Future fashion: LCF MA GRADUATES
Last year for the first time, London Fashion Week provided a platform for the London College of Fashion to present their MA 2013 graduate show, and this year they’ll be doing it again on Friday 14th. With recent alumni including J.W.Anderson and Charlotte Olympia, the spotlight these days is very much on the school for the fashion industry’s future stars. Before the full collections arrive we asked four of ten graduates, those whose work we're very much looking forward to following, to tell us more about their collections.
Course: MA Fashion Design Technology: Menswear
Country of Origin: Greece
"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."
Course: MA Fashion Design & Technology
Country of Origin: Scotland, UK
"My Scottish and Polish upbringing is the main driving force behind my inspiration. This can be seen in my use of fabrics and colour – particularly the tartan and fur. I am also continually inspired by my family and friends who encourage me and help me."
Course: Fashion Design Technology: Menswear
Country of Origin: Spain
"Nature is my main inspiration. For my graduate collection I studied the beetle; its colours, shapes and textures. My use of fabrics represent the beetle, the shapes come from the study of the wing case, the channels of bio-resin represent the photonic crystals of the insects and their ability to attract light. I use a mix of natural and futuristic materials as I like to see how the work together."
Course: MA Fashion Design Technology Womenswear
Country of Origin: Republic of Korea
"I took inspiration for my collection from the Pink Frilled Dress Syndrome and photographer Vee Speers’ The Birthday Party. I feel that the Pink Frilled Dress Syndrome is a kind of mental development stage all girls go through – my collection, with its neutral tones and unexpected silhouettes is the antithesis to this."
The graduates were selected by a panel of judges. The images were styled by Anders Thomson and photographed by Felix Cooper. Take a look at all the students who'll be showing below: