Alysha Lily is a third-year student at Solent university completing her graduate collection Heir to the Throne. Knowing she always wanted to pursue a career in the fashion industry, Lily studied textiles at Exeter college alongside graphics and journalism which gave her strong Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign skills. These skills were used every day throughout university alongside sewing and pattern cutting.
Having always been captivated by Streetwear and the Tudor era, these were the key inspirations behind the Heir to the Throne collection. The collection consists of a range of key streetwear garments with girly elements to create your ideal girl gang. Fabrics within the collection include breathable waterproof, heavy brushed jersey, faux fur, and cotton twill. The quote ‘heir to the throne’ is a placement graphic design throughout the garments, reflecting both Elizabeth I and the idea of being ‘top boy’ within a gang.