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MA Fashion Show 2022

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Figures wearing bright coloured clothes
Figures wearing bright coloured clothes
Ed Mendoza MA Fashion (Textiles for Fashion) (Photo: catwalking.com)
Written by
Teleri Lloyd-Jones
Published date
20 February 2022

Today, 32 graduating MA Fashion students unveiled their collections with two designers sharing the L’Oréal Professionnel Creative Award.

The L’Oréal Professionnel Creative Award was shared by Ed Mendoza (Textiles for Fashion) and Jessan Macatangay (Womenswear). This year's judging panel included Tian Wei Zhang, London/China Market Editor at WWD, Julia Sarr-Jamois, Fashion Director for British Vogue and Osman Ahmed Fashion Features at i-D.

"Diversity, inclusion, community purpose, and creative solutions abounded," wrote Sarah Mower in Vogue while Paul Toner at 10 magazine concluded "The CSM MA show is always astounding, but this year’s showcase felt particularly brilliant. With these designers at the forefront, fashion’s future looks bright."

The show represented the return of MA Fashion to physical presentations at the College following the pandemic. They marked this return with a collaboration with M ARCH: Architecture students who created the catwalk environment as well as an exhibition in the Lethaby Gallery (catch all 55 graduating MA Fashion students on show in SHINY SHINY at the Lethaby Gallery, 21 February – 2 March).

Ed Mendoza, MA Fashion (Textiles for Fashion)

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    , Ed Mendoza MA Fashion (Textiles for Fashion) (Photo: catwalking.com)
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    , Ed Mendoza MA Fashion (Textiles for Fashion) (Photo: catwalking.com)
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    , Ed Mendoza MA Fashion (Textiles for Fashion) (Photo: catwalking.com)

Speaking to Vogue, Ed talked about his collection:

“My mum’s from Grenada and St. Lucia, and my dad’s from Peru. I wanted to flip the narrative, to see that representation... Especially when I was younger, if I saw something like this, that would have made me feel better about how my body is. It’s really important to see someone who looks like you – especially for people of colour. It’s inclusivity too for people who don’t see themselves as male or female. I feel like we’ve not seen that in fashion.”

Jessan Macatangay, MA Fashion (Womenswear)

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    , Jessan Macatangay, MA Fashion (Womenswear) (Photo: catwalking.com)
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    , Jessan Macatangay, MA Fashion (Womenswear) (Photo: catwalking.com)
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    , Jessan Macatangay, MA Fashion (Womenswear) (Photo: catwalking.com)

MA Fashion Show 2022

See all 55 MA Fashion Collections on show in SHINY SHINY at the Lethaby Gallery, 21 February - 2 March.

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