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Fashion MA: Links with business and industry

How we work with industry partners

Students from our Fashion MA worked on live projects with industry. Once again, this year's collaborative partners were Ede & Ravenscroft and Givaudan who sponsored the final-year fashion show at the Design Museum, London.

Givaudan 2012

GivaudanGivaudan is the world leader in fragrance and flavour creation. Our creation process supports perfumers with a powerful web of creativity, technical expertise and consumer insight to provide fragrances people love from iconic household brands to designer fragrances. In our quest for creativity and innovation Givaudan are delighted to work with the students at Kingston University.

With the help of a multi-sensory focus project Kingston has helped explore the importance of engaging the senses reinforcing Givaudan's visionary move to improve people's perception of the sense of smell. This is the third year of working with the Fashion MA students and we have introduced collaboration with Sense, the UK's leading charity for the deafblind, this project has awakened awareness and brought innovative thought to those with sensory deprivation. Garments exploring texture, knitwear, bold colours, fruit 'bombs', sensual allure and mood therapy are amongst the ideas juxtaposed between scent and style.

Previous projects have explored iPerfumer – a tool to help choose your favourite perfume – powered by Givaudan. Available for free download from the iTunes App Store.

Ede & Ravenscroft

For 320 years Ede & Ravenscroft has upheld its reputation as tailors of distinction. Meticulous craftsmanship has rewarded the company with commissions from royalty to the judiciary. Ede & Ravenscroft enjoys the privilege of being the tailors and robe makers of choice for twelve coronations. They provide ceremonial robes for all occasions, dress the judiciary (including providing handmade wigs) and ensure that graduates from all over the world look their best at graduation ceremonies. Personal clientele entrust Ede & Ravenscroft to deliver tailoring that's fashionably stylish whilst remaining elegantly enduring.

Ede & Ravenscroft is thought to be the oldest firm of tailors in the world. In 1689, the area of London now known as Aldwych, was the bustling centre of the tailoring trade.

In that year a respected tailoring family, the Shudalls, started a business that was to become Ede & Ravenscroft. The quality of their work won them the honour of creating the robes for the coronation of Their Majesties William and Mary. They soon became a recognised supplier to the royal family, going on to produce a large number or ceremonial robes for the coronation of His Majesty King George III.

Before long, in addition to individual customers, Ede & Ravenscroft provided tailoring and robes to the church, state, legal profession and academia. In the 19th century, following the marriage of Joseph Ede to Rosanna Ravenscroft, a member of the successful Ravenscroft wig making family, wig making was added to the firm's services.

Ede & Ravenscroft has been tailors and robemakers of choice for twelve coronations. Today the firm continues to service royalty, the judiciary, civic authorities, academia and business.

A new range of contemporary and traditional men's tailoring offers enduringly fashionable clothing with a perfectly tailored modern twist. Ede & Ravenscroft is proud to hold all three Royal Warrants, an honour shared by only a small number of other companies.

Ede & Ravenscroft are currently appointed as robe makers and tailors to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and robe makers for both His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

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