After kicking off #LCF19 graduate season with the School of Media and Communication exhibition, it's now time for our next show. Graduates from across School of Design and Technology have come together to produce the biggest show we've ever had, with catwalks, exhibitions 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) Fashion Design and Technology: Womenswear collections below…
Aloïse Mahé-Stephenson - @venusxinxfurs
In my collection 'Dans les Bras de Morphée' the garments represent the dreaminess and complexity of the unconscious mind, while showing it’s variations from one person to another, re-interpreting the female body. This project has enabled me to explore upholstery fabric within garment making; my aim was to blur the lines between object and garment through unconventional pattern cutting, and between fashion and art.
Credits - Photographer: Lauric Mahé-Stephenson; Models: Nora Kim and Madie Mension
Hannah Ross - @hannahros_s
My collection is inspired by human existence and the reality of everyday life, referencing the work of Austrian artist Erwin Wurm. This collection was used as a form of therapy for myself — I drew inspiration from my life every day for 1 year to reflect upon my thoughts, feelings and emotions by referencing the varying unexpected contradictions that surround everyday life.
Jiaxuan Lyu - @jiaxuan_lyu
‘Pink Elephant' follows my signature style with floating silhouettes. Inspired by the sleeping salarymen when I was traveling in Japan, I created this collection to convey a strong, romantic female image. One of the most important things that I learned at LCF is that fashion designers can create different garments based on their cultures and nationalities, and that customers would accept all those different visions.
Credits - Creative director and photographer: Meiying D.
Linh Thuy Nguyen - @_linh.ng
'The Anomaly: 1988' is inspired by stories of Vietnamese immigrants in (the former) Czechoslovakia in the 80s, capturing a subconscious identity change and how they were rediscovering youth in a new place. One element that really excites me about the future of the industry is how sustainability and fashion can become one, thinking how we can reach the point where sustainability is as pivotal as design or any other variable affecting consumers decisions on purchasing.
Nora Kim - @_norakim
Taking inspiration from The Laugh of the Medusa by Hélène Cixous, this project depicts sensual and unapologetic femininity from a female-oriented perspective, reclaiming feminine sexuality with sincere and yet sharp vision. All the leather pieces are made of cruelty-free vegan faux-leather. I'm looking forward to be part of an activist, empowering and celebratory fashion industry, combined with a female-driven, queer-inclusive community.
Credits - Photographer: Tsz Lo; HMUA: Asami Oba; Model: Elisha Duffy
Rosie D'Ercole - @jeandercole
Inspired by the form and structure of the human anatomy, my collection 'Therion' explores silhouettes through a creative use of pattern cutting. Sustainability is deeply explored in my leather work, with pieces made entirely from leather and organza offcuts. I'm very excited for the new and inventive ways young designers are tackling sustainability — working in an industry that is constantly changing and becoming more responsible is very refreshing.
Credits - Model: Izzy McCarthy