Fashion & Textiles Institute

The Fashion & Textiles Institute is an energetic, industrious, studio-based environment. The sectors we focus on are global in nature and famously competitive. So we put all of our efforts into preparing you to succeed - by helping you to shape your professional identity and design aesthetic, by involving you in live, industry-sponsored projects, and by facilitating international internships and study visits.

Collaboration

When you join the Institute, you also join our networks, which you'll engage with throughout your degree. We host partnerships with the likes of Adidas, Liberty Art Fabrics, Diesel, Paul Smith, John Lewis, New York Coterie and DC Shoes. We facilitate internships at organisations including Brooklyn Tailors (New York), Helly Hansen (Norway), the BBC Costume Department (London), Christian Dior (Paris) and Elle magazine (India).

Industry experts

Our staff are totally committed to helping you find and strengthen your creative voice, your signature style and to establish your professional direction. Their expertise spans Armani, Alexander McQueen, ELLE, Ralph Lauren, Harper's Bazaar, Vivienne Westwood and Macy's, while others have run their own labels, studios and design agencies. The team includes internationally active scholars and dedicated, student-centred technical specialists who help develop your in-studio skills.

It's an environment that promotes individuality in design and aesthetic, and leads to some extraordinary graduate destinations. You'll find our alumni across the globe, working at companies including Belstaff, Jonathan Saunders, Vivienne Westwood, Jigsaw, Burberry, Areen Design, Cath Kidston, Seasalt, Joules, Aston Martin, Liberty, Sweaty Betty, Musto and Adidas as well as running their own start-ups and freelance careers.