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Posted on July 20th 2017

Harrods and V&A Museum Trip

During the Summer Term, Year 10 GCSE Textiles students visited Harrods and the V&A Museum in Knightsbridge, London as part of their Controlled Assessment Investigation Task.

The first stop at Harrods was the Supper Brands and International Designers Studios where student got to interview staff and take photos of garments made by designers and brands such as Victoria Beckham, Gucci, Valentino and Burberry.

The next stop was the Victoria & Albert Museum. This visit was a mixture of cultural and observational drawing activities. The Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion Exhibition was stunning: the students were able to discover how Cristóbal Balenciaga's exquisite craftsmanship and innovative designs have shaped modern fashion. 

The V&A's Fashion Collection spans over five centuries, and is the largest and most comprehensive collection of dresses in the world. Students were able to take photos and sketch key inspirational pieces that will help with the development of their portfolios next year.

"I really liked the 17th century gowns and the 1960s daywear." - Alicia

"I can't believe how expensive the Designer and Super Brands are in Harrods. I can't wait to become a designer" - Khusbu

"This school trip has really inspired me to take up Fashion Design & Textiles in Year 12" - Zoe