Brooke Woolley is a womenswear designer based in Sheffield. She is about to graduate from her BA (Hons) in Fashion at the University of Derby in 2020. Her graduate collection; ‘COLLECTION XX-XX’ is inspired by past visits to various exhibitions and art galleries, from the MOMA in New York, to more recent visits to the Stedelijk, Amsterdam and Skarstedt, London. Brooke looks to artists that utilise vibrant colours, bold prints and iconography in their work which has in turn influenced her own designs.
Artists such as KAWS, Yayoi Kusama and Damien Hirst have had a hugely influential impact on the development of the collection. Throughout the realisation of the line-up, the garments have taken on a nostalgic and playful character, with many of them now having their own nicknames. In a bid to learn new processes in her final year of study, she has incorporated printing methods within her work; both digital sublimation and hand screen printing along with laser cutting techniques