MA Fashion Design Technology Womenswear student Scottacus Anthony is next in our Graduate Spotlight series. Here Scottacus discusses his inspiration and offers advice to potential students. Scottacus’ final collection will be shown 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.
LCF News: Tell us about your final collection?
Scottacus Anthony: My collection was inspired by military uniforms of the Hussars and Cuirassiers, with a British raj twist coming through in the playful, vibrant colours. I played with the idea of tailoring, creative pattern cutting and innovating digital prints. Decoupage treatments were applied, creating tangible layers and 3D relief sculpture.
LCF News: Where did you study prior to your MA at LCF?
SA: My creative background is in sculpting. That evolved into a BA Fashion degree at Arts University Bournemouth.
LCF News: What are your future plans?
SA: I would love to eventually have my own label, showing at London or Paris Fashion Week.
LCF News: How do you think the course will help you to realise these plans?
SA: The course team under Nigel Luck’s leadership has provided invaluable support and encouragement.
LCF News: What advice would you give to anyone considering studying an MA at LCF?
My advice would be to have a break between your BA and MA. That time to reflect and grow as a designer outside of academia is indispensable… and obviously just have fun.