Contemporary Japanese design, architecture and tessellation origami. Applied through the use of carefully designed patterns created in illustrator, laser cut and heat bonded to fabric.
An AW18/19 casual-wear range for the ‘Young Adult’. Separate is a sub brand for Next, offering trend lead fashions that are daring. The vibe is chill, taking inspiration from street style and street art. Sub trends include Nostalgic B-Boy and American-Rap style. Key focuses are anti-skinny shapes, print and layering.
By combining wood with fabric, I’ve create a creative and quirky collection. I took basic garment shapes and added wooden frames and layers of drape to create 3D structure. My inspiration came from the work of artists such as Carlie Trosclair and Christo.
This collection is a concept based on personalised experience. There will be a period of time when we feel we are not good enough, hopeless and do not know what to do with our future. A cycle that everyone goes through – This is called ‘LIFE’.
Expanding into three areas of glaciers, the Absent Landscape concept was developed.
Research into glacier structure, asymmetric silhouettes and stature has influenced the oversized, linear silhouette of the collection.
My collection expresses the notion of deindividuation in contemporary culture, by exploring the relationship between manual and non- manual labour and also the concept of ownership between the two. I have explored this relationship by juxtaposing fabrics, using bold statements, printed images and also fabric manipulation.
Zero° inspired by the abstract geometric art form Suprematism, developed by Kazamir Malevich a Russian Avant Garde artist from the early 20th century.
The main elements within Suprematism flavour my collection. Firstly, the obsession with white and black. Secondly, the simple and complex geometric shapes within the Suprematist composition. Thirdly, the portrayal of mysticism, time, space and multi layered symbols.
Do you ever go somewhere new, see a different culture and feel so inspired, eager to keep seeing more?
That feeling of Wanderlust, to keep having these new experiences. Experiences are more valuable than objects, they create memories that you can keep. They open up your mind to other peoples way of life. The collection has been inspired by first hand images from personal travelling experiences.
My concept takes inspiration from 3D Origami. Focusing simply on structural formation the proposal of geometry was carried forward into my concept. Focusing primarily on shape and form, the idea of geometry met half way with origami as it became my focal inspiration from where my shapes began to generate.
My Collection is about masculinity and the pressures on men in today’s society. My garments incorporate loud text prints such as crossing out the saying ‘man up’, instead saying ‘man down’ and using broken pin stripe fabric to break down the ‘Traditional Masculinity’. Other features include colour reveals, bright trims and my own prints.
My collection is based on the division within society. The inspiration comes from the Solidarity movement in 80’s Poland and current protests in the country with sportswear and tailoring influence. It is personal as the situation affects my family and friends, which makes me question the future and my identity.
Inspired by the patterns and the monochrome colour palette of Optical Art, my collection is designed for my own high-end fashion brand, WYH.
Opposites Attract: A Cultural Twist
My project is inspired by truck art from Pakistan – a popular form of regional decoration in South Pakistan which incorporates floral, geometric patterns and calligraphy in a very traditional way. The collection explores materials such as leather, faux fur and suede with digital printing intricately hand embellished to replicate traditional Pakistani embellishment and give a real essence of East meets West.
This project investigates the relationship between the inherent geometric patterns that are found within a flower’s structure, with the natural shapes and colours found within a flowers leaves, buds and petals. Colour, Shape and surface structure have been explored to create a collection aimed at the womenswear accessories market.
Bringing together the contrast of lights and architecture, the industrial feel and popularity of clogs from the Victorian Era, my concept creates accessories to make their classic style, with a twist, fashionable again. Typical colours seen within the Victorian Era enhanced, then matched with gunmetal hardware and dark dyed wood.
My Collection Eunoia is inspired by social norms in today’s society. Contrasting the views of longing for self acceptance in your own skin and the enriched self photography portrayed to the world via social media. Researching mainly into elements of skin, inclusivity, texture and gender fluidity.
My heritage collection is influenced by the infamous Mitford sisters, in particular Deborah Mitford later becoming the Duchess of Devonshire, residing at Chatsworth House. Each piece is shaped by individuals from Deborah’s life. My Collection displays exceptional attention to detail, elements of gender fluidly and a nod to the aristocracy.
My concept is focused on my muse. She is a sexual empowering woman, with a familiar sense of darkness and magical fantasies. Party dressing and sportswear combined is her aesthetic. She is specifically much damaged, lost and her mind-frame has been tampered with due to her background. I aim to portray this aspect of my concept through knitwear design, silhouette and also the detail of manufacturing each garment.
The Mundane. Knitted samples inspired by the everyday, our daily routines are made up of overlooked patterns. Ordered placing and presenting of shelved products and symmetry within travel that guides and organises. The florescent red is the autopilot action that guides our day to day life with little consciousness that manoeuvres us to our ‘known’ and regular product and path.
Attacus Atlas is a giant moth Native to Asia. Taking inspiration from its intricate patterns and details I have developed my couture knitwear collection. Using noble yarns such as cashmere, silk and merino, my capsule collection is reminiscent of the glamorous 1920’s. I have extensively used techniques such as pleating, racking and brushing to produce a collection of contemporary fabrics based around a chevron concept.
Taking the theme of modern Architecture and its components, my bold knitwear collection encapsulates a fresh innovative look. The materials I have used have very different properties, such as acrylic sheet, elastic, T‐shirt yarn and cottons. The Fabrics are hand laced with embellishments, and fringing is an important element. The look is young, contemporary and aimed at the couture market.
Taking inspiration from broderie anglaise, a recent Fendi campaign and a trip to Venice, I have developed fabrics that use both traditional and modern technology. My knitwear Collection uses pure new wool that is plaited in bright colours and them embellished with laser cut felt details. I have used the tajima embroidery machine to add broderie anglaise like patterns.
Autumn winter womenswear collection inspired by childhood memories at my grandparents’ house. My designs embody happy family events that portray a vibrant, sprightly visual interpretation of the connection that exists between memories and clothing, replicating outfits from old photos and memorabilia. Experimenting with layering fine and chunky gauge knit with contrasting bright jacquard prints inspired by 70’s interior.
Initially inspired by application of colour to buildings in Hong Kong, my concept explores geometric aesthetics in architectural planes and product design, focusing on textures which highlight depth of colour and 3D forms. Through photography, abstracted perspectives and compositions of objects has influenced eclectic pieces which empower and excite.
A collection of embellished fabrics inspired by the flowers and buildings of the world. “ON THE ROAD” is a life style intended to showcase how I personally view the world around us.
A goddess banished from the heavens and placed on earth until the end of time. As time has changed, so has she; evolving alongside technology. An invisible glitch, that alters and distorts. Leaving a trail of colour and effected surfaces. The glitch hears, sees and feels all around her; it reacts
A hand printed collection of silk and wool scarves using abstract imagery and marks created with printmaking techniques. The scarves are combined with digitally printed accessories such as jewellery and bags.
The theme of my collection is “Micro/ Macro in Nature” in which I draw on floral, foliage and microscopic imagery as inspiration and translate this into innovative embroidery, embellishments and fabric manipulated textiles samples, and luxury womenswear and accessories.
Resolute: the project is inspired by the influence of Grecian goddesses and women in Greek mythology, exploring the stylisations of the classical mode and looking at how textiles have always been an underlying theme in Greek mythology.
The theme of the collection originated from Armoury and the period of the Renaissance; using this as a starting point, this collection depicts a visual story of softness and lightness but with the underlining use of components to demonstrate the form of armour.
This project explores the traditional technique of macramé in a new and innovative way. From looking at simple block images found in a city environment and combining them with colour found in a variety of minerals, I have been able to create clean finishes with complicated macramé structures and elaborate acrylic work.
Inspired by Nature: the collection is made from 100% sustainable materials including wool, chosen for it biodegradable properties. The collection has been carefully created so that it can be worn as outerwear in the environment it’s been inspired by and made to care for, leaving no damage or unsustainable waste.
My concept is about the Lagos Nigerian market rawness, atmosphere and the cultural driven state of the market.
How aspiring and positive the market community is about life although they face many struggles financially and physically the market community is full of great vibes and high spirits.
My concept is all about the tropical rainforest. Through research I have designed and produced a children’s wear collection influenced by the surroundings and wildlife of a rainforest. I have used digital print and screen print to create vibrant playful prints along with weave and knit to add further texture.
My concept is ’The cosmic universe’, focusing on two of our senses, sight and sound.
Taking inspiration from star constellations along with how we view our universe using sound waves, also spiritual beliefs combined with what our universe is created from, looking more into different types of geometric forms and shapes of what we see.
My FMP concept is of Sri Lanka and its exotic underwater sea life, I have drawn inspiration from the tropical fishes, clams, fish scales, coral reefs amongst other things. With my concept I wanted to create a elegant, and vibrant womenswear collection, the collection consists of six outfits and has garments that have simple silhouettes that are matched with bold and lively prints. Through these I was able to create detailed and abstract prints that work alongside the bright hand dyed fabrics.
Exploring a contemporary take on the juxtaposition of Brutalist Architecture and Sculptural Fashion. Focusing heavily on textural surface, material exploration and techniques using a combination of unconventional materials. Sustainability is factored in by designing for longevity as well as fabrics being reversible so that they have a ‘2 in 1’ function.
Inspired by floral imagery I have designed a variety of detailed and colourful designs for a trans-seasonal womenswear collection. Focussing on longevity within clothing and the connections of bright colours connoting a feeling of happiness and attachment to a garment. Designing for a lifetime, not just summertime.