Fashion Careers Clinic

22nd October 2010

THURSDAY 14th / FRIDAY 15th OCTOBER 2010…kindly sponsored by
The Ogier Extended curriculum fund along with ESC.


Involving students from JCG, Beaulieu, Haute Valle, Mont a l’abbe, Hautlieu and Highlands.
Approx 85 students and staff.

The two day event was planned and delivered by the most amazing ‘Stephanie Finan’ who has set up the Fashion Careers clinic to deliver up to date information to students wanting to study Fashion. Students were really pushed hard to work at a fast pace throughout the two days and were really inspired by Stephanie and the work that was carried out.

Students had to sign up to commit to doing 15 A3 pages of preparation work in order to help them ultimately design a collection. Fashion Clinic2
They had to:

1. Choose the shop that they would like to design a collection for and do a shop report to get an understanding of the type of clothes in store:
New look
Karen Millen

2. Choose the season that they would like to design for:
Spring/summer 2011 or autumn/winter 2011

3. Choose a theme for their collection from the following list:Fashion Clinic3
Garden party
Festival fun
Screen siren
Dark glamour
Indian summer
Urban rebel

We were all so excited to be able to attend the lectures at the new Training Rooms at Ogier on both the Thursday and Friday morning. The building was amazing, the staff were superb. On Thursday we were able to use their cafeteria with a stunning view and lovely facilities.

Lectures covered:
Preparing for University/College
Practical ways to prepare for fashion college/university and Interview technique
How to Prepare a Fashion/Textiles Portfolio
An extremely visual lecture is designed to prepare, inspire and motivate the students for the practical workshops
How to Find & Prepare For Work Experience

On Thursday, practical work took place in the JCG Art rooms (A huge thanks to Mrs Crowcroft for helping set out all the tables) and involved students creating a MOOD BOARD based on their chosen theme, season, colour palette and store. This provided the visual starting point for all other design work. They all worked so hard and some students were interviewed by BBC radio Jersey.

On Friday, practical work took place at the Town hall from 10.30 onwards where students will worked on Design development and Final Design Boards. They selected the most interesting and compatible designs from their development work to be included in a capsule collection of 2 outfits. Many outfits were presented as full colour illustrations together with black and white flat drawings.

There were Prizes of the recently published book on ‘How to prepare for a career in Fashion’ written and presented by Stephanie Finnan for the following 3 students:
Freya Williams from Jersey College for girls won the Mood board prize for her Texture, colour and balance
Sophia Morgan from Beaulieu won the design development prize, being really thorough with her designs
Jessica Myhill from Hautlieu won the final design for her excellent Illustrations.

Comments from students and staff about the two days were incredible. They were so positive and really impressed at how informative it was and the standard of work delivered and achieved.