Students from the BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles course have recently finished work on an exciting collaboration with accessories brand Mi-Pac that will see their designs go on sale internationally from July 2015.
The LCF x Mi-Pac collaboration was done in conjunction with the course’s British Identity Project which saw students explore British identity and British cultural icons such as Grayson Perry, Quentin Blake, Patrick Wolf and Edith Sitwell. Using their research, the students were tasked with creating a new identity for Britain through the use of graphics, colours and textures.
The Textiles students, from across the three textiles disciplines – print, knit and embroidery, worked collaboratively, designing both a menswear collection and textile designs for accessories. It was the initial plan that one winning team would see their textile designs used on a range of Mi-Pac accessories, however Mi-Pac were so impressed by the students’ work that they have decided that to use designs from two teams in their a/w15 collection.
The range will make up part of Mi-Pac’s Gold Range, and the students’ collections will be branded with their group logos – HIE and B.A.R.K. Previous Mi-Pac collaborations include Kit Neale and Liberty so the students are in excellent company. Mi-Pac will now begin selling the products to their network of retailers and the final products will be available from July 2015.
The aim of the collaboration was for Mi-Pac to support up-and-coming designers by giving them commercial experience and exposure. The project has been a fantastic opportunity for all of the students involved.
Check out the project video: