Katie Holmes is a menswear designer who has graduated with a First Class Degree from Nottingham Trent University.
Katie Holmes’ BA fashion design graduate collection concept started with British rebellion in fashion during the ’80s after a long period of rioting and rebellion in Britain. The Buffalo collective was made up of photographers, designers and artists. The disruptive and radical movement transformed the way that society absorbed fashion with a pioneering style, showing new masculine identities that became one of the most influential of the decade.
Oversized silhouettes combined with an innovative mix of fabrics and her own developed prints created a well rounded and considered collection.
Designing at a high end ready to wear market level has provided her with the freedom to use luxury fabrics and include intricate details and fabric processes that would be realistic for a high end production budget.
This offers high quality luxury street style in contemporary menswear with a more quirky nod to the subcultures. Mixing ready-to-wear garments with show pieces created a visually strong yet wearable collection. The resulting end products demonstrate the influence of 80’s Buffalo, all of which is portrayed throughout her work by using grungy colours with bold check prints and vibrant blue tones.
Before her graduation, she showcased her collection at 2019 London Graduate Fashion Week.