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LCF19: BA Bespoke Tailoring Class of 2019

Written by Jesse T. and Alexandra R.
Published date 15 July 2019

After kicking off #LCF19 graduate season with the School of Media and Communication exhibition, it's now time to put the focus on our next show. Graduates from School of Design and Technology have come together to prepare the biggest show we've ever had, with catwalks, exhibitons and workshops to showcase their final collections. In the lead up to this event, we've been catching up with the students to hear more about their projects and what they're most excited about starting their professional careers in the fashion industry.

They will showcase their creations at Here East on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 July 2019. You can see the show via our live stream on the website and keep an eye on our Instagram and Twitter feeds for updates.

A preview of the LCF19 BA (Hons) Bespoke Tailoring collections below…

Imogen Davies - @gracebespoke

‘Double Take’ explores the theme of craft vs commodification within the modern fashion world and the quality of our clothing. Using traditional bespoke tailoring techniques, all the pieces are made of  weaved wools and fabrics from the UK.

Credits - Photography: Claire McIntyre and Vera Zurbrugg; MUA: Georgia Bell; Model: Sonje S.; Fabric sponsor: Taylor & Lodge

I'm looking forward to bringing bespoke tailoring into the modern age, giving the fashion industry a high quality product that will last a life time. This BA at LCF has given me the ability to learn a craft and be able to challenge that craft and tradition.

Credits - Photography: Claire McIntyre and Vera Zurbrugg; MUA: Georgia Bell; Model: Sonje S.; Fabric sponsor: Crescent Trading London

William Shillito - @williamshillitobespoke

For my collection 'Sartorial Skin' I've combined leather with traditional tailoring techniques. All the fabrics are sustainably sourced, and as the collection is tailored, its life span is much longer to that of production due to its nature of creation.

Credits - Photography: Daniel Cartwright from NICESWAN Studios; Stylist: Kevina Marcelline; HMUA: Aieyesha; Models: Daniel De-souza and Jack Talbot

Thinking about the future of the industry and the new generations of designers, I can't wait to see how big companies begin to use sustainably-sourced fabrics throughout their collections, and not just as a spin off.

Credits - Photography: Daniel Cartwright from NICESWAN Studios; Stylist: Kevina Marcelline; HMUA: Aieyesha; Models: Daniel De-souza