Fashion students use unique 3D film to showcase work

Fashion students have abandoned the traditional catwalk show in favour of a 3D film to showcase their designs at Graduate Fashion Week. It’s the first time that a 3D film has been used by students at this event instead of a traditional show. Tritch-tratch1small

The students, who are studying Fashion and Textile Design at the University of Portsmouth, created a flamboyant performance, part fashion-show part gothic-circus and filmed it using 360 degree video that captures movement from all angles. They shot their unique show at the New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth using professional models and performers and the results are unusual and theatrical.

The film, Tritsch-Tratsch, is inspired by the Polka by Johann Strauss, and can be watched on youtube. To view the video in 360 3D you will the Google Cardboard App, but you can also view it as a normal 360 video. It is being shown all week at the event, which takes place at London’s Truman Brewery until 7 June.

The students also have a stand at the event from which they are showing womenswear, menswear, textiles and lingerie. Course leader, Tom Clulee, stressed the significance of attending this influential industry event.

“Graduate fashion Week is an opportunity for the next generation of designers to be seen by the current leaders and influencers in the fashion world. The event is one of the world’s most important sources of new talent and it’s simply not to be missed. I’m delighted we’re able to send our students and thrilled that they’ve taken such an original approach.”

Tritch-tratch3smallThe production was the result of a collaboration with industry, University academic and technical staff and students from across the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries. The entire production was sponsored by Hampshire-based Andrew Smith Salons hair and Aled Price Productions and supported by Georgina Clayton Makeup and Hair and beauty students from Southampton Solent University .

One of the Portsmouth Students, Hannah Mitchell, has won highly commended (second prize) in the Boux Avenue Lingerie Award for her lingerie designs. Five students were shortlisted for the award, most of whom had studied a specialist lingerie degree, making this a huge achievement for the student. Hannah also won mentoring from Santander in the University of Portsmouth Enterprise Awards while on her placement year.

The University’s BA (Hons) in Fashion & Textile Design is ranked 8th in the 2018 Guardian League Table.

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