Tuesday, 13 August 2019 17:37

Lingshan Fan

Fan Lingshan graduated from the University of Central Lancashire. She believes that in creating a design, it must resonate with the viewer, and awaken people's sense of social responsibility, such as with the environment, culture, etc.

 Her graduation designs are inspired by the child’s nature of liking the new and hating the old. This behavior will cause many toys to be thrown away. On the other hand, in order to meet the children's consumption needs, manufacturers quickly update products and environmental pollution caused by overproduction of toys.

 The work takes the doll as the entry point, through the child’s perspective,

Design use the colorful print, A large number of discarded dolls, the resulting silhouette of fingers, torso, and arms, the She uses her knitting and crochet skills as the texture to expressed the shape. In the series, the head of the doll is used as a bag and accessories, and the eyes of the doll are also as prints and the decoration of the clothes. The design was earned runner-up of David Textiles award and Finalist of fashion Design portfolio award.

Instagram: www.instagram.com/lingshanfan1993

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Sunday, 21 July 2019 12:52

Celine Zara

As a concept and bespoke designer not afraid to think and design ‘outside the box’, versatility within conceptual, statement and original designs is where Celine Zara’s creative flare lies. She holds a strong belief that any design should tell a story, create atmosphere, provoke emotion and most importantly, have meaning. Celine’s collections are often inspired by reflections on society and aim to produce a positive message to make people think and reflect. Using physical objects for design details and silhouette Celine produces creative, unique, structured designs with a strong emphasis on remaining true to the concept research. Passionate about using unconventional materials, her recent Graduate collection featured metal structures, inspired by the internal structures of Cavendish Pianos, which adorned the body, working beautifully with the garments in order to create the overall shape and look of  the collection ‘Sonata in F’. She thrives on using her unique creative vision to find beauty and inspiration in the most unconventional of places, pushing the boundaries of fashion in order to create something truly inspiring.

Instagram: www.instagram.com/celinezaradesign
Website:  www.celinezaradesign.co.uk

Published in Designers
Monday, 08 July 2019 17:54

Naoise Jo

Born and raised in Dublin, Naoise Jo graduated from Griffith College Dublin in 2018 with a 1st class hons degree in fashion design. Since graduating, Naoise has interned for Primark and Irish brand Avoca and has been featured in Vulkan magazine, The Irish Independent and Alinéa magazine. Where heritage meets the future, the brand draws inspiration from the designers own personal family history mixing her Irish and English roots with modern influences. With a strong focus on print and colour, Naoise Jo delivers a modern, eclectic, day to night collection for the contemporary woman.

Clothing is designed and produced in Ireland by Naoise Jo and her small team. The brand prides itself on using traditional Irish craftsmanship and materials. The brand is stocked in Marion Cuddy Irish Design Emporium in Dublin.

For her SS20 collection, Naoise Jo has explored her own heritage, mixing the industrial mining clothing of her grandfather in Manchester with the celtic motifs from her Irish roots. She has drawn inspiration from gemstones and minerals and the Pit Brow lasses, strong, female miners from the Victorian Era. The result is an eclectic mix suitable for the modern woman who desires to be more than one thing and most of all confident.

Website: www.naoisejodesigns.com

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The winners of this year’s Gala Awards were announced, celebrating the ‘Talent of Tomorrow’ with graduate stars such as award winners Brian McLysaght, Alexandra Fan and Rosie Baird from Edinburgh College of Art, Greg Brears from Birmingham City University and Hannah Stote from Bath Spa University. 

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The winners of this year’s Gala Awards were announced, celebrating the ‘Talent of Tomorrow’ with graduate stars such as award winners Brian McLysaght, Alexandra Fan and Rosie Baird from Edinburgh College of Art, Greg Brears from Birmingham City University and Hannah Stote from Bath Spa University. 

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The winners of this year’s Gala Awards were announced, celebrating the ‘Talent of Tomorrow’ with graduate stars such as award winners Brian McLysaght, Alexandra Fan and Rosie Baird from Edinburgh College of Art, Greg Brears from Birmingham City University and Hannah Stote from Bath Spa University. 

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Sunday, 19 August 2018 18:40

Maddy Stringer

Maddy Stringer, born in Somerset, UK, is a recent fashion design graduate from Edinburgh College of Art. Her specialism lies in textile and material development, exploring tactility and three dimensional surfaces for fashion. Her graduate collection took inspiration from beauty in the mundane and the human desire to collect, focusing on her own childhood collections. Juxtaposing the traditional ornate patterns found in the miniature Persian rugs of her childhood doll's house with the bright, structured plastics of her hotel soap packet collection allowed Maddy to create unusual and unexpected surfaces that then informed her packet like silhouettes.

Published in Designers
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 12:59

Hope Macaulay

Hope Macaulay is an exciting and bold new luxury womenswear brand by an emerging Northern Irish designer.

Hope creates large expressive collaged paintings and transforms them into prints, combined with detailed beadings and knit to create her garments. She also creates her own embellishments, inspired by her passion for ceramic making, using Fimo clay and various fabrics and beads combined together. Hope's graduate collection, A Surreal Rome, featured at Graduate Fashion Week in London, is not a representation of reality but a world in which you may find in your dreams, inspired by the history, myths and art of Rome. She created her own mythical beings in a hallucinatory world through large expressive paintings and distorted, collage photographs. These have been combined into colourful busy prints, detailed beadings and chunky knits to create a powerful visual of A Surreal Rome within the garments.

Hope Macaulay garments are busy, bold and colourful experiences, each telling a surreal story.

Published in Designers
Thursday, 08 June 2017 17:36

GFW Gala Winners 2017 Announced

The prestigious Graduate Fashion Week Gala Awards Show took place on 7th June.

Published in Award Ceremonies
Tuesday, 04 April 2017 17:47

Graduate Fashion Week 2017

The worlds largest event for fashion graduates will be held at The Truman Brewery in the heart of East London from 4th-7th June?

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