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Graduate Spotlight 2015: Diani Diaz


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14 February 2015

Colombian student Diani Diaz is next in our Graduate Spotlight series. Diani’s final collection will feature alongside 11 other students at the MA Womenswear Catwalk show. The show will be live streamed from the LCF Channel at 7.30PM GMT on 19th February 2015. Here Diani tells LCF News about her inspiration, future plans and advice for potential students.


Image from MA Womenswear graduate Diani Diaz’s final collection. Photographer: Felix Cooper. Stylist: Jeannie Annan-Lewin

LCF News: Tell us about your final collection?

Diani Diaz: Desfase is an a/w 2015 ready to wear collection that combines street-luxurious casualwear with soft tailoring, aiming to appeal to sophisticated and effortlessly chic women. The concept behind the collection was inspired by the performance Fase: four movements on the music of Steve Reich, by choreographer and dancer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. The performance is well known for its cool, minimal abstraction and precision.  The aesthetics of the collection combine attention to detail and the use of innovative surfaces, methods and premium modern materials, adding a sense of newness to the range.

LCF News: Where did you study prior to your MA at LCF?

DD: I did a Bachelors degree at Northbrook College (University of Brighton) and back in Colombia I studied fashion design at Arturo Tejada Cano fashion school.

LCF News: What are your future plans?

DD: Build up a career as a creative designer for luxury brands.

LCF News: How do you think the course will help you to realise these plans?

DD: The MA Womenswear show is an excellent opportunity to showcase my skills and aesthetics, as well as giving me the chance to build up my fashion network.

LCF News: What advice would you give to anyone considering studying an MA at LCF?

DD: Explore all the amazing resources and opportunities that the university offers from facilities and workshops, to talks and seminars.