Art & Design students from Peterborough Regional College have spent the last couple of months working in partnership with Daniel Dabati, owner of Dabati Clothing, to develop ideas for patterns and garments that the clothing company could include in their range.
Over a number of weeks, Daniel visited the students and gave an insight as to how fashion brands work and the importance of individuals working in different roles within a team.
Georgia Fletcher, Level 3 Art & Design student said: “I found it intensive to work towards a live deadline but it’s a great experience to have at my age. I want to go into the fashion industry after studying so to get this insight was invaluable”.
Classmate Maria Sousa, also a Level 3 Art & Design student added: “I have a real passion for fashion, so this project was great for me. Ultimately, my aim is to study fashion at university. I really enjoy designing something from the start and then looking at the final piece, and to get praise and feedback from the owner, Daniel, was fantastic. It was also a good insight into men’s fashion, as usually I design women’s fashion only”.
Mark Griffin, Co-ordinator – Photography & Media at the college said: “The students embraced the brief that was set with some eye-catching patterns, visuals and concepts using digital design processes.
“As their teacher, I am very proud of the manner with which they have approached this brief and it has allowed me to see even more, the great potential that they have. Daniel has even offered to produce a sample of one of each the students’ ideas, and then display them in a Dabati fashion show next summer, which will allow the students to get some good exposure at an early stage of their career.”