MA Fashion Knitwear Design student secures sponsored trip to Shanghai

Phoebe Edwards travels to Shanghai in October to train on the Santoni Pioneer Program for eight weeks.

The Santoni Pioneer Program (SPP) is a fully-sponsored eight-week seamless and circular knitwear programme, worth approximately £6,000. It offers creative, innovative and highly motivated designers the chance to network with industry expert manufacturers, and push the boundaries of knitwear designs and uses.

Applicants developed their knitwear designs spanning across underwear, outerwear, socks and shoe fabrics for Santoni’s Autumn/Winter 2019-2020 collection.

Phoebe Edwards, MA Fashion Knitwear Design student, secured her place on the SPP and jets off to Shanghai in October. She told us: “I’m most looking forward to learning circular knitting! I love learning how to work new machinery, and how to develop my knitwear designs. As I specialise in sportswear, there are many factors to include when constructing my garments.”