FASHION


MENNA BRADFORD 

 ‘Flesh’

Progressed from

Stewards Academy  — GCSE

Statement

I wanted to venture into experimentation within the imagery of flesh and blood. It is an element of life that causes a reaction from people, which suited perfectly with ‘Fashion Disruption’ and was authentically connected to my own macabre interests as an artist. I wanted to experiment with these natural elements within our bodies, that we treat as an oddity and to build my research on many artworks and artists that use blood and flesh as inspiration. This project is a love letter to horror and the macabre imagery within horror media, from something so simple that lives within us. 

Destination

Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts — BA (Hons) Fashion Branding and Creative Communication

LILY-MAI DAVIES 

 ‘Fashion Disruption’

Progressed from

The Chauncy School  — GCSE/ A/S Level

Statement

These pieces portray a contrast from elegance to street; mainly inspired by Virgil Abloh. You see this is the pairing of the long dress and the trainers. On a deeper level this project explores Denim Day and the #MeToo movement and the abusers and evil people in this world. The point of this is to empower people and to not make them feel alone. I upcycled fabrics to make all the pieces, so I was not wasteful. Overall seeing this all come together, it brought across both my points successfully. 

Destination

Kvadrat Textile Company — Internship

TEAGAN FOSSEY 

 ‘Upcycle’

Progressed from

The Sele School — GCSE

Statement

This work aims to spread awareness about the need for recycling and re-wearing clothes, instead of supporting throw-away fashion. This is captured throughout my research into fast fashion, garment upcycling, whilst utilising offcuts from previous projects – to support the movement. To captivate an inspired audience, my garments are aimed at the young generation – by doing this, they may be inspired to do the same to their clothes. The youth now are our Earth’s future, instilling this motivation in them early – will continue the movement to a more sustainable fashion industry. 

Destination

Fashion Retail Academy — BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising

ISABELLE HUDSON 

‘90’s Punk Feminism.’  

Progressed from

Goff’s Academy — GCSE

Statement

This piece captures the power and emotion that the 90’s feminist punk bands used to produce their music, about femininity and female rights. The bright colours are to portray a sense of the band’s performance and to stand out just like the protests that occurred. These visuals were combined with a large mouth to show the great influence that the band: Riot Grrrl had to prompt other bands to be created and change the views that society had during the 90’s.  

Destination

Fashion Retail Academy — BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising

ZACK OSBORNE 

‘Fashion Disruption; Primitive Taste’ 

Progressed from

The John Warner School — GCSE

Statement

My concept for this project was to explore fashion that obfuscates modern mainstream fashion with fashion that is considered ancient, unsightly, and out of style. I achieved this by using modern fabrics and silhouettes that are on trend and I blended them with traditional fabric manipulation techniques and processes such as batik and hand dyeing with ice. My main inspiration for these pieces were pebbles, precious stones, crystals and The Earth’s natural functions. I studied artists and designers such as Andy Goldsworthy and Hussein Chalayan to influence my final garments. 

Destination

University of Westminster — BA (Hons) Fashion Design

JADE PARKER 

‘Disruption in Religion and Revelation’  

Progressed from

Hertford Regional College — Hair and Media Makeup Level 2 

Statement

In my work, I did a variety of research on the Book of Revelation from the Bible, as the main focus of my topic was religion. My work combined pictures and inspirations from the book itself including the applique patches I made on my final garment and also the specific text I used. The ultimate goal for the dress I created is to distract us from fashion itself, and to give us an insight into the afterlife and what these sinners might approach after their demise… 

Destination

Seeking employment related to the course 

EMMA ROBERTS 

‘20’s Renaissance’ 

Progressed from

Presdales School  — GCSE

Statement

This piece combines the whimsical and classic aesthetic of vintage 1920’s flapper style with modern femininity. This contemporary look is captured through the likeness of a re-vamped modern-styled corset and blazer. I added vintage style beading and fabric to add a classical, whimsical, and playful feel to the overall outcome. This I was able to do by researching into 1920’s flapper style fashion and the portrait photography of old Hollywood movie stars. I also used modern styling to create a ‘renaissance’ to the 1920’s aesthetic. 

Destination

Highbury Lodge Nursery — Apprenticeship in Childcare and Early Learning Level 3

ELLEN SHILLINGS 

‘Making A Statement’  

Progressed from

Hertford Regional College  — UAL Diploma Art & Design level 1

Statement

My work is aimed at getting people talking about topics that are classed as taboo. Each garment represents something different. My blazer is all about consent and showing awareness. The design is to make a statement and send the message that even if I am wearing provocative clothing, it does not give anyone the right to touch me without my consent. My leather jacket is about 80’s riot punk style and is very much inspired by Amy Winehouse. I created the leather jacket and a green lingerie undergarment to be paired together to create Amy’s ‘pin up punk’ look. 

Destination

Hertford Regional College — HND Art & Design

JAMES STANLEY 

‘New Wave’  

Progressed from

Hertford Regional College — UAL Diploma Art and Design Level 2

Statement

My work has been inspired by the young, upcoming fashion, music and entertainment scene in London and how the people involved are creating something new. I captured this by researching ‘Slik Syd’ who is at the forefront of this New Wave. I investigated designers that have already created new interesting trends in the fashion world.  My garments reflect my own personal style while also taking inspiration from punk. One of the main ideas I had throughout the project was that to be disruptive meant to stand out. I carried this idea into all my artwork and designs.

Destination

Seeking employment

NATALIE SUMMERS 

‘The Fashionable Liberation of the Female Body​’  

Progressed from

The Chauncy School  — GCSE’s/ A/S Level

Statement

My garment is inspired by natural forms, flapper girls of the 1920s, and female sexual liberation. I visited the Natural History Museum to gather primary imagery, to which I used as a motif in my garment. Furthermore, I did extensive research into women’s fashion and their place in society during the 1920’s; to influence my design work. I screen printed an Art Nouveau design and machine embroidered the motif design onto sheer crystal organza to capture my theme in the dress.

Destination

Nottingham Trent University — BA (Hons) Design for Stage and Screen (Costume Design and Construction)

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