Regent’s University London successfully launched its new School of Fashion & Design on 2 December 2014, entertaining over 300 arts industry guests with an impressive display of the latest student work in interior design, graphics, fashion and digital media.
Welcoming guests to the University’s Paddington Street building, which has been transformed from a former 19th century church into high-specification design studios and teaching space, Regent’s Vice Chancellor Professor Aldwyn Cooper said: “London is an extraordinary city seen by many as the ‘coolest place on the planet.’ We are at the centre of many different things.”
Highlights at the opening event included a crowd-pleasing Fashion Show, presentations of work-in-progress by Communication Design students, Fashion Marketing, Foundation Art and Design students, and Interior Design student plans for a public Pop-Up Pavilion to be based in Regent’s Park.
Gill Stark, Head of the School of Fashion & Design at Regent’s University London, said: “This inspiring facility will enable our students to be even better prepared to learn from talented practitioner-lecturers in the heart of London, a city recognised the world over for offering some of the best career paths available in the fashion and design industries.”
Dr Andrew Langford, Regent’s Programme Director for Communication Design, added: “When a student chooses where to study contemporary design, they think about the quality of creative space, the excellence of teaching, and the currency of the equipment available to them. We’re thrilled with this new building and what it means for the future of our programme.”
A selection of photographs from the event can also be viewed via Regent's RSFD Launch album on Flickr.