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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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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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Joomi Jay Jung is a shoe designer and maker who graduated BA Cordwainers Footwear Design at London College of Fashion in 2018.

Joomi represents ‘Mature Beauty’ at her first collection which inspired from old wardrobes’ items of parents or grandparents. They have their own style with their familiar clothing and accessories regardless looks like fashionable.

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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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Kim Tiziana Rottmüller has been working on her line since 2017 and graduated this summer 2018 after a 4-year BA program at Polimoda, Italy. She showcased since then twice at New York Fashion Week, at Vancouver Fashion Week, during London FW and Italy.

Her design signature lies in provocation through a feminine but also playful way which stress and complete the main idea of the concept that also provocation is beautiful too, as well as the discovery of oneself through her design. She pays a lot of attention that everything is connected in a coherent way, artistic and supported with a surrealistic impact.

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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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Cutforth & Conquer is an ethically responsible footwear brand by London College of Fashion Graduate Lauren Cutforth having recently completed a First Class BA (hons) Cordwainers: Footwear, Product Design & Innovation course.

With the unique combination of playfulness, innovation and sustainability, she hopes to turn ethical fashion on its head: "Im sick to DEATH of boring sustainable brands with half hearted messages instilled in every creation. My mission is to be the FIRST ethical footwear brand that saves bees with every product purchased

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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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Liza Kain’s graduate collection ‘Perennial Fable’ is a recreation of the image defined by surreal beauty as a mythical figure hidden behind layers of illusive fabric. We are left to wonder what is beneath all of this beauty, thus furthering the complexity of the women.

The process of her journey is depicted by a blooming flower and followed by the dramatic effect of decaying. Intense textile methods, intrusive embellishments, loose threads and complex constructions intertwine and reflect on the hidden layers of timeless femininity.

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Through her studies at Leeds Arts University, Lottie focused on the reduction and transformation of fabric wastage within the fashion industry. Lottie’s gender-neutral graduate collection ’s p a t i a l exploration:’ has been created using a mindful design method called zero waste design.

Exploring the idea of meditative processes through sketching, Lottie examined applying open space to closed forms.

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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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Lydia Fung is a multimedia designer based in London and Hong Kong, she began her journey in painting when she was studying fine art in Boston at an early age. She later on expanded her pursuit in painting from canvas to textile and completed her BA in surface textile at London College of Fashion.

Lydia has always been fascinated by how a 3D object can transition into a 2D form from different perspectives; therefore, her practice also revolves around this idea by making textiles looking like an object, and making garments looking like a painting.

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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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Maddy Stringer, born in Somerset, UK, is a recent fashion design graduate from Edinburgh College of Art. Her specialism lies in textile and material development, exploring tactility and three-dimensional surfaces for fashion.

Her S/S 19 graduate collection took inspiration from the beauty in the mundane and the human desire to collect, focusing on her own childhood collections.

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Manon Planche is a colourful label sporting unapologetic bold printed pieces that are both comfortable and unconventional. It is inspired by and created for people who are not afraid to stand out.

The founder, Manon, wishes to present her collections as a form of expression both for herself and the people wearing her designs. This is a story of shared love and bursts of happiness. Fashion design is meaningful to Manon, she believes fashion design should help people dare to express themselves through what they wear and how they wish to wear it. 

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With a passion for fashion and art, Manon Pradier is a Menswear designer based in China. Manon showcased her graduation collection last September at the Vancouver Fashion Week.

During the time when she was pursuing her Bachelor in Fashion Design and Pattern making in Esmod Dubai, Manon had always been inspired by the different shapes and patterns that was around the city and during her travels.

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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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During the time when she was pursuing her BA in Fashion Design Technology in London College of Fashion, Marine focused on researching emotions and mental health issues.

Marine Beybudyan's graduate collection initially was inspired by Louise Bourgeois artwork, exploring an idea of knots as a form of therapy for mental illnesses. Bourgeois considered art as a "form of psychoanalysis", offering unique access to the unconscious, as well as a form of psychological release. Exploration of knotted shapes convey mixed emotions and feelings such as anxiety, fear and anger.

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Matilda Aberg began her fashion studies at an early age studying tailoring/fashion design at high school in Stockholm, Sweden. At the age of 19 she moved to London to work for the couture department at Vivienne Westwood. Matilda then pursued her fashion studies with a BA in Fashion Design Womenswear at London College of Fashion.

Matilda’s graduate collection is based on a story inspired by Swedish folk myth about femme fatals, sisterhood and revenge in the dark Northern forests of the 17th century.

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Mayya Agayeva is a London-based menswear designer. She graduated from MA Menswear Royal College of Art, previously having studied for a Graduate Diploma at Central Saint Martins.

The inspiration for her brand comes from "digital society," Internet culture, and our data footprint. All of the designs are based on Google search trends, looking at what are the most common materials, shapes, and styles to create a reflection of our digital twin.

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Megan Rose is a Textile Designer located in London, specialising in Fashion Textiles Print. With a background in Photography, Fine Art and Fashion Textiles her collections are abstract and innovative.

Throughout her time studying BA Fashion Textiles Print, at London College of Fashion she focused on skills and techniques, enabling her work to be at a luxury level. Megan Rose pushes for new and advanced ideas through development and persistence.

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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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London based contemporary jewellery artist Michelle Lung is passionate about developing materials and new techniques. She tries to stay current and create in response to the state of society and culture around her in real time.

During her time on the BA Jewellery Design Course at Central Saint Martins, she was working towards work that gave a glimpse at a possible new age of jewellery (from her perspective). Where traditional ideas of preciousness and grandeur in the sense of materiality held within typical jewellery materials gemstones, precious materials are not necessarily vital.

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Throughout her time studying fashion at Edinburgh College of Art, Michelle has acquired a broad range of design skill and gained her own profound design and development ideas.

With her strong connection with Celtic heritage, from the Glens of Antrim, along the North Coast of Ireland, her family roots date back here for generations. This strong link with heritage has provided her with inspiration throughout her design process.

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London College of Fashion Graduate, Miette Farrer, is a fashion textiles designer exploring the possibilities of material surface and sculptural textiles through process driven design. Textiles are created with an attention to beauty, precision and the handmade - exploring craft techniques and modern technologies in combination to create innovative textile surfaces.

An underlying focus of sustainable practice encourages the upcycling of materials, hand dying and painting of fabrics, and other slow processes. Her Australian background has instilled a passion for nature and the Australian landscape, playing a vital role in inspiring her designs.

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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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Nicole Carrasco has recently graduated in Fashion Design Womenswear at London College of Fashion and she is now working in Milan in Valentino’s flagship boutique in Montenapoleone.

At this chapter of her life, after graduating from London College of Fashion Nicole feels ready and empowered to take full advantage of her experiences. She has a concrete sense of what she wants to achieve, and University gave her the opportunity to understand who she is as a designer and concretely strengthen her in most of the processes of the fashion industry.

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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 Ye was born in Hangzhou China. He relocated to New York city and studied fashion design at Parsons School of Design when he was 18. In 2018, Peng Graduated as a honoured candidate.

His thesis collection was selected and presented in Parsons 70th Benefit Fashion Show, 2018 CFDA Fashion Future Graduates Showcase, and 2018 CFDA + Program. His background in fine art and photography, have given Peng a lot of possibilities of seeing things differently. He sees his work minimalist, but it never means simple, but a concentration of enriched process and experience.

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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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Plaire was born in Thailand and spent many formative years there until moving to the UK in her early teens. She feels comfortable with the culture of both countries, seeing herself as a cultural hybrid influenced by the rich heritage and history of her birth country, but also attracted to the advanced technology of the UK and London.

Plaire feels this dual cultural background does not limit her outlook in her design process but enables her to see and appreciate a diversity of ideas and influences. She takes much of my inspiration from the rich culture of my birth country, she often uses her Thai heritage as the main research and creatively interpret it into contemporary fashion.

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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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Pravjot Sambhi has based her project on imperfections. In society imperfections and flaws are heavily highlighted and are seen as something negative. The media portrays ideals telling us who, what and how we should be. She wanted to explore imperfections in our daily lives focusing on textures, colours and silhouettes and turn this negative view into something positive.

During the research stage of the concept, she looked at model Winnie Harlow, who has Vitiligo which is a skin pigmentation caused by lack of melanin pigment in the skin.

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The Uniki collection, sparked by the discovery that China produced around 17 billion tonnes of mismanaged plastic in 2010, estimated to reach about 37 billion tonnes in 2025 focused on collecting abandoned objects. Qi combined them into one visual language, developing new worlds for the irrelevant objects as elements for fashion jewellery.

Bold colours and patterns adopted from 1970s furniture and interior design help target urban consumers with strong visual fashion appetites.

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With a passion for storytelling and listening to other people's stories, QiWei Jiang is a Womenswear designer based in China and London.

During the time when she was pursuing her MA in Fashion Design Technology in London College of Fashion, Qiwei had always been focused on how relationships between individuals, places and objects are structured.

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Qiqi Zhang graduated from the Fashion BA course from Kingston University in 2017. Zhang has been very passionate about introducing traditional cultural elements into contemporary pieces, elevating the traditional designs by injecting a dramatic element.

Zhang aims to break the boundaries of gender recognition, and at the same time, creating fashionable pieces focusing on practicality for everyday use.

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Rebecca Armstrong is a Belfast based Womenswear Designer who graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2018.

Rebecca’s Graduate Collection, Shimmering and Dirty, explores the theme of femininity through the eyes of the 90s grunge scene. Her work takes inspiration from the work of photographers such as Corinne Day, who helped to pioneer this aesthetic in fashion photographs, often labelled raw due to their use of harsh lighting and a lack of retouching.

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Combining inspiration from the Stockholm Royal Palace with design influence of the 1920s and 1930’s Rebecca re-created the abundance of a time past, in a knitwear collection titled ‘The Age of Parade’.

The overly ornate and magnificent state rooms of the palace oozed luxe and excess; colour coordinated interiors in regal colours and hanging with tapestries are edged in an overabundance of gold. Drawing influence from silhouettes from the art deco era she challenged herself in re-creating these ideas in knitwear, imitating fabrication within knit and pattern cutting to work as fully fashioned knitted garments.

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Rhiannon Lewis’s graduate collection is based on the idea of feminism and taking a new approach in what is seen as the feminine ideal. Her influences include elements from urban/streetwear and enhancing the female form with silhouette and design features.

Her aesthetic was the idea of glamourising sportswear, through fabric choices of urban navy denim and contrasting with pink duchess satin and silk-like materials, alongside gold detailing.

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A Rebours (Against Nature), a novel by Joris-Karl Huysmans (1884), forms the basis of the inspiration behind Roman Serra’s London Collage of Fashion womenswear graduate collection. The story follows the life of Jean de-Esseintes, a member of a powerful and once proud noble family, who lived an extremely decadent life in Paris, which left him disgusted with human society.

Eccentric, hedonist and idealistic he escapes to the countryside, filling his new home with his eclectic art collection, including an embellished live turtle, artificial indoor gardens, religious symbolism, opulent furniture and extravagant clothing. He finally mutates into a masterpiece within a world of his own creation.

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Rosey Norman graduated from Edinburgh College of Art Fashion Design in 2018 and exhibited her work at Graduate Fashion Week. Her collection focuses on the concept of contrasting cultures, drawing inspiration and imagery from Dutch still life paintings, British pub culture and market towns.

Composing largely of knitted and printed textiles Rosey’s collection is very textile led. Made with recycled parachutes and wadded viscose knits, the collection plays on the feeling of comfort.

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Ruth William’s collection is focused around the concept of protection, both physical and emotional. Taking inspiration from tents, sportswear and a beloved knitted jumper, the collection is designed to question our practical needs and explore the emotional attachment we have with our clothing.

Made with reused tents and giant rubber knitting, the collection mixes high-tech materials with minimalist cutting and intricate fabric techniques. This originated from questioning the role clothing plays in everyday life. In the most basic sense, clothing protects us from the elements, keeps us warm and keeps us safe. but it also holds a strong emotional attachment.

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Sara Chyan's works take a minimalistic approach with conceptual support. Sara tries to draw on a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical and believes in the idea of function following form in a work. Her works respond directly to the human body and surrounding environment, and uses everyday experience from the artist as a starting point.

Sara believes that jewellery is an object that carries more than just an intrinsic significance, for it is not merely an ornament but also a medium for expressing one’s individuality, which is what drives her to creating her awe-inspiring, picturesque jewellery pieces.

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