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Alexandra Afanasyeva’s poetic approach to jewellery and passion for experimentation comes from a mixed cultural and educational background; she speaks five languages and having traveled the world she constantly derives inspiration from a huge amount of sources. Her experience in fine jewellery also allows her to create fashion accessories with a pure luxury finish.

She created her jewellery brand, Sasha Jewellery, in order to be fully dedicated to the world of male accessories.

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Alice Callum draws from the elements of performance art, theatrical presences and art within everyday life to form a collection, which promotes the individual, the unique and the weird. The essence of performance is seen in our daily lives, whether we perform through our clothes and appearance or hobbies and interests, each person stands within a performance of their own.

The collection focuses on developing individuality and performance through textile embellishment and detail. Focus on appliqué and beading combined with contrasting fabrics and bold colours addresses the outlandish themes and core of performance with the body as the medium.

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Disturbed twists, contorted shapes and hung elements perfectly describe Alice Henrey’s maximalist sports luxe graduate collection.

Inspired by historical sportswear silhouettes from her dad’s personal Olympic magazine collection, Alice established large billowing shapes in contrast to tight restrictive bodies, which became the foundation silhouette throughout her collection.

Due to her hyper feminine and flamboyant style, Alice has worked alongside the likes of Marc Jacobs in New York and her designs have also been worn by singer, Jorja Smith in Paper Magazine.

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Alvin Lam studied Fashion and Textiles in Hong Kong before moving to the UK to do his masters. London culture heavily inspires Lam, particularly those based around gender. His designs are filling the gap between targeted gender-specific and androgynous apparel. Alvin is redefining industry standards on gender fluidity through his convertible and neutral designs that imply clothing is not personalised to gender. Using playful minimalism and reflecting on issues surrounding subjective character, acceptance and unity his collection is about personality rather than masculinity or femininity.

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Amy Thomson’s graduate collection focuses on fashion as a canvas for art, using hand rendered illustrations and surface prints to tell a narrative. Drawing on the details is the ethos to her graduate collection; blurring the lines between fashion design and illustration with contemporary awareness and innovation.

Her collection focuses on hand illustrative details throughout allowing her to design garments that relate to a particular character in a 3D way. By creating a narrative, Amy builds relationships with different audiences, addressing issues and values allowing the wearer to express issues they connect to through clothing.

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Amber May is a Textile designer based in London, specialising in fashion accessories. With a background in Fine art, Fashion and Textiles, the collections use experimental mixed media.

Currently, her collection explores ancient hand techniques that glorify the skill of craftmanship. Inspired by the beauty of boldily kinesthetic intelligence, particularly within hand crafted Thai architecture, the collection reflects this through modern colours, materials and fabric construction.

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Anne Marie K is an Egyptian designer who graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2017. Her work explores the philanthropic approach of the position of Egyptian women. By fusing empowered feminine tailoring and elegance with once dying Egyptian traditional arts and crafts Anne Marie K is reinventing women empowerment and allowing them to feel treasured in what they wear.

Each piece in her graduate collection tells a story. The colours used in the garments are derived from the scenery in Egypt and the materials used encompass traditional Egyptian dying arts.

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After having studied Womenswear in Korea, she took hold of the opportunity to further her creative exploration by placing herself in the heart of London, one of the industry’s key players. Expanding her breadth, Annie took it upon herself to study fashion media, illustration and design before moving into Menswear at the London College of Fashion. She has since gone on to work for ADYN and Nicomede Talavera and continues to thread her conceptual approach to design through her newer collections.

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Central Saint Martins graduate Anson Lau’s first collection centers on textile and fabric design. For her collection, she took inspiration from three famous artist across a series of works - Marina Abramović, Eliza Bennett and Justin Bartels. The works from these artists revolve around physical sensations through the use and the infliction of textiles and objects.

From these three key pieces of work, Anson’s collection centers on the superficial perception of an object. Her collection encourages the wearer to engage in a dialogue with the garments to sense the disparity between what we see and what actually is.

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Colour and labour intensive textile techniques are the key aspects of Bethan's creations, as well as personal and meaningful narratives. She designs for a woman who is feminine, fearless and with a sense of humour.

Drawing on her interests in retro aesthetics and interiors, Bethan’s final collection, “NUKE KID ON THE BLOCK”, began with a hunt to find 1970s bathrooms full of vibrant colour and intricate textures. As her design philosophy often incorporates narrative, Bethan was drawn to stories of Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp.

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With a passion for print, Bethany Hilton is an emerging womenswear designer inspired by nomadic qualities. Her desire is to promote Fashion for all and versatility throughout her work.

Shortly after showcasing at the Birmingham museum and Graduate fashion week Bethany won the FDCYDA young designer award and has been named a finalist for the midlands fashion awards.In addition to her own achievements, Bethany’s desire to become established within the luxury sector has led to her internships alongside Iris Van Herpen, Amanda Wakeley, Julien MacDonald and J.W Anderson. Working at multiple fashion weeks across the globe.

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For her MA Fashion graduate collection at Kingston University, BoYang chose to depict the relationship between moving bodies and clothing. She turned to contemporary dance for inspiration and looked at alternative patternmaking theories to best create garments for a body in motion.

The two inspirations for her collection came from famous choreographer and dancer Silvia Gribaudi and the patternmaking specialist Rickard Lindqvist – Through this research, BoYang was able to inspect the different elements of dance to identify the correlation between expression and movement. She then transformed these movements into her garment patterns.

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Caroline Perino is a Brazilian fashion designer based in London, having previously graduated in BA Fashion in Brazil, and studied in Central Saint Martin in London.

When she graduated from the MA Fashion Course from Kingston University in London, Perino was amongst the selected few to represent Kingston at the annual London MA Fashion Show. In addition, she was granted with two sponsorships, one from Swarovski, and the other from Bottonificio Padano.

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Chaerin Lee is a graduate of MA Fashion Design at Kingston University, where she developed strong interest in womenswear, sportswear, fabric development and print design.

Her collection concept "Colourful Life" is based on colour theory and seeks to help people in modern societies recover from fatigue and lighten their mood. As colour is known to have an impact of human emotion, Lee's aim is to design colourful sportswear to make people feel energetic.

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Charlotte Moore is a Womenswear designer telling a story of love and people being able to express themselves. Charlotte studied BA Fashion Design at Birmingham City University where she gained a First Class Honours degree.

Charlotte loves using and expressing her designs through colour and playing upon the line which divides fantasy from reality. Charlotte sees how people are allowed to express themselves and take on personas that they come to believe are real. 

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London College of Fashion jewellery graduate, Charlotte Emma Thompson style is filled with feminine, ethereal and delicate notes. During her course, Charlotte developed her aesthetics and used it as a fundamental part of me becoming a woman and working out who she was.

Her collection ‘Babygirl’, is a celebration of the strength in sisterhood. In a current world of strong male politics culture, her project embodies the power in femininity and girlhood.

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Christina’s research topic HAUFEN is concerned with sexual dependency and interdependency between individuals. Many people in big cities like London have the desire to be independent, but at the same time a craving for the intensity that comes from interdependency. (Nan Goldin)

In order to get inspiration she collaborated with Jelly Luise, to make a mood film that would support her final collection in terms of colours, shapes and structure. Their common research expanded, considering movement and time as well as bodies in relation to each other.

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Claire Tagg uses detailed print work in an illustrative style based on narrative to design her pieces. By combining structured and soft fabrics in a neutral colour palette she creates elegant shapes that are further enhance through elaborate detailing in the form of embellishment and embroidery.

Claire’s collection tells the story of her journey to become an air stewardess. A series of illustrations printed onto the garments show how she perceived herself as an air stewardess; looking elegant whilst wearing an airline uniform with pride.

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Constantly inspired by colour, Constanca Entrudo aimed to generate fabrics that would challenge the usual processes of print making through the use of techniques like dyeing, heat pressing and embossing. Her graduate collection is influenced by the idea of performance, circus and transgression.

After spending some time in factories in the North of Portugal, Constanca learnt about the processes of textile and garment making. Due to this, her work is born from the entirely unconventional method of visiting factories and researching into production processes.

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Desree Akorahson’s concept ’The Revival’ is based on her curiosity of nature and the issue of many rare flora and fauna becoming extinct. She decided to take on the role of a botanist who travels the world, collecting the seeds of rare flowers and plants because in years to come we may never see them at the height of their beauty.

In her own way, Desree wanted to create memories, like the botanists and revive the extinct by creating bold, colourful prints and garments that reflect the magnificence of what came from nature itself.

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Eden Keshia specialises in avant-garde womenswear and hand-painted designs. Having a love for embellishment, surface patterns and textures inspire her to create unique garment finishes that are made up of intricate hand-painted and embroidered elements.

A fixation with colour and fabric manipulation generates designs, which feature a variety of stimulating fabrics, prints and colour ways. Eden appreciates an assiduous design process, which appeal to a multitude of senses, developing them into more than just aesthetic pieces.

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Elena Kurginyan graduated from Central Saint Martin with a BA in Jewellery Design in 2016. Having been inspired by people and memories from a variety of locations, Elena has tried to replicate the physical gesture and spiritual connection between people into her jewellery design.

Elena recognises the importance of the body language, as she spent time examining how it forms an important part of our verbal communication.

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Elisha Corinne is Menswear Designer from the South West of England who completed a BA with Honours in Fashion Design at Birmingham City University in 2018.

Elisha’s debut collection is a clear representation of her personality as a designer, focusing on detailing, colour and print combinations and the use and mix of fabrications and other materials.

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Emily graduated from Kingston University London in 2017 with a First class degree in Fashion. Her collection focuses on the idea of a strong, masculine identity. Using vintage ice hockey photos as her starting point, she combined details and silhouettes from their uniforms with bold, colourful prints inspired by Salvation Mountain in California. Each piece defines luxury menswear with a youthful, fun twist.

Since completing her graduate collection she has gone on to show at Graduate Fashion week, including being selected to show in the Gala which featured the top 25 students from the whole of Graduate Fashion Week.

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Emily He’s first collection was inspired by the cultural differences between the East and the West. As a local of both regions, Emily was able to witness the stark variations first-hand. She noticed habitual and behavioural differences that stemmed from the difference in thought patterns.

Emily focused her collection on three main discourses: noise levels, self-expression and lifestyle. Taking a bold conceptual approach, Emily used different metaphoric adaptions and different materials to separate the two cultures.

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Ericka Santiago studied Fashion Design at the Arts University Bournemouth. Since starting her degree, she took an interest in Unisex Fashion and has continued to push this forward throughout her degree. Ericka is a designer that challenges gender norms and often use colour and print to do this. Inspired by art, society and culture, her designs often reflect social and cultural issues.

Her collection centres on the portrayal of her parents' culture - the Philippines.

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Frankie Dean explores a dynamic sense of energy, which constantly referring back to the human figure. Combining the graphic with the delicate and the simple with the intricate allows him to express an amalgamation of colliding juxtapositions.

By building hybrids of ideas and expressing new potential in fashion, silhouette and surface, Dean knows how to push relationships between colour, print and silhouette in a sculptural way.

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Georgina is an eclectic menswear designer from the farm lands of West Wales. Specialising in mens tailoring while taking a light quirky approach to the traditional. When growing up Georgina was heavily involved with textiles, weaving and knitting. This interest came from her mother. Having these influences around from an early age allowed her passion for design to develop throughout her childhood.

Georgina’s graduate collection was inspired by a variation of artists but her main focus was taking distorted elements and turning them into energetic, colourful pieces within men’s tailoring through a mix of knit and fur.

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Haipu Zeng studied womenswear at London College of Fashion and is currently based in Shanghai. She explores how individuals move beyond the straightforward notion of similarity towards a freewheeling, fabulously grey area where clothes push the boundaries of originality. Her designs express contrasts of wanting to stand out yet still remain within a group, allowing her collection to evolve into a scenic paradox of keeping to society’s standards while extending a fashion identity.

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Han Zhu brings both traditional and ancient Chinese history to her pieces. Inspired by her cultural heritage, she translates the past into modern fashion.

Wanting to express lifestyle and attitude through her designs, Han uses a range of different fabric and fine embroidery details in order to embrace Chinese art and virtuosity.

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James Reeves’ work explores a masculine identity through military references, juxtaposed and spliced with sequin. In combination with print and colour, he aimed to challenge the lack of such things within menswear.

James reflected on his own wardrobe and at school uniforms, how these two ideas of subconscious and enforced conformity dictated men’s dress. Bright colours and prints made little to no appearance and this informed the direction of his collection.

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Jeonghyeon Hahn is a South Korean designer who graduated from Kingston University Masters in Fashion in 2018. Her work which falls under the category of 'deconstructivism’ often tend to exhibit androgynous traits by focusing on the basics of clothing. She seeks distinction by augmenting the feminine sentiments. While her current project was based on deconstructivism, the designs were refined and feminine traits were subtly added.  

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Jin Lee’s collection is themed around a combination of coexistence and conflict condition within feminism. Inspired by Colette, a New York feminist artist in the 70s, Jin’s designs would follow a similar aesthetic, in which both were affected by a maximalist environment and contrasts between soft materials and outdoor chaos.

Being a woman in the 21st century is very different from what it was like thirty years ago. Nowadays, women are told to be independent, strong creatures and not just soft and nurturing. Jin’s graduate collection combines the two emotions, both delicate and vigorous.

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Jisu Kang grew up in South Korea, which heavily inspired her when it came to designing her collection. The area she grew up in was nature-friendly yet scientifically developed. Jisu picked up on these two juxtapositions and learnt how they coexist in one city. Combining both science and art from her hometown, Jisu used this to develop a flexible way of thinking when it came to her work.

Jisu expresses her emotions and thoughts through her surroundings and experiences in daily life. She turned her negative experience with depression into something positive by using it to inspire her graduate collection.

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Jiyeon Lee’s graduate collection inspiration came from washing machines. One button is pressed and everything is spinning and all twisted together. She felt that her identity was also tangled up within that. Following the wash, the clothes are hung out to dry, which is where her thoughts also straighten out. The silhouettes and prints are from a laundry process, for example, what happens inside the washing machine and the shapes of the clothes when they are hung out to dry.

In this collection, the key prints are mixed colour and crumpled, wet fabrics. As very common patterns are transformed inside the washing machine, unique print and textiles are reinvented.

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Having completed BA in Fashion in South Korea, Joohye Emma Park moved to London to pursue for her MA degree in Fashion at Kingston University. Her graduate collection is a manifesto which talks about the emancipation of women’s bodies, focused particularly on feminism. Her investigation into feminism has led her to question herself: whether she was a genuine feminist, or simply a trend follower. This contributed on her thinking about the authenticity with an additional question: Why has she become a feminist?

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Josefine Almasanu’s designs tells a story of escapism, with a mood inspired from fantasy and nature. She is heavily influenced by costume design and historic dress such as the Victorian and Romanic eras. Furthermore, she tries to explore current issues in her work to give it modern relevance and reflect some of the ideals and debates from our time, while also keeping a sense of the past.

For a fantasy element, Almasanu often researches folklore for inspiration, especially influenced by Romanian and Scandinavian folktales, as this ties in with her own heritage.

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Juliane Rumpf combines the interplay of creative cutting and an innovative approach to material manipulation to create her own signature design aesthetic. Her ability to absorb influences from her surroundings with an open mind enables her to develop innovative pieces filled with culture.

Her graduate collection captures the positive cultural aspects of migration. During the most recent refugee crisis during which millions of war refugees from Syria and other war torn countries have reached Europe in the past year, this seems to have been entirely neglected.

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Kejia Wucheng was born in Wuhan, the centre of China, and was raised in Shanghai, a cosmopolitan along the East Coast of China. She spent three years in Singapore to pursue her BA in Fashion degree, and in 2017 achieved her MA Fashion degree at Kingston University in London.

A large part of Kejia's life has been around moving from one cosmopolitan to another, and getting influenced significantly by their unique culture. She is also interested in architecture, as she believes architecture forms the most influencing symbol for any city.

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Kelly Attenberger created a casual luxury womenswear collection inspired by her surroundings in the summer of 2016 spent in a rural part of Connecticut. This land previously owned by native American tribes 100 years ago, is now used to continue the teaching of traditional dances to keep skills alive for generations to come. Dances were performed in absence of traditional dress, creating the culture of Native Americans in the open wilderness by a lake and fire.

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Having travelled around Switzerland and Vienna, Laura Capello learnt about handcrafting techniques within women's tailoring. Her current collection is based on the combination of the Victorian times and sci-fi spacesuits. Both areas of highly detailed clothing and both having their own way of elegance.

Achieving a look which is feminine, elegant, modern and sexy was what Laura focussed on creating. With a simple colour palette and an eye for construction and detail, the collection has a clean grown up feel for a sophisticated woman.

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Lisa Hanna Osimo is an Italian Jewellery Designer who completed her MA Degree in Jewellery Design at Central Saint Martins in 2018 after 3 years of BA at Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan.

Lisa Hanna Osimo creates unique and ironic wearables. She creates pieces of jewellery from combinations of luxury materials, exploiting the trust of Handmade in Italy and the appearance of wearable art pieces.

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Lucy Saltinstall is a womenswear designer with a keen eye for taking inspiration from the world around her, finding aspects of nature and the disruption of it by human kind and turning them into new prints and shapes.

Creating pieces inspired by both natural and urban environments, contrasting the rigid symmetry of architectural forms with the fluid chaos of botanics, her designs are a vibrant interpretation of the unexpected harmony caused by the collision of these two opposites.

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Maddie William’s visual signature as a designer is highly structured, exaggerated silhouettes paired with textural and innovative textiles, which are often hand crafted or embellished. She works conceptually and uses ideals and narratives to drive her design process.

The narrative of her graduate collection imagines a group of six Goddess- type figures who are here to serve as the antithesis of the Elitist White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy and strike fear into the hearts of harmful Corporations.

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Maria Ivanescu Cotuna's collection explores the ambiguous symbolism of power-play. The pieces provoke a discussion through their ambivalent nature due to their stereotypical cultural meanings and the fact that they were created using contrasting materials and colours.

Maria’s jewellery pieces aim to neutralise or control desire. The duality of the collection that she has made comes from unexpected and conflicting associations.

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Raised in a quiet seaside town, Megan Strange moved to London to pursue her career in Fashion. She graduated from Ravensbourne University in 2017 with a BA Honours in Fashion Design specialising in womenswear. Megan’s design signature is a taking contemporary elements and applying them onto classic styles. Her graduate collection is inspired by her time at university and the negative aspects she had to overcome.

At the age of 18 Megan was awarded the Valter Prize, the award being for the most successfully manufactured and considered garment in the whole of the County of Dorset.

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Meiqi Luo explores movement when creating her geometric jewellery. This form of transit and the structure of the jewellery are explored deeper in other details such as colour and texture.

Wearability is important to Meiqi’s contemporary jewellery, especially as there is an interactive element, which responds to the wearer’s own movement with immediacy. Strong characteristics and skilful techniques come together to create a playful, imaginative feel to each piece.

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Using a combination of traditional Chinese and Japanese wear with elements of modern European garments, Melanie’s collection focuses on using origami shapes and tailoring techniques to create a gender-neutral collection.

Flowers were the motif of the collection. Using different folding techniques, Melanie applied this to her garment to create volume and three-dimensional shapes, focusing the drama on the top half of the body. In contrast, clean lines and refined tailoring were used on the bottom half, a happy medium between tradition and modernity, simple and decorative.

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Meng Zhang is a Jewellery designer from Shanghai who completed her MA Degree in Jewellery Design at Central Saint Martins in 2017.

Zhang's MA collection explores how jewellery transfers the intangible self-identity of the wearer into tangible forms for this increasingly standardised world. Inspired by the lexicon of curves and lines within Chinese calligraphy an essence is captured and translated into vibrant jewellery. These extravagant jewellery forms enhance the body, creating subtle personal identities in artefacts worn over clothing.

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Monika Jauneikaite's professional tailoring and design skills allowed her to create a collection, which translates a minimal and sophisticated feel. Monika was heavily inspired by gender. She asked herself what does it mean to be a women or a man? A lot of influence came from the history of transgender males and females. She looked into a range of different centuries and cultures, which in turn allowed her to develop a new take on traditional menswear tailoring.

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Nadia Wire Albrechtsen is a Danish designer who graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2017, where she studied textile design. She specialised in knitwear and has gained great experience working for high-end brands such as: Pringle Of Scotland, Peter Pilotto, Stine Goya and Iris Van Herpen. She was also a finalist at the FAD x Missoni competition in 2017, where she was picked by Angela Missoni to show two looks during LFW.

With a passion for colour Nadia Wire Albrechtsen developed her final collection focusing on colour theory. The central aim of the collection ‘Color Intelligence’ is to highlight the importance of colour:

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Nia Winstanley is a London-based Womenswear Knitwear designer with a particular interest in textiles and all things shiny.

During her time at Kingston University and Designskolen Kolding, she developed her love for colour, sparkle and textiles through print and knitwear to create highly feminine, glamorous garments that encourage women to be more playful and expressive with fashion.

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Ningyao Zhang combines traditional Chinese culture with modern fashion design. Having strong interests in historic Chinese painting and calligraphy helped her create her graduate collection.

The continuous play of flower types and arrangement of colour create a manifesto of flirty femininity. Exquisitely crafted and intricately executed, her designs ooze a free spirit vibe.

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Odella Yue is a new generation fashion explorer and creator who wishes to make exciting and relevant changes through the digital highway. She is transforming the barriers and boundaries that were once used to separate disciplines into gateways that connect people. Odella believes the future of fashion should be more interactive and consumer should be allowed to be part of the design process.

Her Neon Wanderer game demonstrated the potential of advanced consumer engagement in the fashion design process and offers interesting marketing strategic ideas.

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Olesya is a young Russian-Finnish fashion designer located in Helsinki, Finland. Born in a small town in Southern Russia, where she spent her childhood and teenage years. Before moving to Finland she studied information technology, graduated from Rostov State University of Transport, Russia and worked as a system analyst for a Moscow-based IT-company.

With this collection, her aim was to give a different point of view on stereotypes of so-called Russianness and combine archaic features of national costume with futuristic elements of urban life.

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Inspired by her creative grandmother, Olivia was intrigued by all things textiles whilst growing up, leading her to pursue a Textile Design degree at Nottingham Trent University, where she developed a passion for using photography and digital imagery to inform her design decisions.

Olivia’s graduate textile collection ‘Changing States’ was sparked by the idea of metamorphosis and how we are always adapting to change within our surrounding environment. Taking a scientific approach, her abstract photography is a key aspect of the collection, capturing the uncontrollable reactions triggered during physical and chemical changes.

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Paloma Alarcon is a mixed media textiles designer specialising in hand embroidery, embellishments and laser cutting. Paloma focuses on pushing the boundaries of innovative design using modern and traditional techniques for Fashion statement pieces and accessories.

Combining a range of materials from acrylics, plastics and wood to conventional woolly threads is what sparks Paloma's contemporary designs. With Peruvian origins the idea of bringing Peru's cultural aesthetic and colour is always vivid in her collections.

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Peng Yu Wang’s disciplinary education and working background helped him to successfully create a remarkable graduate collection. Inspired by the way insects are constantly renovating and breaking their own inherent patterns in order to become brand new, vivacious and beautiful beings, Peng Yu focused on breaking original lifestyles when it came to creating his collection.

The motif of his design concept emphasises this key perception and allowed him to focus on his own social relationships and how he has grown and developed himself as a person.

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Inspired by the arts, history, materials and my surroundings, Poppy is particularly intrigued by the heritage of textiles and how to translate this in modern culture. In her work she explores the relationship between textiles, witchcraft and the idea of weaving as a form of code or language, using both jacquard & dobby looms.

Drawing on her initial theme of magic, she expanded to a more abstract approach as her work progressed. Focusing on elements such as transformation, distortion of reality and secret knowledge allowed her to express her research in a more individual way.

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