Manchester Fashion Institute is Manchester Metropolitan University’s fashion department, and is one of the UK’s largest fashion schools. Our courses span the breadth of the fashion industry, from marketing, buying and merchandising to design, art direction and promotion. As one of the largest fashion providers in the UK, we are known for producing industry-ready graduates. With over 2000 fashion students and 80 staff, we bring together fashion expertise and talent from across the University, Manchester and the world. We have a network of over 260,000 alumni, many of whom are working at the forefront of the fashion across the world within design houses, fashion and sportswear brands or own labels.
Our students are supported by extensive facilities that include industry standard equipment and experienced technicians, including Wet print room, Digital print facilities, Laser cutting machinery, Specialist knit machines, Shima knit software, Digital quilter machine, •Digital embroidery machines, Traditional embroidery machines, 3D printing, Digital prototyping and pattern cutting software (CLO3D, Gerber), 24hr specialist fashion library, garment reference archive and special collections.
2020年曼彻斯特时装学院与北京服装学院开展国际合作项目,双方学生根据设计简报结对合作, 设计胶囊时装系列,探索全球文化和可持续实践。2021年,曼彻斯特时装学院与武汉纺织大学开展了国际合作项目。合作的契机来源于此前由联合国提出的可持续发展目标中的气候目标;美国社会企业Liberation Kilt公司的苏格兰格呢也引发了人们对气候变化的关注。在这一背景下,两校学生进行了相关研究和设计合作。
In 2020 Manchester Fashion Institute launched an international collaboration with the Beijing Institute of Fashion, pairing students to work on a design brief to create a capsule collection exploring global culture and sustainable practices. 2021 saw Manchester Fashion Institute launch an international collaboration with Wuhan Textile University. The opportunity to collaborate stems from the climate goals previously set out by the United Nations as part of the Sustainable Development Goals; the Scottish tartan by the US social enterprise Liberation Kilt has also raised concerns about climate change. In this context, students from both universities collaborated on relevant research and design.
Manchester Fashion Institute is one of fourteen universities designated by the British Fashion Council to provide content creation services for the London Fashion Week digital platform, as part of the Council's work to secure the next generation of creative talent.
Major Programmes Introduction
The fashion programme has an excellent reputation for producing fashion graduates who are employed for their creativity, originality, versatility, and professional skills for more than 50 years. It focuses on contemporary fashion design and encourages students to be creative and experimental while challenging the conventions of fashion and textile design practices. Students follow an arts-based studio practice model through which they develop concepts and ideas using in-depth research processes and experimentation, learning how to design and make original fashion outcomes with a focus on contemporary craftsmanship. Students learn essential skills for designing and making, including the opportunity to develop a textile specialism such as knit, print or embroidery. Students get jobs at H&M, Jack Will, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, JD Sports, Julian Macdonald, Burberry, Celine, Lee Jeans, Levi's, Louis Vuitton, Matthew Miller, Tom Ford after their graduation.
The Fashion Design & Technology programme has a strong reputation for producing graduates who are employed for their creativity, professionalism and ability to develop innovative ranges using both manual and digital technologies. It focuses on contemporary design and application of technology, allowing students to specialise in Menswear, Womenswear or Sportswear. Students work to industry standard, participate in exciting live projects and have the opportunity to undertake a work placement year and/or overseas study or exchange. Students are encouraged to express their individual identity as creative and technical practitioners, developing a portfolio that specialises in areas appropriate to their career aspirations such as luxury, tailoring, creative cut, outerwear, denim, lifestyle or performance fashion products. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Design & Technology (Hons), and get jobs at Bennett, Marks & Spencer, Monsoon, Next, Nike, Puma, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Alexander McQueen, Assos, Baird Group, Dior Fashions, Curtis, David Howard, Shepherd.
Outstanding Graduates’ Works
In Manchester Fashion Institute, students achieved success in creative practice, use of colour, fabric design, craft skills, look design, pattern making and tailoring, silhouette design and contemporary applications of traditional textile and craft techniques. The students overcame the effects of the pandemic to achieve outstanding results. Not only did they demonstrate their skills in colour, fabric and silhouette, but they also demonstrated meticulous craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail in the design and production of their fashion.