Elisha Quarman is a Contour Fashion graduate who studied at De Montfort University and only recently graduated in 2021. She has a keen interest in the intimates industry and specialises in lingerie. Her graduate collection was inspired by the Chinese culture seen within the V&A Museum. The designs were influenced by the etchings and surface textures of the ornaments and traditional Chinese dragon. Elisha experimented with fabrics such as leather through laser cutting, utilising the curved structures of the dragon and the texture of the dragon scales to create an etched engraved print on to leather. She explored creative shape and curved seams to inspire the design. Elisha presents a luxury lingerie collection of leather, silk and lace lingerie. She wanted to explore the leather lingerie market as she felt there was a gap within the market for luxury leather lingerie that isn’t necessarily fetish wear.
Emma Banister has recently graduated from Norwich University of the Arts where she completed a Fashion Design and Textiles degree. Her designs and graduate collection were characterised by the use of unorthodox materials such as rope and expired parachutes. The utilisation of these sustainable and unique fabrics caused her designs to have a great texture and form. The inspiration for her designs came from the sea and the flow and structure of her designs reflect that. This young designer has showcased great skill in creating stunning pieces from neglected materials and aims to keep sustainability at the forefront of her designs.
"Evelina Anglickaite – a fashion designer who is passionate to keep the traditions of haute couture whilst designing in harmony with nature, being aware of the environmental issues of the modern-day. Based in Amsterdam and Brussels, the designer is constantly influenced by various cultures, yet is mostly inspired by Japanese philosophy, art, and history.
The designer introduces a contemporary concept of evening wear, made from sustainable fabrics, and more specifically – linen and natural silk.
The Spring/Summer 2020 Capsule Collection highlights the relationship between the Western beauty of radiance, majesty, grandness, and the Eastern beauty that is austerity, simplicity, and hidden beauty."
Born and raised in Bermuda, Shannon Stapley graduated this year from Manchester School of Art with a BA in Fashion, specialising in print and embroidery.
Her graduate collection was a satirical take on the misconceptions of the Bermuda Triangle, with a focus on 17th century clothing details, retro sci-fi films, and coral reefs.
Her aesthetic is bold and colourful, with a strong attention to detail, and her garments feature a variety of hand embroidery, including beading and gold-work.
Louisa Moody showcased her SS19 at Fashions Finest during London Fashion Week 15th - 16th September 2018.
Styling Team: Lola Royle, Kim Able, David Johnson, Maryanne Alabi
Makeup Team: Academy of Freelance Makeup Artists
Hair Team: R&Co
Nails: Julie Bryant
Photographer: Joanna Mitroi
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.
A recent fashion design graduate from the University of Central Lancashire, Rose Connor's collection focusses on the beauty and importance of up-cycling and minimizing waste within the fashion industry. Rose demonstrates this by taking a common household item, the 'shower scrunchie' and changes the structural property with intense heat, in order to make a new sustainable fabric.
Born in Genova, moved to study in Milan, started her career in Barcelona, and now lives in London. Carola is an Italian designer who moved to the UK in 2011 to follow her life long dream. Her background is art and design, and in London, she managed to transform her Passion for Fashion into her life job and so, just about a year ago, she created Caroline London, her first official fashion brand, made entirely in the UK. Caroline London is an innovative concept brand focusing on giving voice to women's personalities. Its aim is to create contemporary garments, which combines creativity and fashion with a sharp attention for the feminine figure. Caroline London has been designed for those women who want to have fun, for those whose are ready to experiment a new way of fashion. It's all about those interchangeable garments, to mix 'n' match unlimited times to create a unique style.
After huge research for the right fabric, Caroline London is the first high-end fashion concept brand, adjustable and suitable for any style, personality or mood of the day. Thanks to its hidden zippers, every garment is tailored to be changed in style, color and fabric, at any time...in a easy way.
“Change your style with colors, change your colors in style!”.