HNC Fashion from home

This past week has seen the current HNC Fashion students at Lews Castle College UHI not only having to adapt to working from home but also complete their Commercial Fashion module by delivering their final presentations via a digital platform.

These students have spent the past year researching and designing a collection for a high street retailer.  This included market research, illustrations and technical drawings.  Much of this work is already very much outdated as a result of Covid–19.  Each and every student has however not only recognised that, but has embraced it.  They have developed concepts and ideas in which the global fashion industry can positively restructure, whether that's the reconfiguration of manufacturing units, supplying PPE, or futuristic discussions regarding consumerism. Will the global fashion industry still exist?  Will the systems behind it and the garments within it be more sustainable?  In short, they have been reflecting on ways that long term self-isolation might the spaces in which we live and work, and what will the function of clothing be for us within those spaces.

This year’s students are on course to complete their HNC and progress to next year's HND and they are doing so in a way that is reactive and proactive to the current industry situation.  See the image above ‘Take Up Space’ designed by HNC Student Kate Loveridge. 

We are also still open for HNC applications for the academic year 20/21 so if you have any questions about how the course will be structured please email Netty.Sopata@uhi.ac.uk and keep an eye out for our weekly updates on the projects students are working on, inclusive of the release of some of the learning videos they have access to as part of studying with Lews Castle College UHI.