Aristides Vanis studied MA Fashion Design Technology Menswear and is from Greece
What and where did you study prior to your MA at LCF?
I studied the History of Costume and Cinema and Design and Culture of Fashion in Italy.
What is the inspiration for your collection?
My collection represents the visual memories of my childhood. The collection begins with a family party and you see couples dancing in the living room and then it continues through to the kitchen. Food and animals are important themes throughout as they were essential parts of my life growing up. Carousels and fairground rides are also featured. These are all important, fun memories for me. I also wanted to keep the handmade effect to bring the memories to life so I used real chalk to draw the prints.
What are your futures plans?
I want to create my own range of loungewear-homewear. I’d like to make Pyjamas and silk robes for people who wouldn’t wear my designs out but like to wear them around the house.