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Class of 2015: Silhouettes and construction by Womenswear student Catherine Wang

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Published date 06 June 2015

Up next in our Class of 2015 blog series is BA Womenswear student Catherine Wang. Catherine explores silhouettes and construction in her collaborative BA15 catwalk collection with Fashion Textiles student Camila Lopes

Womenswear and Accessories by Catherine Wang, BA Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear. Printes by Camilla Lopes, BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Print. Photographer: James Rees , Creative Direction: Rob Phillips, Hair: Ezana Ové, Beauty: Kirsty Gaston

Womenswear and Accessories by Catherine Wang, BA Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear. Printes by Camilla Lopes, BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Print. Photographer: James Rees , Creative Direction: Rob Phillips, Hair: Ezana Ové, Beauty: Kirsty Gaston

LCF News: Where are you from?

Catherine Wang: China

LCF News: Talk us through your final project/collection/research/piece…

CW: I explore the new forms and silhouettes in between body and shapes. This concept has divided into several themes: diversity development of the construction and deconstruction, form transformation, and reformation of the shapes in space in keeping its balance and functional.

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

CW: It is a good opportunity of combine contemporary cultures and all the inspiring things you see. I appreciate the creative freedom I’ve got in fashion design nowadays .

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

CW: It was more like storylines, all the interesting concepts and works tie together to become the story of my project, it wasn’t really specific the whole time, I enjoy a lot the randomness in the development.

LCF News: What techniques or theories did you use to create your final piece of work?  

CW: Marcel Duchamp ready made theories, abstract art, constructivism and modern dancing choreography theory.

LCF News: What’s the best thing about LCF?

CW: I love the hard working study environment.

LCF News: What’s the best thing about your course?

 CW: The self-directed studies environment, we learn about the academic side and industry based knowledge as well.

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

CW: I’ve interned at J.W Anderson’s studio and Celine’s London studio. I got them by working hard and really taking the brief seriously.

LCF News: What did you learn on your work experience/placement?

CW: When I was interning in J.W.Anderson the studio was just starting up and it was really impressive to see how the company grew, and also how everything works within the studio.

In Celine I learnt about the attitude of making fashion garments, I improved my speed a lot and I become more concentrated in what I do. I was a really great experience.

Womenswear and Accessories by Catherine Wang, BA Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear. Printes by Camilla Lopes, BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Print. Photographer: James Rees , Creative Direction: Rob Phillips, Hair: Ezana Ové, Beauty: Kirsty Gaston

Womenswear and Accessories by Catherine Wang, BA Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear. Printes by Camilla Lopes, BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Print. Photographer: James Rees , Creative Direction: Rob Phillips, Hair: Ezana Ové, Beauty: Kirsty Gaston

LCF News: Have you met or been inspired by any speakers from the industry whilst at LCF?

CW: I’ve met the director of Liberty and the buyer from House of Fraser. They viewed my work and told me I have a good eye for colour and they also told me a lot about the industry.

LCF News: Describe your work in five words…

CW: Balance, form, bodies, collage, cut, contrast.

LCF News: Do you have a muse? 

CW: Pina Bausch.

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

CW: I learned a lot about the technical side of fashion, for example how to communicate with factories, which is really useful knowledge.