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.
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.
Laura-Shannon Harding is a recent Welsh, Fashion graduate from Leeds Arts University.
Having a love for colour, Laura-Shannon creates fun and playful pieces that feature a heavy use of embellishment, texture and print. An appreciation for festival culture and it’s judgement-free atmosphere has informed the eccentric aesthetic and silhouettes of her designs within the ‘Make Everyday A Festival’ collection that was featured at Graduate Fashion Week 2019.
The intricate panelling and the hand-sewn sequins, equal with the overall great attention to detail and 3D shape construction of some of the pieces allow the collection to really catch the eye.
Instagram is www.instagram.com/laurashannonfashion
This talk was all about 'Ways to look for and secure funding for a new business' hosted by TJ Lyons who has 10 years experience starting, running and exiting businesses from construction, Import/Export, Finance and Fitness, to consultancy.
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'What exactly is an ethical factory' part of Fashions Finest Let's Talk fashion Business sessions took place on Saturday 17th February and was presented by Jenny Holloway CEO of Fashion Enter/Fashion. The talk was well attended with many questions put to Jenny at the end.
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BERESTA is a Fashion Russian Brand for women made in Moscow with love and care. There uniqueness is in the fact that they focus on conceptual everyday style, so you can go to study or work and at the same time look stylish, but also in the evening you could run into the nearest cafe and look beautiful! They compare femininity, comfort and affordable price. Why Beresta? Birch - the most impressive and the most expressive of the trees, and clothes Beresta - the embodiment of style, tenderness and comfort. As well as all of our products are made and create in Russia.