Up next in our Class of 2015 blog series we enter the world of ‘Clumsy Sexiness’ with BA Womenswear student Fanni Varga. Fanni talks to LCF News about playing with silhouettes to alter people’s preconceptions of sexuality.
LCF News: Where are you from?
Fanni Varga: Budapest in Hungary
LCF News: Talk us through your final collection…
FV: The concept of my project is called “Clumsy Sexiness” and most of my research came from lingerie pieces. I wanted to create a sexy and pretty mood done in a way that makes it both knowingly humorous and uncomfortably sexy simultaneously. Elements of the garments are only imitations, fake copies of the actual garment, such as bras or tights made by bonding and fusing.
LCF News: What do you love about what you do?
FV: I like the multi faceted aspect of fashion design. I enjoy the process of completion, seeing its development from a sketch and turning into a final product
LCF News: What is the story behind your final piece of work?
FV: I wanted to create something feminine and pretty but I also wanted to present a bad, clumsy imitation of being sexy.
LCF News: What techniques or theories did you use to create your final piece of work?
FV: I wanted to play with preconceptions about sexuality and getting undressed by using a combination of tulle and randomly positioned fusing covering the body, but at the same time revealing the skin as well. I also used a lot of dropped and oddly positioned silhouettes.
LCF News: What’s the best thing about LCF?
FV: Studying together with people from all around the world.
LCF News: What’s the best thing about your course?
FV: being given more possibilities to get a job in the fashion industry and to make good connections.
LCF News: Have you undertaken any work experience or done a placement whilst at LCF? Where and how did you secure this work experience or placement?
FV: I did my placement at Meadham Kirchhoff. As part of our course we had to complete a 6 week internship however I stayed for 4 months!
LCF News: What did you learn on your work placement?
FV: We did a lot of pattern tracing and grading and learnt how to cut delicate fabrics. I got a better insight into how the industry works from the inside and practiced a lot as we were forced to do a lot of toileing .
LCF News: Describe your work in five words…
FV: Oddly feminine, oddly not. Classic.
LCF News: Do you have a muse?
FV: I don’t, I like to find new characters for every new project.
LCF News: Where do you want to be in your career in five years’ time?
FV: I would like to stay in London and either work for a fashion brand or join part of a creative team doing freelance projects. In the future I am interested in continuing my academic studies with an MA in Fashion.
LCF News: What advice would you give to someone wanting to study your course?
FV: Keep working hard, it’s worth it.