Digital Technology for Fashion Pathway

Fashion Technology for Fashion Pathway

With advancements in digital technology set to completely transform the fashion world, students on the BA (Hons) Fashion course can now choose the Digital Technology for Fashion Pathway* as part of your second year studies.

This pathway has been structured to equip the next generation of designers with the latest digital tools to bring ideas to life in this rapidly evolving industry. This is the very first course of its kind to dedicate an entire pathway to delving deeper into digital fashion innovation.

*Source: Pathway subject to validation

Calling all fashion students

This pathway is suitable for ...

  • Students currently studying year one of a degree at another university but who wish to transfer to Ravensbourne to study on our BA Fashion course.
  • Current Ravensbourne second-year students who wish to choose the Digital Technology for Fashion Pathway as one of their modules.
Digital Technology for Fashion Pathway

Rave Digital collaboration

Ravensbourne BA (Hons) Fashion and BA (Hons) Games Design students have united to showcase their designs on 3D avatars. Their revolutionary project, titled Rave Digital, has been celebrated by the likes of Vogue, Forbes and LOVE magazine. This is the first fashion course in the world to embark on such a project.

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Ravensbourne students thought of how best to showcase their work in the absence of a physical degree show. National lockdown meant fashion students temporarily lost access to the machines and equipment needed to create their garments so had to consider alternatives. In a period of just six weeks, our Fashion and Gaming students created 'Rave Digital', a downloadable game that displays fashion designs on 3D digital avatars.

https://ravensbournedigital.com/

Digital Technology for Fashion Pathway

Rave Digital collaboration

Ravensbourne BA (Hons) Fashion and BA (Hons) Games Design students have united to showcase their designs on 3D avatars. Their revolutionary project, titled Rave Digital, has been celebrated by the likes of Vogue, Forbes and LOVE magazine. This is the first fashion course in the world to embark on such a project.

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Ravensbourne students thought of how best to showcase their work in the absence of a physical degree show. National lockdown meant fashion students temporarily lost access to the machines and equipment needed to create their garments so had to consider alternatives. In a period of just six weeks, our Fashion and Gaming students created 'Rave Digital', a downloadable game that displays fashion designs on 3D digital avatars.

https://ravensbournedigital.com/

Rave Digital example of student work

Rave Digital collaboration

Ravensbourne BA (Hons) Fashion and BA (Hons) Games Design students have united to showcase their designs on 3D avatars. Their revolutionary project, titled Rave Digital, has been celebrated by the likes of Vogue, Forbes and LOVE magazine. This is the first fashion course in the world to embark on such a project.

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Ravensbourne students thought of how best to showcase their work in the absence of a physical degree show. National lockdown meant fashion students temporarily lost access to the machines and equipment needed to create their garments so had to consider alternatives. In a period of just six weeks, our Fashion and Gaming students created 'Rave Digital', a downloadable game that displays fashion designs on 3D digital avatars.

https://ravensbournedigital.com/

Rave Digital collaboration

Rave Digital collaboration

Ravensbourne BA (Hons) Fashion and BA (Hons) Games Design students have united to showcase their designs on 3D avatars. Their revolutionary project, titled Rave Digital, has been celebrated by the likes of Vogue, Forbes and LOVE magazine. This is the first fashion course in the world to embark on such a project.

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Ravensbourne students thought of how best to showcase their work in the absence of a physical degree show. National lockdown meant fashion students temporarily lost access to the machines and equipment needed to create their garments so had to consider alternatives. In a period of just six weeks, our Fashion and Gaming students created 'Rave Digital', a downloadable game that displays fashion designs on 3D digital avatars.

https://ravensbournedigital.com/

Rave Digital collaboration

Rave Digital collaboration

Ravensbourne BA (Hons) Fashion and BA (Hons) Games Design students have united to showcase their designs on 3D avatars. Their revolutionary project, titled Rave Digital, has been celebrated by the likes of Vogue, Forbes and LOVE magazine. This is the first fashion course in the world to embark on such a project.

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Ravensbourne students thought of how best to showcase their work in the absence of a physical degree show. National lockdown meant fashion students temporarily lost access to the machines and equipment needed to create their garments so had to consider alternatives. In a period of just six weeks, our Fashion and Gaming students created 'Rave Digital', a downloadable game that displays fashion designs on 3D digital avatars.

https://ravensbournedigital.com/

What can this course do for me?

The course will take a practice-based approach to utilise cutting-edge technologies such as CLO 3D and Marvellous Designer. Designers will be guided through sessions led by industry trailblazers in early digital fashion adoption. These sessions will explore the likes of avatar modelling, digital garment design, character rigging, world building and digital environments, augmented reality, virtual reality and 3D scanning.

With collaboration at its core, designers on this pathway will work to live industry briefs and engage in multidisciplinary projects with students across other courses. These projects will give designers the opportunity to try their hand at the creation of immersive VR environments, virtual garment fittings, sensory experiences, holograms and much more.

In the media

Cover image of a fashion story a decorative trainer a woman and two men

GQ, April 2021

Adam Andrascik, a London-based fashion consultant and the former creative director of Parisian luxury house Guy Laroche, is set to lead the Digital Technology For Fashion pathway at Ravensbourne University London, following the critical and audience success of his Rave Digital x Twitch programme, which last year linked up fashion and gaming students. 

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Ravensbourne coverage in Forbes

Forbes, July 2020

Visionary fashion school creates interactive online game to showcase graduates’ collections

For most fashion education institutions, the closure of campuses due to Covid-19 spelled disaster for delivering curriculums centered on physical cutting and construction of garments and accessories.

But Ravensbourne University took a completely different approach, entering into the world of online gaming to provide graduating fashion students an opportunity to build their own fashion world and develop 3D digital design skills fit for a rapidly changing global industry. 

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Ravensbourne coverage in Vogue Italia

Vogue Italia, July 2020

Ravensbourne University: Rave Digital Première

For the first time, Ravensbourne University in London collaborated with the Twitch live streaming platform for the launch of Rave Digital , a downloadable video game designed by the students of the London Institute. 

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Coverage snippet from WWD Women's Wear Daily

WWD, March 2021

Ravensbourne to launch digital technology for fashion course

As digital fashion becomes the new frontier, students will be able to learn how to make virtual sneakers and digital arts at Ravensbourne.

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Coverage in Vogue Business

Vogue Business, September 2020

Inside Twitch’s play for fashion

Ravensbourne programme director Lee Lapthorne discusses whether Twitch could be the new platform for luxury brands.

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Ravensbourne coverage in 10 Magazine

10 Magazine, July 2020

Meet the Ravensbourne class of 2020

Although Ravensbourne University London was unable to provide a physical degree showcase for its students, the South London institution has come up with the next best thing. Teaming up with live-streaming platform Twitch.

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Ravensbourne coverage in WWD Magazine

WWD Magazine, July 2020

Ravensbourne University takes Graduate Fashion Show to Twitch

Ravensbourne partners final-year fashion design students with gaming students to realize their graduate works on digital avatars.

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