The Edinburgh College of Art Fashion Programme offers a comprehensive and innovative programme of study for individuals interested in pursuing a career within the fashion industry.
The Programme projects are underpinned by an investigation into diverse consumer awareness– where students are asked to celebrate and design for not only catwalk model standard proportions, but for people of diverse ages, ethnicity, height and sizes. We use a series of highly creative methods to do this, asking students to re-address what they think is beautiful and to develop awareness of the relationship between clothing, emotions and self–esteem.
The Programme has developed strong links with industry ranging from Mackintosh Scotland to Michael Kors NY.
Students from our Programme are highly renowned for being empathic to consumers through effective and innovative design. Recent student successes include:
3 out of 4 ECA students were placed in the final shortlist for the 2012 British Fashion Council Nicole Farhi Competition.
Two ECA students have won the British Fashion Council MA Scholarship Award.
ECA students have consistently won the top Graduate Fashion Week awards including menswear and womenswear collections of the year.
In 2012, ECA student won the David Band Textiles Award, Judged by John Rocha.
4 ECA students have been shortlisted for the Fashion Awareness Direct Awards – this year two ECA students won this.
Two ECA students were finalists in the GFW Karen Millen Portfolio Award 2011 – with one ECA student winning the award.
In 2012 five students gained a placed at the prestigious Royal College of Art.