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IT’S THE BUSINESS 006 PARTNERSHIP WORKING by design Ayr College are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Alex Begg & Company, but do not translate well into a completed garment. Scotland brand leaders in manufacturing pure Ultimately I will be looking for a designer who can cashmere scarves, shawls and throws. Final demonstrate excellent entrepreneurial skills as it year fashion students have been set an exciting is this that will make the key difference in today’s challenge to design textile products using retail environment.” cashmere from Alex Begg & Company, Scotland. Curriculum Leader Anne McCaig explains, “We are really fortunate to be working with such a high Retail Sales Manager, Margarette Bryan, said; profile Scottish brand and I am proud that our “We gave the students the challenge of an open students have risen to the challenge of developing brief allowing plenty of scope for creativity. The some really exciting and innovative designs. Our students came along to our shop in Ayr and fashion courses are preparing the next generation selected from a wide range of beautiful cashmere for working in various fashion careers by giving fabrics. Over the last few months they have been them an opportunity to explore and develop a wide designing and making their collections and I’ve had variety of skills from design, garment manufacture the opportunity of previewing some of the designs. to retail. Each year we have a fashion show allowing I am really excited by what I have seen so far and our HND students to showcase their work. “ look forward to the final judging. Competition designs were exhibited at the “Elite I am looking for that spark of ingenuity –a really Collection” fashion show on 24th May in the Burns stand out design that would enhance our brand. Heritage Museum, Alloway. They can also be viewed I will also be interviewing the students about the at our end of year fashion extravaganza on 14th June design process to understand the journey they in the Riverside Building. have taken from initial concept through to finished Congratulations to Jillian Cunningham who product. Some designs might look great on paper designed the winning garment shown on page 7.
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