Connections: MA Fashion students on their first brief

IMG_2729Goldsmiths Design’s first class of MA Fashion students are just getting to know each other, and what better way to bond than working together? For their first brief, Connections,the students brought old clothing items they no longer wear and stitched them together into a quilt that will be officially presented to the world on Friday. The project is part of the course’s focus on sustainability and its definitions for this term. Continue reading “Connections: MA Fashion students on their first brief”

Deconstructing fashion with Ruby Hoette

Have you heard about our new MA in Fashion yet? Starting this September, the departments of Design and Media &Communications, together with the Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, are offering a new Goldsmiths course that aims to challenge the traditional boundaries of fashion.

So here we bring you an interview with Ruby Hoette, a newcomer to Goldsmiths and one of the academics teaching on the course, to tell us more about the new MA and about herself. Ruby was born in Australia and her previous work and studies found her in Amsterdam and New York (at the famous Parsons School of Design) before she arrived to teach at Goldsmiths : “I was attracted by the strong culture of research and critical thought, and that, in combination with design practice, is, I think, a very productive mode of study”, she says. Ruby is both a fashion designer and a fashion researcher, and she is committed to a more critical approach to fashion, considering environmental and ethical aspects. Continue reading “Deconstructing fashion with Ruby Hoette”