Thursday, 6 July 2017

Marta Aranda


Marta Aranda's sculptural project 'Second Skin' explores the importance of clothing as a method of communication and identity.
"This piece comes from the deep reflection about  the relationship between fashion, the human being, and his individuality. The meanings of the links that exist between human beings and clothing, the dependence generated between them, and the importance of this aspect of the human behavior, which defines us, represent us, and makes us able to communicate among ourselves." Marta Aranda

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Olivia Smith

Olivia Smith's embellished embroideries based on cell structure, Olivia has just graduated from Nottingham Trent University.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Ji Won Choi

Ji Won Choi's bold graduate collection "EXCESSIVISM" is a visual representation of a closet that highlights waste and overconsumption in our modern society. Ji Won Choi has just graduated from
Parsons New School of Design and was one of the Empowering Imagination winners.
"My thesis collection is entirely about highlighting consumer waste in our society and our habits to possess in our closets much more than what is actually worn. My work is a visual statement of this issue of waste through graphic symbolism and construction. The design of each garment is developed from the concept of a stripe to symbolize an “item” in our closets and is multiplied to create a visual representation of an average closet. Various elements within my garments can easily be manipulated in order to create multiple silhouettes; thus, creating more options of wear and decreasing the need to keep adding more items to our closets." Ji Won Choi 

Monday, 3 July 2017

Eve Kann

Eve Kann's design for Queen Herodias from Salome the opera by Richard Strauss.  The man-made fabric was manipulated with a heat gun to create a look that would represent a proud, hard, and unsympathetic queen. Eve has just graduated from Nottingham Trent University in costume design.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Zhuxuan (Aimee) He

Soft pillowing pompom's of garments designed by Zhuxuan He for his graduate collection for the University of Technology. Sydney.
"This collection explores the connection between body, garment and its surrounding space, where the wearer acts as instigator for movement within the garment itself to be revealed. The sculptural and articulated forms are inspired by organic abstraction and paper origami folding techniques, and expressed through interconnected layers of fabric and structure. The collection seeks to challenge the potential of three dimensional shape in relation to the female silhouette." Zhuxuan He

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Priya Godfrey-Evans

Glitter, flies, pigeons and doughnuts, Priya's textiles feature trash and its accompanying fauna in a pop art approach to textiles and applique. Priya has just graduated from Bournemouth University. 

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Hannah Middleton

Hannah Middleton has just graduated in Textiles from Cardiff Metropolitan University. The focus of her graduate collection was the shore line and the creature found there. I love the unusual barnacles and mermaids purses, but also her drawings in stitch that keep the energy and power of her original sketches.