MA Fashion and Textiles

This course will build on your skills and develop your potential to position yourself within the professional spectrum of design for fashion, textiles or related product areas such as knitwear, performance sportswear, or smart textiles for apparel and other uses.

You’ll have access to vast production resources and excellent links with industry in the fashion and textiles sectors. Upon completion of the course you’ll feel equipped with skills to take your products to market or join the team at a global fashion brand.

You'll be studying in a vibrant learning environment where you'll have the opportunity to work alongside designers from a wide range of disciplines throughout the department. Not only will you acquire professional design skills, but you'll also develop your enterprise and creativity, and you will feel empowered with the ability to challenge industry with production-ready innovation.

Find out more about our MA Fashion and Textiles course and read about recent student work below. 

John Angus
Principle Lecturer in Design, MA Fashion and Textiles

Aleeza Abbas

Childhood literature is rich in fable, fantasy and mythology - largely translated into fairy tales. Although often complying with gendered stereotypes, such imaginary narratives are luminous and engaging to the young, unformed mind. Between cultures, there is considerable similarity and overlap in these timeless legends. In my personal experience, I became immersed in the notion of mermaids – in particular of Ariel, a popular cartoon figure.

I was intrigued to realise later that every part of the world has sustained some version of the mermaid myth, even to the level of deification. My particular inspiration, IARA, is a mermaid believed to live or have lived in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. Various interpretations described IARA – the Goddess of Water. My version portrays her as sensuous, charming and delicate.

This garment collection is a depiction of her fragile fish-like skin and the organic shapes reflect aquatic movement and forms. Transparent, figuratively printed organza evokes the watery transparency of the marine habitat. Each outfit is assigned the name of a fish species: Medusa, Sea-Goldie, Moorish and Mandarin.

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Set of images of a female model wearing a colourful frilled top made by a fashion student