Today we’re showcasing even more graduate talent from our Class of 2015! Angela Domale, BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Print, and Kenji Lau, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear, talked to us about their collaborative work which will soon be showcased on the BA15 catwalk!
LCF News: Where are you from?
Angela Domale: London
Kenji Lau: Hong Kong
LCF News: What do you love about what you do?
AD: I love using a variety of mediums to create collages.
KL: I enjoy using fashion as a tool for creating fantasy and I treat it as a platform for delivering a message as well.
LCF News: What is the story behind your final piece of work?
AD: Imperfect beauty, all things society considers imperfect should be embraced. I started focusing on skin imperfections such as vitiligo and the human skin cells.
KL: The name of my collection is Blossom Everywhere and the inspiration came from protesting and rebellion culture. One of the main protests that I was researching was the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong in 2014.
LCF News: What techniques or theories did you use to create your final piece of work?
AD: Screenprinting, digital prints, devorè and embroidery.
KL: The construction of the whole collection was inspired by the Lenon Wall in the umbrella movement in Hong Kong. Every part of the garment is considered to be a appliqué.
LCF News: Have you won any prizes?
KL: In my second year, I was selected for the Art of Dress project and the garment has been exhibited in New York, Shang Hai and St James’s palace in London. Recently I have also been selected for the Saga Fur sponsorship, giving me the chance to visit the Design Centre in Denmark for a week.
LCF News: Describe your work in five words…
AD: Innovative, humorous, tactile, experimental and playful.
KL: Broken, edgy, fun, luxury, street-style.
LCF News: Do you have a muse? If so, who and why?
KL: My muse is Tilda Swinton and I am constantly thinking about her when I am doing my collection.
LCF News: What advice would you give to someone wanting to study your course?
AD: Be confident in yourself and in your work.
KL: Take some rest now and get ready for the stressful yet exciting life!