Alexander McQueen Designer Visits Art Department

Published on 09 May 2016

Alexander McQueen Designer Visits Art Department

In March, Sara Mitchell, (Mr Mitchell’s talented daughter!) came into the Art Department to give a talk about her college work and her transition into full time employment at the prestigious Alexander McQueen fashion house.  She brought in her lovely work to show the students the commitment and hard work needed for such a high profile company.  Sara did her degree in Surface Decoration at Leeds College of Art, then specialised in interiors, designing beautiful wallpapers.  She then exhibited at New Designers in Islington (shortlisted for best in show), when she was approached by The Alexander McQueen company for the opportunity to become and intern.  From there she went from strength to strength and is now employed as an assistant designer for embroidery.

It is very hard work designing and sewing the intricate bead-work which goes into the beautiful garments and Sara showed some of the results through catwalk images from the London and Paris shows. The  advice which she offered on thorough research, drawing and planning of project work, together with the world of internships and employment  within the creative sector, was very useful for the Year 11,12 and 13 students who attended. 

Fran Harding from Year 13 said, ‘Sara’s talk was so inspirational, her work was beautiful, it really gave me the confidence to pursue my own career in Art and Design’.

Mrs Kirby

Team Leader of Art