Winchester School of Art is renowned for the host of immensely talented designers who graduate from the school each year and they’ve become equally renown for their annual Future Feast, held this year at Soho’s Vinyl Factory.
An innovative event, Future Feast offers a great platform for showcasing the very best graduate talent the school has to offer from the Fashion Marketing and Fashion & Textile Design programmes at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. Setting themselves apart from other programmes Future Feast is an industry focused event that concentrates on employability and exposure to professionals from brands such as Victoria Beckham, Gap, M&S, Nike, Harrods, Cos and Topman to name a few. This kind of widespread industry exposure is invaluable to graduates focusing on employability.
As well as an array of creative talent to explore, there was also a Fashion & Textiles catwalk show to display the graduate’s talents in motion and the evening was rounded off with an awards ceremony held my celebrated womenswear designer Michael Van Der Ham. Winners from the night included Jasmine Broughton, winner of the Fashion Textiles Award and Christine Xu, winner of the Fashion Direction Award.
With thousands of students graduating from Fashion courses each year, the most focus is often given to the most outrageous designs, so it’s both refreshing and illuminating to see a the Winchester School of Art invest in the future of their graduates rather than letting them get lost in the noise.