We are excited to share Lily Prescott’s thoroughly deserving collection ‘Neon Playground’ which has been shortlisted for the i-D and ARTS THREAD Global Design Graduate Show 2020 in collaboration with Gucci.
Please read on, and if you share in our sentiment that this collection deserves greater recognition please click on the link below and vote before 14th September.
4482 students uploaded their end of year projects for the biggest ever global online event solely focused on graduating creative students. A large independent judging panel consisting of notable fashion names such as Alastair McKimm, Anya Hindmarch, Diane Pernet and labels such as Browns, Levi’s, Tommy Hilfiger and Marimekko whittled the huge fashion contingent down to 180 shortlisted projects, one of which was WSA BA Fashion Design student Lily Prescott’s ‘Neon Playground’
Encompassing 20th century baseball & American football uniforms, Japanese Kinbaku binding and traditional craft techniques Lily’s collection moulds the old concepts of masculinity within vintage inspiration into something neutral and fluid. Tim Walkers ‘Wonderful Things’ exhibition and Ukiyo-e block printing inspired her bright and contrasting colour palette and graphic prints. The collection melds together the traditional and fetishized, creating garments with a new perspective on how masculinity is represented within fashion, by allowing something artistically lewd to reside within traditionally male silhouettes.