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Class of 2015: Angela and Kenji talk prizes, appliqué and creativity.

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Womenswear by Kenji Lau, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear, Flag Textiles by Angela Domale, BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Print. Photographer: James Rees , Creative Direction: Rob Phillips, Hair: Ezana Ové, Beauty: Kirsty Gaston
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Published date
01 June 2015

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!

Womenswear by Kenji Lau, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear, Flag Textiles by Angela Domale, BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Print. Photographer: James Rees , Creative Direction: Rob Phillips, Hair: Ezana Ové, Beauty: Kirsty Gaston

Womenswear by Kenji Lau, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear, Flag Textiles by Angela Domale, BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Print. Photographer: James Rees , Creative Direction: Rob Phillips, Hair: Ezana Ové, Beauty: Kirsty Gaston

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.

Womenswear by Kenji Lau, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear, Photographer: James Rees , Creative Direction: Rob Phillips, Hair: Ezana Ové, Beauty: Kirsty Gaston

Womenswear by Kenji Lau, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear, Photographer: James Rees , Creative Direction: Rob Phillips, Hair: Ezana Ové, Beauty: Kirsty Gaston

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!