: £10 including materials
To book: Go online (Weds / Thurs) or telephone 020 7407 8664


Pop Frocks
Friday 19th February 2010
14:30 - 16:00
Ages 6-10
A great hands-on workshop for 6-10 year olds to make a mini dress in line with the sixties theme and decorate it.
Price: £10 including materials
To book: Book online here or telephone 020 7407 8664


The Pineapple showcase and events programme is kindly supported by ASOS.com

For queries and ticket sales contact us on:
020 7407 8664 info@ftmlondon.org www.ftmlondon.org
Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3XF
Online ticketing partner: We Got Tickets

Monday, 1 February 2010

Business Support Programme for London Based Accessory/Jewellery Designers

The FTM is pleased to announce the launch of its 2010 business support programme.
Successful eligible participants will receive the following:
8 hours of business mentoring from industry specialists including one to one and group workshop sessions.*
12 hours of business planning support from Price Waterhouse Coopers
Your products featured on the FTM website
Free membership to our new designers networking club - Hub@FTM
The opportunity to sell your product in the prestigious Shop@FTM
The Fashion and Textile Museum(FTM) is a cutting edge, exhibition and visitor centre for contemporary fashion, textiles and jewellery; providing a focal point at the heart of the industry, offering inspiration to a wide audience within a vibrant, creative and professional environment.
Owned and operated by Newham College, the FTM offers access to business support for people working or wanting to work in the fashion sector. The Shop@FTM is a must for anyone interested in contemporary fashion and is committed to supporting young design talent with a great range of products from some of the best up and coming accessory and jewellery designers you will find anywhere in the capital. The FTM attracts over 7,000 visitors to each exhibition and 12,000 hits monthly to the ftmlondon.org website.

Programme Cost: £400+VAT*

London based designers are invited to apply for the programme. You must have proof that you are either self employed, a partnership or a Limited company and that your business is registered at a London address. If you are short listed you must be available to attend our selection day on 23rd February 2010.

*Including bursary - successful applicants may be eligible to register on the London Style project and receive a bursary. Non-eligible applicants are welcome to apply for space in the Shop@FTM. If you would like to take advantage of this exciting opportunity, please contact Alison Lewy on 0207407 8664 or alison.lewy@newham.ac.uk for an application form.

Application deadline 17th February 2010.


83 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3XF
, 020 7407 8664, http://www.ftmlondon.org/

Friday, 29 January 2010

New opportunity for Young Accessory Designers

The Fashion and Textile Museum are still looking for young accessory designers for the new competition ‘Young Accessory Designer of the Year’ that they have launched in partnership with Clothes Show London, at
Earls Court
25-27 June 2010.

Continuing Clothes Show London’s commitment to nurturing and developing young talent in the creative arts, they are organising a competition to find the Young Accessory Designer of the Year in partnership with The Fashion and Textile Museum (FTM). The competition is open to aspiring designers who have been trading for fewer than three years, providing a platform for young designers and their businesses in this highly competitive industry.

The prestigious new award in partnership with the FTM, challenges designers to create an accessory product that encompasses the FTM’s brand values and is suitable for sale in the FTM’s shop (Shop@FTM) and the FTM’s online boutique. The winner will also receive the once-in-a-lifetime chance to receive six months business support with industry advisors to help set up and develop their business and make it sustainable. Their winning design will be displayed at Clothes Show London and may go on to be launched and sold in the Shop@FTM. In addition, the victor will be invited to the Private View of the forthcoming Horrockses Fashions: Off the Peg style of the 40’s and 50’s exhibition and will be offered a place on FTM’s professional CAD short course.

All entries will be judged by FTM’s Commercial Director, Alison Lewy and Managing Director of Clothes Show London, Gavin Brown. The winner will be announced at an impressive awards ceremony in Clothes Show London’s spectacular Fashion Theatre at London’s
Earls Court
on Saturday 26th June.

Alison Lewy, FTM’s Commercial Director, welcomes this opportunity to support aspiring design talent in this way: “FTM is thrilled to be working in partnership with Clothes Show London to launch this new competition which reflects the ethos of the museum to support young design talent. The winner will have a unique opportunity to receive a package of high-level, professional industry led support from the FTM to ensure the on-going development of their business, as well as exposure for their brand.”

Gavin Brown, Managing Director of Clothes Show London, explains the thinking behind this new exciting award: “Clothes Show London intends to develop a variety of initiatives to help develop new talent. The launch of Young Accessory Designer of The Year in association with the Fashion and Textile Museum is the latest in our schedule of planned activity and will be followed by other projects to encourage creativity.”

Young Accessory Designer of the Year in partnership with The Fashion and Textile Museum

The Prize

The winner will have the opportunity to receive the following:
To showcase their product at Clothes Show London
To launch and sell the winning product in the Shop@FTM
Six months business support with industry advisors to help grow their business and make it sustainable
To attend a professional CAD short course
Invitation to the Private View of the forthcoming Horrockses Fashion exhibition

Timings

Deadline for Entries
·         15th April 2010
Three Finalists Notified
30th April 2010
Winner announcement at Clothes Show London
26th June 2010

Entrants

Open to designers who have been trading for fewer than three years in the UK
To enter the award, entrants must visit www.clothesshowlondon.com to download an application form