Featuring the Work of Year One Fashion Design Student Eleanor Keers

First of three mini insights into our Year One Fashion Design students’ inaugural project Original Copy.

Tasked the job of designing a range of tops from reclaimed shirts for a designer of her choice Eleanor threw an array of mashed up ideas into a melting pot and out popped an equally mashed up range of fabulous styles. 

Through the process we saw Ahluwalia’s AW2021 collection meet abstract buildings and globular sofas; Pablo Picasso’s Cubist pieces; vintage Nigerian album covers; Akwete cloth; the 1993 film Cool Runnings; Barbara Brown’s prints and Anrealage’s 3D forms.

Free hand stitch and natural dyes made from items out the cupboard and fridge helped to transform the reclaimed shirts into Eleanor’s own Original Copy.