Fashion Students Inspire Primary School Children with designs!

Fashion students across all years had the chance to showcase their newest collections in a bid to inspire local primary school children.

Pupils from Willoughton primary School explored what our BA Fashion course is all about during a visit hosted by Ann Draycott (Lecturer in BA Hons Fashion), Fiona Robertson (Fashion technician) and Pauline Lancaster (Fashion technician).

After a brief introduction into the world of fashion design children took part in activities including a viewing of the 2016 Fashion Show video, a tour of the fashion studios and finally a showcase of the students’ work from concept to design.

Read all about the students that took part and explore their work here:

Alex Hall, 1st Year
As part of a Visual Communication Module Diversity Project Alex created a piece based on 4 topics, Fabric focus, Customer, Trend focus and Ethnicity focus. She looked at how someone’s ethnicity can affect their body shape and in particular took inspiration from the Polish traditional style. She also took influence from the Digital Wave trend in the style and colour scheme.

Poppy Howell, 1st Year
As part of the same Visual Communication project, Poppy also looked at Digital Wave for her trend focus. However when it came to fabric, she decided to focus on intense metallic. She also got inspiration from fringed and frayed style and put that into her piece.

Fanny Godfrin, 3rd Year – Erasmus Student from HELMo Mode, Belgium
As part of the millinery  project she looked at Revival, Fanny took a lot of inspiration from the spine and ribs and the Turning Torso skyscraper in Sweden.  Initially she created origami paper structures resembling the rib and spine structure and then used this as inspiration to create the actual piece she used polypropylene sewn onto the hat.

Amy Sweaton, 2nd Year
As part of the Fashion and Architecture module Amy explored the idea of reincarnation and cocoons expanding. She created a piece where the inside was made restrictive by having a corset in it, whilst the outside was flowing. Her research included leather hand cutting sampling, digital printing and she used hot glue to create skeleton trees.

Ashleigh- Ellen Kavanagh, 2nd Year
Ashleigh-Ellen worked on a reconstruction piece of an 1873 dress as part of the Fashion Reconstruction module.  The pattern was rescaled from the Janet Arnold Patterns of Fashion 2 book, then digitised by the student and a digital pattern created. The dress was then manufactured using the techniques from the time.

Rebecca Lavallin, 1st Year
As part of a Visual Communication project Diversity, Rebecca looked at four different topics for inspiration. Firstly, she looked at metal hardware and Edgelands as her trend. She then looked at technical nylons for her fabric focus and a fuller figure for her customer focus. Rebecca’s inspiration came from rusty colours and stretchy fabrics. She thought about how they would fit and feel on a fuller figure.

Mollie Hawkesford, 2nd Year
In the module Fashion Identity Mollie undertook a trend prediction project designing a collection in which she explored what fashion may be like in the future, 2022. She also designed an outfit in collaboration with the Drama students, taking on the character Sempronious from the play, Timon of Athen. Her print work was designed by her and printed on the in house digital printer. You can read more about Mollies and her fellow students work with the drama students here:

Lydia Brown, 2nd Year
Lydia also designed a collection and a futuristic outfit focusing again on 2022, she designed a non-binary piece (either gender).  After looking at 80’s print she used that inspiration to make her own print. She called this piece ‘Merge’. In her sketchbook you can see the final designs and the technical elements of the piece.

She also created a piece called ‘Arms of Love’. This piece was based around the idea of protecting a child. It has a duvet look about it based on the idea that babies are usually wrapped up in plenty of layers. This was for the Fashion Architecture module.

As well as all this, Lydia also created a costume piece similar to Mollie. Her character was Falstaff from King Henry IV part 2. You can read more about her design and that of the other students here:

Megan Dexter, 2nd Year
Megan created an outfit that was based on the word ‘Peace’. Her own interpretation of that was lights so she took numerous images of light and used that to create a digital print.

She used the shingo sato method of pattern cutting as inspiration but adapted the pattern, and created a bubble skirt and cape.

LSFm lecturer, Ewen Glass part of Irish Film & Television Academy

Ewen Glass, Senior lecturer in the Lincoln School of Film and Media has been made a member of the Irish Film & Television Academy (Screenwriting Chapter), in recognition of his continuing contribution to the screen industry on the island and beyond.

The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is an all-Ireland organisation whose mission is to encourage excellence in Irish Film and Television by providing a platform for inspiration, creative development and collaboration across the entire industry.  Last year the Academy delivered almost 50 separate Academy Events tailored to each chapter including IFTA’s documentary seminar with Michael Moore, Actors’ Discussion with Liam Neeson and a special masterclass with Martin Scorsese.  The IFTA award ceremony is held annually in Dublin and Members benefit from full voting rights within the Academy’s prestigious Viewing Season.

Well done Ewen, and keep up the great work!

LSFM lecturers part of BAFTSS winning book!

Enormous congratulations to  Lincoln School of Film & Media  lecturers Gabor Gergely and Antonella Palmieri on being part of the excellent book that has just won the prestigious BAFTSS (British Association for Film TV and Screen Studies) prize for ‘Best Edited Collection 2017’ – which includes their great essays:

Sophia Loren and the Healing Power of Female Italian Ethnicity in Grumpier Old Men  by Antonella
Getting a Dash in Interwar Hungary: Pal Javor’s Enduring Stardom by Gabor

Read more about the award and the success of the book here.


LSFM Grad wins national Health & Wellbeing Initiative!


A huge congratulations to LSFM (Media Production) graduate, Rose Braisby for winning the National Health and Wellbeing Initiative at the NHS National Service User Awards 2017 for her work with Rampton Hospital. she was appointed as the KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) associate working to developing an interactive radio drama model that would help create innovative research with ‘Dialectical Behaviour Therapy’. Rose also worked alongside the university of Lincoln , School of Film and Media to do this project, specifically with Senior Lecturer Dylan Roys who was the academic lead for the project, supporting Rose every step of the way.

Well done to you both and everyone else involved in the project!


Baroness Warwick visit UoL Steudents!



The School of Architecture & Design welcomed Baroness Warwick, chair of the National Housing Federation, to the University this morning.

The occasion was the launch of a new guide to building houses for older people in Lincolnshire.

University of Lincoln students from Architecture, Health and Business had worked on the six-month project organised by Dr Primali Paranagamage with Nick Chambers from LACE housing.

They drew on a large body of existing literature to co-design a series of architectural solutions that would work specifically for Lincolnshire – a large, rural county with a high percentage of older people.

Baroness Warwick presented students with certificates recognising their participation in the project and then visited the University’s Computer Science Department to see at first hand their work with LACE around assisted living with robots.

Read more about it here:

UoL Architecture Students Danai Moutaki. Iosif Taouxis, and Georgios Zacharopoulos receiving certificates