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Abigail Skrentny designs sports luxe womenswear focusing on the mood of her research. Ordinary stories of childhood and growing up, that are often overlooked, have continually inspired her. She views them through a dreamy and nostalgic lens showing rich emotions.

Abigail studied for her BA (Hons) in Fashion Design at Winchester School of Art leaving with a First-Class degree and receiving the Nancy Balfour Award for excellence. Her particular strengths are in research and meticulous cut and construction.

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ADIAMELIAS is a Womenswear label that explores and experiments with creative techniques and methods of pattern-cutting.

"Bodies are sites of representation, are not only physical but communicative" (Atkinson, 1971)

The SS/19 collection is inspired by body modification, body modification transcends any cultural boundaries. During the process of design development Adiam looked at both the primitive and modern primitive practises in a contemporary society where consumer culture uses the body as a representation as well as a display of a source of identity.

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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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Alexandra is a London based textile designer who graduated from London College of Fashion, specialising in Knitwear. She was first introduced to the knitting machine at the age of seven, as a willing student to her great-grandmother who was keen to pass on her skills and love of the craft.

Alexandra now looks to reinterpret domestic machine knitting, creating designs which have the power to shock the contemporary market and distance traditional gender stereotypes. She revives traditional knit techniques such as fairisle, weaving, e-wrapping and felting through the use of nonconformist yarns such as paper yarn, or elastic.

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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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Alice Pons has recently graduated in Fashion Design Womenswear at London College of Fashion.

Alongside her degree she has completed two internships at Céline for a total of six months. In her final year Alice was selected for the LCF 2018 Press Show, a prestigious event with significant press coverage. Alice’s graduate collection was featured on Elléments magazine, Evening Standard, Beauty Papers and on I-D Magazine online.

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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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Becky Hong is an award winning designer of eyewear and millinery.

Chinese born Becky Hong graduated as a First class honour in Fashion Womenswear from the University of Lincoln. She was offered a place on Millinery Design at the Royal College of Art. Becky won the 100% Optical eyewear competition in 2017, this design was then collected and forms apart of The British Optical Association Museum.

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Beichen Guan is a Chinese Jewellery designer who graduated from Central Saints Martin BA Jewellery Design with an interest in architectural design and installation art.

Guan shaped her personal experience of teeth whitening into wearable pieces made from moulds of dental paraphernalia. The collection echoes the subversive beauty of 'black teeth' in some Asian cultures while questioning society's obsession with flawless beauty. Black is a sign of decay, but it also represents the charcoal used in the process of whitening.

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British designer Ben Stephen Ford is a conceptual creative pattern cutter, having worked in both London and Paris.

Ben’s graduate collection ‘CHAOTIC MINDS’ is inspired by those who have the compulsive need to ‘fix it’ or ‘put it straight’. The idea best described as a crooked frame on a wall, some would see it and have the desire and need to put it right, while others wouldn’t. Using the nature of the ‘perfectionist’ as the creative drive.

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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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Finding peace in his paintings, Bryan aims to approach every aspect of life in a thoroughly thought out, precisely accurate process. He is an aspiring young fashion designer recently graduated from Norwich University of the Arts, who aims to tackle any task in front of him steadfast and sure-footed.

During the time when he was pursuing his BA in Fashion Design in Norwich University of the Arts, Bryan had always been focused on tried to create something that equally balanced the western influence of style whilst maintaining a thoroughly patriotic reflection on the heritage of Chinese aesthetics and culture in a subtle way.

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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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HERVÉ by Céline Marie is an interdisciplinary couture lingerie brand merging 3d technology, creative laser cutting and traditional handcrafting techniques. Our mission is to design lingerie worn to be seen for all women.

Through our interdisciplinary approach we aim to cater for women who underwent breast surgery or naturally suffer from unevenly sized breasts to re-establish their confidence and empower their uniqueness. What differentiates the brand from a specialist mastectomy label is that HERVÉ does not classify women but makes all women feel included and united.

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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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Dina Fusi is a British/Italian embroidery designer specialising in heritage craft techniques. During her time at London College of Fashion, Dina honed these skills and developed her designer identity.

Her latest collection A Plastic Abyss is a continuation of her pre-collection, ‘Disco in Atlantis’ which is inspired by the playful, subversive nature of water and the distorted appearance of interactions within it. A Plastic Abyss explores how a Disco in Atlantis could look today, highlighting the way that micro plastics, over fishing and oil spills have ravaged the marine environment.

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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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Kiang Edwin Idris Charmain, also known as Edwin Charmain is a creative designer with a focus on graphic, textile and jewellery design.

Coming from a textile-producing family in “the city of batik” Pekalongan, Indonesia, the Central Saint Martins MA Design Jewellery graduate focus on creating ethical-sustainable filigree jewellery pieces that are inspired by his hometown's batik culture and tradition.

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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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Gemma is a recent graduate designer based in York, she graduated from Leeds Arts University in 2018 with a BA hons degree in Fashion Design.

She has always been proud of her northern roots and appreciates the beauty of her city and its surrounding countrysides. By using the local nature and gardens of North Yorkshire as a main source of inspiration, Gemma’s Graduate collection has a notion of texture and surface pattern which have been formed into a crafted like feeling with an essence of nature. With her fascination of illustrative and textured detailing, she was instantly drawn to the idea of creating garments of tactility and surface.

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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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Geraldine Wu is a jewellery designer who graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2018. She finds inspiration in rich cultures and histories, creating jewellery to tell stories and to highlight the hidden narratives held within these silent, ornamental objects.

By mixing tradition with contemporary, she blurs the line between past and present, allowing history and things of old to be rediscovered through a modern lens. 

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Gony Han is a Fashion print designer based in South Korea and London. During the time when she was pursuing her BA in Textiles Print in Central Saint Martins, Gony developed her sense creating colour schemes and her skills with fabric printing techniques.

The garments are mainly made out of recycled-polyester, organic cotton, organic woven, organic denim, organic linen and fabrics from vintage clothing.

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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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Holly Macleod’s first collection is inspired by misplacement and the idea of not belonging. Holly found inspiration from collages, hybrid animals and flytipping.

Holly is interested in creating eccentric looks that are functional and has a natural flare for clashing prints and bold colours.

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Ilona Hars is a Norwegian luxury womenswear designer based in London, graduated from Istituto Marangoni, London.

Her work is known for its strong colours and its embroidery and embellishment details expressed in an elegant, yet contemporary and playful way, exploring ways of using old fashioned hand work techniques in contemporary ways.

The name of her graduate collection is ‘Ut pa tur aldri sur’, which is a Norwegian saying that means ‘no, you'll never be grumpy when going hiking, because activity and sports lead to joy and health’.

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Imogen Evans was born in London, moved to Edinburgh as a child and studied Fashion Design in Milan.

Her recent collection, “Reconstruct My Flesh” was influenced by society’s obsession with physical modifications. Evans used deconstructed silhouettes, layering and embroidery to exhibit this concept.The collection started out as university coursework and turned into a runway show at Vancouver Fashion Week.

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A minimalist but complex tone embodies the ‘Flawed Beauty’ collection by Ines Vilas Boas, with a brand new approach to fabric manipulation, this collection managed to captivate and express the acceptance of transience and imperfection, the beauty of the imperfect, impermanent and incomplete.

This collection features unique pieces exuding a new form of beauty, one that encapsulates the moving bodies in time and an unconventional style stand out against a palette of Whites, Blacks, Greens and Stripy Blues. Using quirky and distinctive fabrics, materials and techniques, this collection manages to further showcase the beauty that hides in between time and movement, through the deconstruction of classical pieces coupled with a forward-thinking, honest and revolutionary approach to clothes making.

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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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With a passion for trail running, wild swimming and cycling, Jessie McGuire is a womens sportswear designer based in London. She has created a bold, “feminine” collection of versatile performance cycle-wear pieces which addresses the issue of female under-representation within the sport.

In 2011, a study by academics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine examined Cycling and the City and why “In London…cycling is disproportionately an activity for affluent white men.” In response to the invisibility of women in cycling culture, BA Textile Design student Jessie McGuire has created a bold, “feminine” collection of versatile performance cycle-wear pieces.

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Jill Hyndman is an Irish fashion designer with a passion for drape, creating unique sculptured silhouettes with a romantic feminine feel. Jill’s collection was inspired by two contrasting historical points, the Juxtaposition of the beauty and elegance of 18th century menswear along with the raw sexuality of 19th century women’s lingerie.

Before pursuing her BA (Hons) in Fashion Design at Bath spa university, Jill came from a background of knitwear, working with designers such as Edel MacBride. This help Jill develop her skills in knitwear and design.

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Jimin Kim is a Fashion Designer based in New York. She is originally from Korea, she successfully graduated from Parsons with a Master of Fine Art majoring in Fashion Design & Society.

“As a fashion designer, I am fascinated by the idea that I create clothes that allow people to be who and how they want to be."

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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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