College students fashion up new uniform designs

A group of BTEC Fashion students has completed a project to design concept uniforms for Salisbury engineers and receptionists. The “live brief” challenge was undertaken by eight Oaklands College students, despite the difficulties associated with lockdown restrictions.

Fashion students Avian Alden, Huda Ismail, Shera Conway, Ashlee McKone, Amelia Piercy, Adina Gardener, Serena Baron-Cohen and Emma Wheatley all sent in a range of designs, which you can see a selection of in the images below. Shera Conway’s receptionist design was chosen as the winner for its high quality design and professional look.

Designs by Avian Alden and Huda Ismail

Salisbury’s judging panel said:

“We were delighted to work with Oaklands College students on this exciting live brief. As a business, we know the value of creativity and new ideas – and where better to go to for that than BTEC Fashion students! We asked them to come up with concept uniform designs for our reception and engineering workers and we received some fantastic and innovative proposals. Congratulations to each of them on their great work.”

Salisbury is now making a financial donation to the college to support students who have limited access to computer and design equipment.

Designs by Ashlee McKone, Amelia Piercy and Emma Wheatley

The team at Oaklands College thanked Salisbury for the support:

“Just a very quick note to express how grateful we are for everyone’s contribution to this project… I cannot overstate how helpful it is to have independent industry comments on their work…

As a teaching team we have been really impressed by how they have worked with the brand guidelines – this is the first time they would have had this element in a project brief. They have all really considered the values of the company and how those are reflected in the uniforms. Bearing in mind that this project was completed in lockdown, with virtual as opposed to hands-on classroom support and without much of the equipment they usually have access to at college, they have done extremely well.  We are very proud of what they have all achieved.”

Winning design by Shera Conway