Brenda Kuoh, a Ravensbourne fashion graduate, specialises in garment detailing by incorporating interesting fabrics and materials into wearable pieces. The collection was designed to be worn by the elegant women who is unafraid to embrace a unique, distinctive aesthetic. The wearable art pieces offset intricate details with simple silhouettes, bringing new value to the otherwise unconventional materials.“I have interned at Rejina Pyo and Mary Katrantzou, and I would say they both have greatly influenced me in different ways. Rejina Pyo explores dressing as a daily phenomenon. Hence, the silhouette of my pieces are more wearable. On the other hand, Mary Katrantzou inspires me to work with different materials, fabrics and beads.”
Brenda’s final collection follows a story of six women venturing on a heist, thoroughly disguised whilst embracing their individual personalities and roles as they attempt to blend in and target an elite party. The plot is conveyed throughout the designs, focusing on the use of detailed touches and seam finishes to manifest the jewellery heist concept.
The success of Brenda’s final collection alongside her achievement as the winner of the VF Live Project and Ravensbourne Advocate Award 2019 has provided her the opportunity to be featured on Vogue Italia, Asbo magazine and in The National Student interview titled ‘GFW19: A fashion editor's shortlist’.
Photography by Max Weiss