Claire Tiplady is a British fashion designer recently graduating with BA Honours in Fashion Design from Birmingham City University. Having opted for a sandwich placement year during her time at university, she spent time as a design intern with a London-based contemporary designer, Zoë Jordan. Her graduate collection, ‘Constructing the Commute’, was showcased at her University’s Internal Fashion Show at the prestigious Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. She was then selected to exhibit her work on the university’s stand at Graduate Fashion Week, London. Her collection has also been featured in various press and magazine articles including: L’Officiel, Lucy’s, Vulkan, and Phoenix..
Her idea for ‘Constructing the Commute’ was born out of her requirement to travel as a commuter during her year spent in London for internship, navigating the hustle and bustle of life on the London transport, underground and buses. Her collection combines her passions for print, embroidery and textile techniques with an oversized emphasis on small details of garments to create a timeless collection. Accents of 70’s inspired chic are shown throughout her collection and strong silhouettes and bold patterns are paired with a sense of femininity, which in total has the unique styling capability to be combined and paired for any genre.