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How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer
- Newham College’s Fashion and Textile Museum writes a new book, based on its popular series of drawing classes. - ‘How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer’ is published on 30 September 2013 and is accompanied by a display of drawings at the Museum.Leading art publisher Thames & Hudson has commissioned a new book from Newham College’s Fashion and Textile Museum, based on its popular drawing workshops for children. ‘How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer’ is published by Thames & Hudson on 30 September 2013 and is written by Celia Joicey and Dennis Nothdruft from the Fashion and Textile Museum.Celia Joicey, Head of the Fashion and Textile Museum says:‘Drawing is key to the way creative people express ideas and communicate. We hope this book provides tips, inspiration and, most importantly, confidence to future generations of designers.Caption: Book front cover and sample pages with drawings by  Dennis NothdruftWith contributions from designers including Valentino, Christian Lacroix, Anna Sui, Peter Jensen and Zandra Rhodes, the book explores the importance of drawing in fashion, and features step-by-step exercises for developing a signature style.Colour-coded sections and drawings show how to create a fashion template or croquis; how to turn a stick figure into a full figure; and, how to draw dresses, skirts, trousers, coats, jackets and accessories. A final section looks at the design process, from creating a mood board and following a brief, to developing a collection, including the design of complete outfits and seasonal looks.The book will be launched with a display of fashion drawings at the Museum alongside the exhibition The Glamour of Bellville Sassoon.Further informationHow to Draw Like a Fashion Designer is written by Celia Joicey and Dennis Nothdruft at the Fashion and Textile Museum and is published by Thames & Hudson on 30 September 2013. Paperback: 96 pages; Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd (30 Sep 2013) Language: English  ISBN-10: 0500650187   ISBN-13: 978-0500650189 The accompanying display ‘How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer’ opening times: Tuesday–Saturday, 11am–6pm; Last admission 5.15pm. Ticket prices: £8 adults, £5.50 students and concessions, free entry for under 12s. Booking information: online or call 0844 248 5076 The Fashion and Textile Museum is the only museum in the UK solely dedicated to showcasing developments in contemporary fashion, as well as providing inspiration, support and training for those working in the industry. Founded by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes, the museum is part of Newham College London – one of Europe’s largest further education colleges.The Fashion and Textile Museum is at 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF. For further information about FTM and its activities visit

New course opens fashion doors for east London students
Young EastEnders can pursue a dream career in UK’s growing fashion industry after completing a new course at Newham College. Fourteen out of 19 students in the College’s London Fashion Foundation Diploma course this year are going on to study at degree level in September. Their success is part of a bid by the College’s lecturers to help young people from east London use their talents in fashion. Nearly 800,000 people are employed in fashion across a wide range of job roles, including design, production, marketing, costume, tailoring and many other specialist areas of work. Newham College’s fashion manager Chris Hall said: “You need to be passionate about fashion and you need to work hard. But, if you come from east London and you’ve got a creative spark, there are opportunities. “Fashion is a big and growing success story – last year it contributed £37 billion to the UK economy. But there are skill shortages in some areas, especially in London. “The Fashion Foundation course has a fantastic record of success. 94% of our students achieve the Diploma and 84% progress to degree level study at their chosen university. Others go straight into employment. “We own and run the Fashion and Textile Museum and our course is run by people who know the industry inside out. “Sometimes people don’t have great academic qualifications, but that doesn’t always matter – what matters is passion and being on the right course.” End of the year show by London Fashion Foundation Diplomastudents at the East Ham Campus Marilda Djalo, 21, from Dagenham, will study the BA Fashion and Textile Design at the prestigious London College of Fashion. She completed a level 2 course in fashion at Newham College before going on to the level 3 Diploma course. She said: “I’m so excited about my degree course. I always had a creative side but never had the opportunity to study fashion earlier. “My parents wanted me to study the humanities but in the end, it’s my life and you have to do something you enjoy. I’m really glad I did the Fashion Foundation Diploma course.” Students are pursuing fashion related courses at Central Saint Martins, at East London, Middlesex and West London universities and Wimbledon College. Others are continuing their study at Newham College. The British Fashion Council (BFC) published research in February 2014 revealing that the fashion industry grew 22% since 2009, and directly employed 797,000 people. The BFC report also highlights industry skills shortages. More information London Fashion Foundation Diploma Course  

Colleges fashion museum showcases knitwear genius
Over 100 designs by an artist who put colour into knitwear are on show at Newham College’s fashion museum from 22 March. The Fashion and Textile Museum (FTM), near London Bridge, is presenting ‘Kaffe Fassett – A Life in Colour’, a celebration of over five decades of work of one of UK’s leading knitwear, tapestry and textile designers. Kaffe gained recognition designing for celebrities as well as the celebrated 1960s and 1970s fashion designer Bill Gibb and the Italian knitwear fashion house, Missoni. Exhibition designer, Sue Timney said: “The exhibition brings a fresh, modern interpretation to over 50 years of hand-constructed textiles. We’re using dramatic colour, pattern and texture to highlight how Kaffe Fassett explores traditional techniques with a painterly eye. The exhibition recontextualises his work with a contemporary 21st Century twist.“ Exhibition highlights include extravagantly-coloured 9-foot-wide knitted shawls, items especially created for this exhibit and not seen in public before. It also includes coats and throws, patchwork fabrics, a selection of quilts and inspired needlepoint. From his work as a painter, to his knitwear career, and from 1960s London to the present day, Kaffe’s ability to blend pattern, texture and colour has won him a dedicated following of enthusiasts. Head of the FTM, Celia Joicey said: “Kaffe Fassett is one of the world’s greatest living textile artists. This retrospective is a celebration of hand-crafted work, and the incredible people and environments that have inspired Kaffe Fassett during the last fifty years.” Curator of the FTM, Dennis Nothdruft said: “The exhibition provides new insight into one of the most accomplished colourists of the late 20th and early 21st century. We hope to introduce Kaffe Fassett’s work to a new audience and inspire future generations to explore colour, texture and form.” This exhibition is the first in London since Kaffe Fassett’s record-breaking show at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1988. It ends on 29 June.

College museum announces major new partnership with Mexico
A new exhibition at Newham College’s museum, which opens this Friday 6 June, launches an exciting new cultural partnership for the College with the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City, the Museum of Textiles in Oaxaca and the Anglo Mexican Foundation. MADE IN MEXICO The Rebozo in Art, Culture & Fashion (6 June – 31 August 2014) celebrates the art of Mexican textiles and how the colourful rebozo scarf helped change the course of Mexican history. The new partnership welcomes the 2015 celebration of the ‘Year of Mexico’ in the UK and the ‘Year of the UK’ in Mexico, which aims to enhance and deepen the bilateral relationship between the governments of both countries. The exhibition also presents a major education exchange programme with the Fashion and Textile Museum, Newham College and students at the University of the Arts London and Universidad Iberoamericana, all of whose work is on show (until 31 August).   MADE IN MEXICO The Rebozo in Art, Culture & Fashion is the first-ever exhibition dedicated to the rebozo, the classic shawl woven in Mexico. The exhibition features over 200 garments, works of art and contextual material from the 17th century to the present day. Head of Newham College’s Fashion and Textile Museum, Celia Joicey says: “This exciting partnership with the Museo Franz Mayer, the Museo Textil de Oaxaca, the Universidad Iberoamericana and the University of the Arts London has enabled Newham College and the Fashion and Textile Museum to bring these masterful woven textiles to the UK for the first time. Students at Newham College will be showing work alongside their Mexican contemporaries in an inspiring combination of both historic and contemporary fashion. We are grateful to the Anglo Mexican Foundation, whose excellent cultural relations have helped to foster trust and collaboration between the College and our Mexican partners.” Director of the Franz Mayer Museum, Hector Rivero Borrell says: “The rebozo is a crucial symbol of Mexican life and identity. We are happy to be collaborating with Newham College and the Fashion and Textile Museum to highlight the beauty of Mexican textiles and to inspire future generations with their skilled craftsmanship.” Exhibition curator, Hilary Simon with British designer,Zandra Rhodesand Fashion and Textile Museum director, Celia Joicey The UK and Mexican museum partnership welcomes the start of a new bilateral trade relationship ‘Getting Ready for 2015’ between the two countries, which aims to forge greater ties between the UK and Mexico: to help boost the economy, find new export markets for British and Mexican businesses, identify new opportunities and sign new contracts. Maru Solis, General Manager of the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain, says: “This extraordinary cultural collaboration between UK and Mexican Museums demonstrates that the UK and Mexico are in the best position to welcome the 2015 celebrations of the ‘Year of Mexico’ in the UK and the ‘Year of the UK’ in Mexico. This initiative has been set and agreed by the governments of both countries to enhance and deepen the bilateral relationship.” MADE IN MEXICO The Rebozo in Art, Culture and Fashion is organized by Newham College’s Fashion and Textile Museum with the support of organisations including the Anglo Mexican Foundation and the Mexican Chamber of Commerce. The exhibition is presented in sections which explore: the history of Mexican textiles; key personalities associated with the rebozo – from Frida Kahlo to Grammy-award sinning musician Lila Downs; how the rebozo is used and worn; weaving techniques; and, the rebozo in contemporary art and fashion. Historic rebozos from the Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City will be reunited with loans from the British Museum, originally part of the Robert Everts Collection. Everts (1875-1942), a diplomat in Mexico at the turn of the 20th century, was one of the first to identify the importance of the rebozo in Mexican art and design. Also featured is a selection of rebozos once owned by Ruth D. Lechuga (1920-2004) whose collection of Mexican popular arts is also travelling to the UK for the first time. Frida Kahlo’s key role in promoting the rebozo through her portraiture and beliefs is explored in a section of Mexican dress curated by renowned Mexican anthropologist Marta Turok. A parallel is drawn with 21st century musician Lila Downs, who promotes Mexican textiles through her art and performance in the same way. Renown Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, wearing a Rebozo shawlCredit: Nickolas Muray, 1941 Photographs by contemporary artists Graciela Iturbide and Lourdes Almeida document the rebozo in the context of Mexican life, art and fashion. While an installation by artist Mauricio Cervantes explores the ‘aroma de luto’ rebozo and its use as a death shroud. MADE IN MEXICO also features over 50 new works from painters, conceptual artists, fashion designers and textile artists invited to present their response to the rebozo. Mexican artists whose work will be shown include Pedro Diego Alvarado, Francisco Toledo, Sergio Hernandez, Guillermo Olguin, Mauricio Cervantes, Eloy Tarcisio, Antonio Turok, Armando Salas Portugal and Pablo Aguinaca plus fashion designers Carla Fernandez, Lydia Lavin and Carmen Rion. UK artists who have created pieces inspired by Mexico include Barbara Rae RA, Kaffe Fassett, Zandra Rhodes, Andrew Logan, Alison Willoughby, Wallace Sewell and Mary Restieaux. The exhibition explores the resurgence of craft skills through a cultural exchange programme to design rebozos for the 21st century with University of the Arts London and Universidad Iberoamericana. In addition, the Museum has a programme of workshops  and demonstrations, including Fashion Design without Cutting by Mexican fashion designer Carmen Rion. Anyone attending will unquestionably leave with a creation that is the result of being inspired by a deeper awareness of Mexican craft and culture.   More information People in the main photo: Left to right - Laurie Litowitz, artist from Oaxaca Ornella Ridone, textile artist from Oaxaca Yosi Anaya, textile artist from Veracruz Remigio Mestas, textile coordinator and innovator, Oaxaca Katina Riba, artist Mexico City Zandra Rhodes, fashion designer, Fashion and Textile Museum patron Hilary Simon, Made in Mexico curator and artist Candida Fernandez Banos, Director at Fomento Cultural Banamex Marta Turok, Anthropologist, Franz Mayer Museum Back row - left to right Andrew Logan, artist Bill Blair, artist from Canada Mauricio Cervantes, artist from Oaxaca Dennis Nothdruft, Fashion and Textile Museum Curator Celia Joicey, Director, Fashion and Textile Museum Arturo Estrada Hernandez, master weaver from Santa Maria del Rio Vanessa Arelle, Mexican Embassy Cultural Attache.   The exhibition ‘MADE IN MEXICO The Rebozo in Art, Culture & Fashion’ is organised by the Fashion and Textile Museum and is at the Museum 6 June to 30 August 2014. The exhibition travels to the Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City in spring 2015.  The exhibitions opens to the public on Friday 6 June 2014 with a press view on Wednesday 4 June, from 4.30–7pm. The exhibition is curated by Hilary Simon in collaboration with Dennis Nothdruft, Curator of the Fashion and Textile Museum. The Fashion and Textile Museum is at 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF.  @FashionTextile Exhibition opening times: Tuesday–Saturday, 11am–6pm; Thursday until 8pm; Sunday until 5pm last admission 45 minutes prior to closing. Monday closed. Ticket prices: £8.80 adults, £6.60 concessions, £5.50 students, inclusive of 10% donation. Under 12s are free Booking information: online or call 0844 248 5076. The exhibition is made possible with thanks in particular to the Anglo Mexican Foundation and the Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City, Mexico’s leading museum of decorative arts ( The Fashion and Textile Museum is the only museum in the UK solely dedicated to showcasing developments in contemporary fashion, as well as providing inspiration, support and training for those working in the industry. Founded by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes, the museum is owned by Newham College London – one of Europe’s largest further education colleges. The Museum is located in the only building in Europe designed by award-winning Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta (1931–2011).

Fashion and Textile Museum
In the heart of fashionable Bermondsey, the FTM is sited in a fantastic building designed by Mexican Architect, Ricardo Legorreta, and has become established as London's leading resource centre for fashion, textilesand accessories. Owned and operated by Newham College, the FTM depicts a changing programme of glamorous fashion exhibitions opened by the likes of Twiggy and Sir Paul Smith, and provides skills training and networking opportunities to support London's fashion industry. Students studying on the College's fashion courses can use the full resources of the FTM to develop their creativity and understanding of how the market operates.Visit the FTM Website

Newham College could spark a tailoring take-off in the Philippines
Lecturers at Newham College are set to inspire a Savile Row style tailoring industry in the Philippines. The College’s renowned tailoring team recently submitted proposals for new bespoke tailoring courses to a leading fashion school in the capital, Manila. Slim’s Fashion and Art School’s interest began last year after the government’s British Council told its owners about the College’s work with Savile Row tailoring companies. Lecturer and bespoke tailor, Victoria Townsend spent a week in February visiting the school and finding out about the country’s industry. She said: “We’re expecting to hear very soon the response to our proposals for a 24-week pilot course. “The Philippines doesn’t have a significant bespoke menswear industry at present but there is strong demand for handcrafted clothes. “Our courses, adapted for the school, could start an industry that in years from now could be a Savile Row for the country and the region.” Newham College tailoring lecturer, Victoria Townsend:bringing Savile Row to the Philippines Victoria wrote proposals that included course design, teacher training, help in sourcing materials and equipment, and reviewing the courses. The plan is for a Newham College lecturer to stay in the South East Asian country to help set up the course and to train local tutors. In Manila, she met the school’s owners, Mark Higgins and sister, Sandra, leading tutor, Riza Bulawin, local clothing manufacturers and representatives from the British Council and the UK embassy. Mark Higgins received support from the British Council last year to visit London and Savile Row. He spent two days at the College reviewing how students are trained. Newham College’s fashion and tailoring training manager, Chris Hall said: “A leading fashion designer from the Far East came to Britain because of our world-wide reputation for bespoke menswear tailoring. “There’s a lot of potential with this collaboration. It would be wonderful to see a course set up and an industry grow in Manila inspired in part by Newham College.” Slim’s school has produced leading couture designers for women and the owners’ mother, Salvacion Lim Higgins made glamorous dresses for the Philippines’ high society.   Iconic Philippino designer, Salvacion Lim Higgins(right), in her hey-day  Victoria is an industry expert working for award-winning tailors, Richard James. She teaches on the College’s bespoke tailoring programme also represents the College in meetings with Savile Row Bespoke Association. Newham College has worked with the Savile Row Bespoke Association since 2006 to provide trained tailoring apprentices. More than 40 of its ex-students work in Savile Row, with many more in tailoring, costume and fashion production companies elsewhere. The College also owns the Fashion and Textile Museum, near London Bridge, that has been developed as a highly successful exhibition and training centre for the sector. More information Bespoke tailoring course Bespoke Tailoring Pre-Apprentice course Slim’s Fashion & Arts SchoolSlim’s Fashion & Arts School celebrates over 50 years of providing in-depth, technical courses in fashion design and dressmaking/patternmaking. The most established fashion school in the country, the school’s alumni include notable names that have helped shape the Philippine fashion industry: Joe Salazar, Oskar Peralta, Cesar Gaupo, Oliver Tolentino, Michael Cinco and Joey Samson, to name a few.  Savile Row Bespoke AssociationThe Savile Row Bespoke Association was founded in 2004 with the aim of protecting and developing the art of bespoke tailoring on Savile Row. Today, the Row continues to flourish – the home to more than a dozen bespoke tailoring businesses, employing over 100 working craftsmen that form the centre of a unique community of businesses in London’s West End. Savile Row is a community that not only creates a unique English luxury product, but one that also forms the training base for young craftsmen and women who will go on to become tailors or designers themselves

College to boost DIY clothes making
Making your own clothes to wear is catching on, according to a college’s fashion lecturers. Newham College’s fashion academy plans to expand its teaching of garment making following pleas from its students. Unlike the College’s own tailoring classes, most fashion courses tend to emphasise design rather than clothes making skills So Newham’s fashion tutors want to add clothes making skills to their courses not only because students want them but also due to employment and business opportunities. Fashion designer and lecturer, Kiran Khan said: “We think there’s a demand for more courses that cover disciplines like pattern cutting, sample machining and garment technology. “Of our current students learning about the fashion industry, more than half particularly want to learn about garment making “Normally on our courses, they will make one garment a year but we’ve noticed that our students now want to make many more. “They say they want to make clothes at home in order to wear them and some set up their own line in clothes making. Also, I always see job adverts for people with those skills.” Priya Thakasi, 30, from Barking found out more about the College’s fashion courses recently from fashion skills student, Jue Djalo. Priya is looking for a design course that includes garment design. She said: “I’ve been making my own clothes for the past five years. I make Indian clothes such as Salwars, Kurtis and Sarees. “I find it easy to do and I like being creative. But mainly, I want to make eye-catching clothes that no one else is wearing.” Priya and fashion student, Jue, examine home sewing at Newham College Newham College is putting on more sewing classes for the general public to fit into their busy lives. Fashion tutor’s ‘Sew Fantastic’ courses starting in June, and other sewing and garment making courses from September, will be day or evening courses. BBC 2’s sewing contest, ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’, is currently drawing in over 2.5 million viewers.

Bespoke Tailoring Open Day
Bespoke Tailoring Open Day - Thursday 3rd July 2pm   Be there to speak to course tutors and view specialist tailoring facilities at Newham College of Further Eduction, East Ham Campus, High Street South, London E6 6ER.   Our tailoring courses focus on the technical and practical skills that are involved in the hand production of bespoke tailored garments.   All our  students visit Savile Row to see how the industry works, some classes are even delivered in Savile Row workshops as master classes.   You will also get to see the fantastic facilities that are available within our fashion departement. Both students and teachers will be there to speak with you and answer any questions you may have about our tailoring or fashion courses.   Our Learner Services Consultants will also be there to offer expert advice and guidance about becoming a student and achieving your goals. Contact them to register your interest:   Call    0208 257 4446 Email             

Derbyshire tailoring business picks Newham College to advance teenagers’ career (1)
17-year-old Bryony will study tailoring at Newham College to help her achieve her dream Local MP praises small businesses that provide opportunities for young people Amber Valley MP Nigel Mills welcomed the success story of constituent, Bryony Roberts of Loscoe Grange, Loscoe, who has been given a real step-up in her career by Louise Bastard, the owner of Tailor Maid, Market Place, Ripley. Ms Roberts first approached Mrs Bastard to ask for the opportunity to observe tailoring and alterations with a view to gaining experience before starting her career. She then started to observe Mrs Bastard’s work and began paid work in July 2013. Due to help from Tailor Maid, Bryony will start the College’s Bespoke Tailoring Pre-Apprentice course in September and learn fundamental skills need to hand make garments. Newham College’s apprenticeship tailoring courses are regarded as the lifeblood of the industry and attract students from outisde London.                         College partnership with industry enables students to develop skills for successful employment Mrs Bastard stated that: “Bryony came to me to ask to see if she could oversee my work, but within one week I saw how good she was and I took her on as a paid member of staff. “To help her on to the next step in her career, I took her to visit various colleges and universities, but their offering was more academic rather than practical. “Bryony then called Savile Row Company to see whether they could take her as an apprentice. They passed her on to the (Newham) college, which works with Savile Row to train up a new generation of excellent tailors.” Nigel Mills MP said: “Bryony is clearly an exceptionally talented young woman and to be accepted on to this course is a fantastic opportunity for her. “We’ve made a lot of progress with helping businesses take on young people, including scrapping the jobs tax for 1.5 million young people, and providing funding for an additional 20,000 apprenticeships over the next two years. “But this is a real example of how small businesses can help young people get the start they need – and having seen the staff in action at Tailor Maid, I can see how Bryony would have picked up such excellent skills so quickly.” Chris Hall, Fashion and Tailoring Manager at Newham College said: “Newham College is the right place for an aspiring and committed young tailor like Bryony to study tailoring, and we look forward to her joining her course in September. “Our tailoring courses are run in close partnership with the Savile Row Bespoke Association who advise on course content and provide master classes and other support, including work experience for advanced students. This partnership and other industry support enable our students to develop the expert tailoring skills and knowledge they need for successful employment. “Tailoring is an important and growing UK industry, and with her passion for tailoring I am sure that Bryony will have a fulfilling career.” Ms Roberts will start the course at Newham College, East London, in September 2014, following completion of her A Levels in Textiles and Language and Literature at Chesterfield College.   October 2011, Douglas Cordeaux, MD of Fox Brothers (middle) donates quality cloth to Newham College’s Chris Hall alongside Su Thomas,Training consultant for the Savile Row Bespoke Association (This article is mainly based on a press release produced by Nigel Mills MP, More information The Savile Row Bespoke Association, Newham College’s Bespoke Tailoring Pre-Apprentice open day will be on Thursday 16th January at 2pm. Be there to speak to course tutors and view specialist tailoring facilities at East Ham Campus, High Street South, London E6 6ER. Tailoring pre-apprentice course Newham College's fashion and tailoring courses  

College aims to open up careers usually reserved for graduates
Newham College has developed a course to help young job hunters benefit from sought-after careers in museums. Lecturers are particularly targeting school leavers to attend their The ‘Museum Studies Summer School’ course from 1 to 12 July 2013 at the Fashion and Textile Museum (FTM), Bermondsey Street, near London Bridge. Normally, universities offer museum studies to graduates but Newham College, as the first in the further education sector to teach the subject, seeks to be more inclusive. Head of the Fashion and Textile Museum, Celia Joicey said: “The Newham College Museum Studies Summer School is a chance to widen participation in a sector that has a wide range of rewarding jobs and is highly competitive. “We want to increase the knowledge and practical experience of school leavers, graduates and career changers alike so that they will have access to employment in museums.” Newham College is working with the FTM and using its experience to teach the role and functions of a museum, and how a real museum operates. Celia explained: “The course is over two weeks and is taught by museum professionals, including members of our Fashion and Textile Museum team. It provides up-to-date information and experience in a range of museum roles. “Using the real environment, situations and collection of the Fashion and Textile Museum, students will learn how to research, plan and manage the delivery of various activities, from an evening event to a major exhibition. In particular, the course explores the importance of income generation to museums, focusing on retail, venue hire and event management. “It will help participants to decide which areas of work interest them, and provide advice about the steps they need to take to develop their interests and abilities towards a career in the sector.” The course comes at a time when a report by a top economics think tank, the Centre for Economics and Business Research, points to the importance of arts and culture to the UK economy. The Museum is a hub of learning, ideas and networking for the fashion and jewellery industry. It was founded by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes and is now run by Newham College – a centre of excellence for training in fashion and tailoring. For further information about the Summer School and museum visit Further information ‘The contribution of the arts and culture to the national economy’ an independent report commissioned by the Arts Council and conducted by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), 7 May 2013. The Museum Studies Summer School course is organised and managed by Newham College’s Fashion and Textile Museum and runs from 1 July – 12 July 2013. More details are available on the website The Fashion and Textile Museum (FTM) is a cutting edge centre for contemporary fashion, textiles and jewellery in London. Founded by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes in an iconic building designed by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, the museum became part of Newham College London in 2006 and showcases a programme of changing exhibitions, courses and events.