THE A level Textiles students at King’s Ely have been invited to the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace in July.
The young designers will take part in a workshop focusing on the RSN archive collection alongside the project title ‘Punk Couture’, inspired by the work of Jean Paul Gaultier, who recently exhibited fashion design at the Barbican.
Students Connie Wynn and Emanuella Tamimi have both gained places on the Degree Programme at RSN commencing September 2014. Graduates of the programme go on to enjoy careers across the textile and embroidery spectrum, in haute couture; costume; film and theatre; conservation and restoration; teaching and research.
Alison Rhodes, Director of Art at King’s Ely, commented: “This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to work within a unique environment enjoying the opportunity to explore both creative and technical processes. This will also confirm which of our students then hope to apply for the post A Level RSN Degree Course.”