Working with industry
Throughout the course, students work on industry-led design briefs and competitions. This is an opportunity to apply their creativity and design sensibility.
We have worked with some of the biggest brands in the world of denim - VF Corporation encompassing Timberland, Wrangler, Lee and North Face. Recently, a strong and exciting relationship has been established with Kingpins denim.
Students have also been exposed to industry briefs with international fashion brands such as Roksanda, Haider Ackermann, Christopher Kane, Palmer Harding to name a few.
A work placement is an integral part of the learning experience at Ravensbourne. Past students have secured internships at prestigious brands such as Givenchy, Viktor & Rolf, AF Vandevorst, Haider Ackermann, Anne Demeulemeester, Joseph, Mary Katrantzou, Craig Green, Peter Pilotto, Hussein Chalayan, Christopher Kane, Calvin Klein, among many world-leading brands.
Our catwalk show at Graduate Fashion Week 2019
Graduate Fashion Week 2017
Students showcase their collections
Graduate Fashion Week 2016
Students showcase collections that featured colour blocking, over-sized outerwear, creative draping, playful and androgynous separates and tailoring
Graduate Fashion Week 2014
Busy, busy, busy! Behind the scene footage of our BA (Hons) Fashion students create their end of year lookbook 2014
Watch BA (Hons) Fashion degree students talk about the student experience on this course
Graduate Fashion Week 2018
Three Ravensbourne students made the finalists lists for the GFW18 Awards, with a further two named in the 25 ‘Best of Graduate Fashion Week’ list at the Gala Show.
Catherine Teatum: Alumna 2005
Fancy one day owning your own fashion label and showcasing annually at London Fashion Week? Follow in the footsteps of Catherine Teatum, one of our alumni who studied BA Fashion at Ravensbourne.
Terry Cartwright-Foster: Alumnus 2017
Meet recent BA (Hons) Fashion graduate Terry Cartwright-Foster, as he discusses his time at Ravensbourne, what skills he learnt and how he's putting them into practice with his new job at Stradivarius in Barcelona. #MakeitRavensbourne
Fashion working together
Students from BA (Hons) Fashion, BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Brand Management and BA (Hons) Fashion Accessory Design and Prototyping worked collaboratively to create innovative new denim brand proposals that reflected a brief set by VF Corporation.
Students should ideally have a background in art, creative media, or design.
We welcome applicants who are able to demonstrate their abilities through the submission of a relevant portfolio showing their skills, abilities and suitability to the course.
When assessing if an applicant meets our entry requirements we may also consider the combination of a portfolio and academic qualifications, progress made during studies and/or relevant work experience.
Read our interview and portfolio advice.
What your course will look like
You will be continually assessed through preparation of written and project work. Assessment in the final year is through dissertation and portfolio.
You will build fundamental skills in textiles, digital design directives, and the most current industry software and technology. There is an emphasis on understanding fashion with a focus on your signature and direction. We encourage you to start thinking about your contextual studies research throughout this year.
You will gain greater understanding of creative collaboration and start to build a skills based portfolio. We support all our students to undertake a work placement in the final term. Students start to solidify ideas about their signature pieces and brand.
You will bring your learning together in a self-directed design project, ready for show or exhibition at the degree show. We ask you to show your contextual studies research and thinking in a long form dissertation. You will bring together your skills in an industry ready portfolio whilst at the same time being encouraged to enter external competitions.
Successful completion of this course can lead to postgraduate study in MA Fashion and MDes Luxury Brand Management Innovation.