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Class of 2015: Fashion Design and Knitwear students Marco and Cyanne discuss their catwalk collection

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akerr
Published date
04 June 2015

Up next for our Class of 2015 blog series BA Fashion Design and Development student Cyanne WingYan Sze, and Fashion Textiles: Knitwear student Marco Milani talk about exploring the mind in order to create their final catwalk collection.

Menswear by Cyanne WingYan Sze, BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Development. Men's Knitwear by Marco Milani, BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Knit. Photographer: James Rees , Creative Direction: Rob Phillips, Hair: Ezana Ové, Beauty: Kirsty Gaston

Menswear by Cyanne WingYan Sze, BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Development. Men’s Knitwear by Marco Milani, BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Knit. Photographer: James Rees , Creative Direction: Rob Phillips, Hair: Ezana Ové, Beauty: Kirsty Gaston

LCF News: Where are you from?

Cyanne WingYan Sze: Hong Kong.

Marco Milani: Los Angeles, California.

LCF News: Give us one interesting fact about yourself…

CS: I can speak 3 different dialects from same country.

MM: I have a dog named Aladdin.

LCF News: Talk us through your final collection…

CS: The inspiration for my final collection is the development process of mental disorder, represented by the changes of shapes from the first to the last look.

MM: Researching Charles Manson, really exploring his mind, started this final project. I found myself most fascinated about Manson as a young boy. This collection was based on someone searching for love and acceptance.

LCF News: What do you love about what you do?

CS: Bringing abstract ideas into reality.

MM: I love challenging my mind when it comes to construction knit.

LCF News: What is the story behind your final piece of work?

CS: Zig-zags. And more zig-zags.

MM: The story is about a lost soul searching for something to fill an empty space. It’s a puzzle of love.

LCF News: Have you been in the media?

CS: CONNECT//DIVIDE, VULKAN Magazine

MM: No comment.

Menswear by Cyanne WingYan Sze, BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Development. Men's Knitwear by Marco Milani, BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Knit. Photographer: James Rees , Creative Direction: Rob Phillips, Hair: Ezana Ové, Beauty: Kirsty Gaston

Menswear by Cyanne WingYan Sze, BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Development. Men’s Knitwear by Marco Milani, BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Knit. Photographer: James Rees , Creative Direction: Rob Phillips, Hair: Ezana Ové, Beauty: Kirsty Gaston

LCF News: Have you undertaken any work experience or done a placement whilst at LCF? 

CS: I didn’t take the placement year, and did an internship for the brand Min Wu from Jul to Dec 2014 instead. I saw the information they posted on social media so I just sent my details and did an interview, and I got it!

MM: I’m a stylist as well. I’ve always been in the game of celebrity dressing as I used to live in Los Angeles.  This has kept me quite busy the last 9 years. I also did a placement for Roland Mouret my second year of university.

LCF News: Describe your work in five words…

CS: Playful, clean,minimalism, mono, innovative.

MM: Comfortable, fun, rich, soft, easy.

LCF News: What inspires you?

CS: Everything in my life. Sometimes photos, art works, or just a random idea popped out from my mind.

MM: Anything can inspire me. Youth. California. I didn’t realise how much I appreciated my adolescence until I moved away from the states.

Menswear by Cyanne WingYan Sze, BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Development. Men's Knitwear by Marco Milani, BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Knit. Photographer: James Rees , Creative Direction: Rob Phillips, Hair: Ezana Ové, Beauty: Kirsty Gaston

Menswear by Cyanne WingYan Sze, BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Development. Men’s Knitwear by Marco Milani, BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Knit. Photographer: James Rees , Creative Direction: Rob Phillips, Hair: Ezana Ové, Beauty: Kirsty Gaston

LCF News: How do you think your course and LCF will help you achieve your plans?

CS: I gained a lot of practical and technical knowledge.

MM: I gained confidence in my aesthetic. I now have a clear understanding of what I stand for as a designer.

LCF News: What advice would you give to someone wanting to study your course?

CS: Take the placement year, or start doing interns as soon as possible. It will teach you a lot.

MM: Plan your days out. Time management is everything.