LCF is holding it’s first stand alone MA Womenswear catwalk show on Thursday 19th February. As part of our Graduate Spotlight series we will be speaking to the 12 womenswear students whose final collections will feature in the show. Here LCF News speaks to Shinhye Kim. 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?
Shinhye Kim: For my final collection, my design was originally derived from my curiosity of human reactions to stimuli. This is a very abstractive notion and I mainly focused on the concept of responses and how exaggerated and distorted in human psychology these reactions can become. In developing my research, I established the concept of the ‘artificial’. I tried to express an experimental pattern through cutting and I created a new silhouette by constructing the factor of the garments. My collection could be defined as ‘Sophisticated Modernism’ it transcends time and trend by building a minimal silhouette created by new pattern cutting that is not in excessive avant-garde forms.
LCF News: Where did you study prior to your MA at LCF?
SK: I studied fashion design at Hong-ik University in South Korea. At that time, I concentrated on developing my textile design and I also studied various experimental pattern cutting to create new silhouettes.
LCF News: Where are you future plans?
SK: After graduation, I am going to work for a fashion design company and after that I would like to study for a PhD in South Korea.
LCF News: How do you think the course will help you to realise these plans?
SK: I faced various difficulties on this course within my design processes. However, I overcame them with my endless effort and enthusiasm and this paid off with a place in the MA Womenswear show.
LCF News: What advice would you give to anyone considering studying an MA at LCF?
SK: I believe that the MA program in Fashion Design & Technology at London College of Fashion will provide the most productive opportunity to satisfy their interests and objectives.