School of Fashion and Textiles

School of Fashion and Textiles

The School of Fashion and Textiles is at the global forefront of fashion and textile education, training and research, working with industry to foster the next generation of design and business leaders.

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Welcome to RMIT's School of Fashion and Textiles

Informed by global awareness and astute knowledge of industry, we lead in creative and entrepreneurial practices. Our staff are engaged as both practitioners and researchers, and are active as designers, curators, business innovators and leaders of industry.

Image caption: Master of Fashion (Design) Graduate Show 2019 at MPavilion. Photo by Lucas Dawson Photography.

Our teaching areas

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Our teaching areas

RMIT is a global leader in fashion and textiles education. Our programs are internationally recognised, with graduates making an impact across the world.

Image caption: RMIT Fashion & Textiles, City Campus. Photo by Tatjana Plitt, courtesy Spowers Architects.

Caprice x RMIT Bachelor of Fashion (Enterprise)

Find out more about the RMIT x Caprice partnership, a hands on learning experience for our Bachelor of Fashion (Enterprise) students. Meet Caprice CEO Paul Cannon and Sustainability Manager Corinne Hollier, the Course Coordinator Dr. Carolina Quintero Rodriguez, as well as two students Rebecca Lee and Erin Box as they provide insight into this opportunity for our Fashion (Enterprise) students.

Bachelor of Fashion (Enterprise) with Erin Box

Meet Erin Box a current student studying the Bachelor of Fashion (Enterprise). Find out more about her journey and experiences studying this program at RMIT University.

Research

Our research focuses on both textile technology and creative practice, with researchers leading the field with projects concerned with the urban environment, and applications for high performance textiles that have the capacity to deliver solutions for safer and healthier lives, from development of protective clothing for firefighters to garments that monitor wellbeing, to new modes of producing and consuming fashion.

About research

The School of Fashion and Textiles engages in research and scholarship to address critical questions of our time and to speculate on future conditions for a sustainable urban orientated world. Image Caption: Nike Air Sportswear and RMIT - Air by Ricarda Bigolin, Blake Barns & Chantal Kirby. Student workshops with Gian Manik, featuring Jake Liu and Michaela Tancheff photography by Nike 2020.

Research streams

The five research streams in the School of Fashion and Textiles enable a community of practice in research and teaching by bringing together likeminded researchers from across the School and providing mentoring and collaboration opportunities. Image caption: Compression Suit for International Space Station - Human Aerospace, Dr James Waldie.

Postgraduate research

The School of Fashion and Textiles offers three research programs: Master of Design (Fashion & Textiles); Master of Technology (Fashion & Textiles); Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Fashion & Textiles). Image caption: Digitising the Body, Material Interplay & Performance - Dr Scott Mayson

Industry

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Industry connections

The School of Fashion and Textiles provides programs, facilities and services to meet the needs of students and industry, creating mutually beneficial partnerships that produce innovative outcomes.

Image caption: Katy Smits Metro Tunnel Hoarding Partnered Project Year 2 2020

Mazda Australia partnered with RMIT’s Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours) program as part of the launch campaign for their new MX-30 model. Finalists presented their MX-30 inspired collections to representatives from Mazda Australia, RMIT and the project’s fashion industry mentor, Margie Woods from label Viktoria & Woods, to then be awarded prizes based on sustainable thinking, overall design and craftsmanship.

Mazda X RMIT: Design Driven Episode 1

Mazda X RMIT: Design Driven Episode 2

Mazda X RMIT: Design Driven Episode 3

Mazda X RMIT: Design Driven Episode 4

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Address: 25 Dawson Street, Brunswick, VIC, 3056

Postal address:

School of Fashion and Textiles
RMIT University
GPO Box 2476
Melbourne 3001 Australia

People

The School of Fashion and Textiles is led by a team of creative professionals with experience across local and global industry.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.