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Image shot by Felix Cooper and styled by Anders Sølvsten Thomsen

LCF MA14 Graduate Spotlight: Barbra Kolasinski

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Published date 10 February 2014
Image shot by Felix Cooper and styled by Anders Sølvsten Thomsen

Lookbook image shot by Felix Cooper and styled by Anders Sølvsten Thomsen

Ahead of LCF’s catwalk show this coming Friday 14th February at 10.30am, this week’s Graduate Spotlights will focus on the 10 designers that will be showcasing their collections. First up is Barbra Kolasinski who studied MA Fashion Design Technology Womenswear and is from Glasgow.

What and where did you study prior to your MA at LCF?

I studied my BA at Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland in Fashion Design.

What inspires you?

Emphasis is placed on my background; a Scottish and Polish upbringing is the driving force of my inspiration. Surrounding myself with family and friends who would rather sew into the night than go on a night out at Fabric when deadlines need to be met.

What is the title of your graduate collection?

My graduate collection is called ‘the clan’ and it references my Scottish background. There are a variety of tartans that can identify a family name and I hope that this collection identifies me in the same way.

What are your future plans?

I’m looking forward to showcasing my work at London Fashion Week and excited to see the opportunities that could come out of it. I would love to set up my own label in the future but at the present moment I want to work within a large team, expanding my  knowledge and learning from the people around me. I want to produce beautiful work and gain as much knowledge about the industry as possible!