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LCF19: BA Fashion Textiles Class of 2019

Written by Jesse T. and Alexandra R.
Published date 16 July 2019

After kicking off #LCF19 graduate season with the School of Media and Communication exhibition, it's now time for 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) Fashion Textiles: Knit and BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Embroidery collections below…

Faye Arguelles - @_farguel_

‘Ecdysis’ explores the perception of beauty found in the toxic and scarred faces of the planet Earth and the complexity of its natural forms. I’ve prioritised sustainable elements in this collection, showcasing meticulous hand-craftsmanship and delicate hand-rendered pieces from slow fashion.

Credits - Photographer: Rakshita Arvind; Creative Director: Precious Opara and Rakshita Arvind; MUA: Bilansu; Model: Jelin He

With this collection, I also want to raise awareness about the changes in our planet and the ongoing concerns regarding climate change. As designers and consumers, we need to care more about what we buy and appreciate the importance of our natural resources.

Credits - Photographer: Rakshita Arvind; Creative Director: Precious Opara and Rakshita Arvind; MUA: Bilansu; Model: Julia Monae

Linxi Zhu - @llinxiii

‘X-ray Vision’ is a womenswear collection which aspires to merge the boundaries between knitted fashion and conceptual arts. Using X-ray vision to capture subtle body movements, I’ve tried to find beauty in imperfections and translate it into knitted fabrics.

The collection aims to challenge traditional ways of knitting and establishes a new perception of how knitted textiles can be created through the combination of unconventional materials with yarns — I am really excited to see how knitted fabrics can adapt to the body in the future!