At the end of last year, ELLE UK asked our BA Graphic Design students to take part in a photoshoot for the magazine.
The shoot, which took place on 2 December 2014, saw changing rooms set up on the crossing in Central Saint Martins. ELLE UK dressed students in designer togs for three photo themes – all red, all white and all denim.
Among the labels worn by the students were Comme des Garçons, Phoebe English, J.W.Anderson, Chloe, Fendi, Stella McCartney and Victoria Beckham.
Cath Caldwell, Senior Lecturer in BA Graphic Design, said: “The students were really eager to participate in a real-life shoot. We’re getting them ready to start their own design practices, and this creative partnership with ELLE UK helped to galvanise them as a team and continue their degree show preparations.”
Individuality through uniformity
There is an interesting Spring/Summer trend this year for uniform, and the theme of this shoot was ‘individuality through uniformity’. Each of our students is original and yet together ELLE identifies them as a great body of talent.
Rebecca Lowthorpe, Editor Elle Collections, said: “It was such a pleasure to meet and work with the graduating graphics design students of 2015. Considering the scale of our shoot and the time it took in the cold, they were unbelievably kind, generous and professional.
“Huge respect to every person who took part – thank you, you were amazing. And in particular to the very tall men in the year group who didn’t even blink when asked to wear red skirts as boob tubes or artfully draped capes around their shoulders. Thanks all, we couldn’t have done this without every single one of you. Here’s to the class of 2015! We salute you!”
The new issue of ELLE UK is out today, featuring our students over three double-page spreads. Three of our top students chose to make a time-lapse video of the event. The magazine were delighted to publish this online.