Annual Fashion and Textiles degree show goes virtual

creative disruption

Heriot-Watt University's School of Textiles and Design opened its virtual doors to the public today as students showcased their degree collections at the 2020 Degree Showcase.  

Friday, 26 June kicked off the event, which welcomed guests to view an exhibition of students' projects showcased in a variety of individual exhibitions which incorporate videos, virtual catwalks, slide shows and static imagery. 

This year's theme was “creative disruption” and students from our Galashiels and Dubai campuses rose to the challenge of adapting to the disruptive period of their studies through the covid-19 pandemic by using their innovative approach and entrepreneurial spirit to creatively present the inspiration and outcomes of their final projects.   

Professor Fiona Waldron, Head of School, said: “The annual Degree Showcase is a wonderful chance to celebrate the work of our students' who have shown remarkable ingenuity and adaptability in completing their projects in a particularly challenging environment for creative practice based subjects. I am incredibly proud of the student and staff achievements during the Covid 19 pandemic and we are delighted to be able to showcase their achievements virtually”.  

"As well as celebrating our student's work, we hope the virtual showcase will encourage people who are considering a degree in design to join us at Galashiels.” 

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Susan Kerr

Media Relations Officer


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