2022 Graduate Showcase: Rhea Wanshu Di

“Tea Leaf” Spring Summer 23 “Tea Leaf” is a womenswear collection exploring gathers and ties. Based on research examining the Silk Road and cultural trade between East and West, these garments are comfortable, wearable and bright. Name: Rhea Wanshu Di Email: 1030984136@qq.com Pathway: Womenswear Instagram: @1030984136d

2022 Graduate Showcase: Alicia Cheng Li

“Stranger Twins” Autumn Winter 23 Two strangers who have no connection with each other, meet. Without saying a word, they fully understand each other. Black represents negative feelings such as worry, bewilderment and dread. While white represents optimism. This collection narrates the story of two strangers meeting, interpreting their emotions through fabric, colour, and silhouette.Continue reading “2022 Graduate Showcase: Alicia Cheng Li”

2022 Graduate Showcase: Cindy Xindi Yao

“The Ant Colony” Autumn Winter 23 Inspired by Wenji Tang’s “The Ant Colony”, this collection examines the loss of independent thought and privacy in the face of networking technologies, algorithms and synchronised thinking. Using Xu Bing’s “Heaven and Earth”, fabric prints have been developed, combining internet emojis, morse code and Chinese characters to create anContinue reading “2022 Graduate Showcase: Cindy Xindi Yao”

2022 Graduate Showcase: Andrea Boxuan An

“The girl forgotten” Autumn Winter 23 This collection draws parallels between the historic and the personal, examining contemporary body anxiety in youth and placing this against historic shapes and silhouettes in European womenswear. Through practical investigation of construction methods in corsets, bustles and puffs, new garments have been generated, which fuse modern outerwear with historicContinue reading “2022 Graduate Showcase: Andrea Boxuan An”

2022 Graduate Showcase: Robert Hart

“Two grandmothers” Autumn Winter 23 Inspired by family history and familial identity, this collection questions the preservation of identities of those who have passed. Artefacts are preserved in museums because of their historical and cultural significance providing us with insight into the time, social norms, attitudes and ideologies of the day. The knowledge they hold isContinue reading “2022 Graduate Showcase: Robert Hart”

2022 Graduate Showcase: Aneesa Najeeb

“Can you hear my voice?” Autumn Winter 23 “Can you hear my voice?” aims to capture the sensation of synaesthesia, an experience from an alternative sense. Using a combination of technology and digital prints as a means of communication, the collection aims to allow emotional connections to be felt through a secondary medium. Technology synchronises soundContinue reading “2022 Graduate Showcase: Aneesa Najeeb”

2022 Graduate Showcase: Nicole Lyuke Jiang

“Behind the Clocks” Autumn Winter 23 It seems that every step in life has been arranged. 18 for university. 25 for marriage. We are all losing ourselves while struggling to catch up on time. “Behind the Clock” tells the story of courageous, determined women who continue to struggle for real equality and freedom in silence.Continue reading “2022 Graduate Showcase: Nicole Lyuke Jiang”

2022 Graduate Showcase: Sarah Shurmer

“Dear Mum and Dad…” Autumn Winter 23 “Dear Mum and Dad…” follows the personal tale of young love, struggle and conflict of two newlyweds living in an English country house in the late eighties. Celebrating the eclectic maximalism and cultural blend hidden in the interiors of Sezincote House, inspiration is uncovered in every corner, fromContinue reading “2022 Graduate Showcase: Sarah Shurmer”

2022 Graduate Showcase: Emma Gifford

“Purple Hairstreak” Autumn Winter 23 Rooted in the late nineties, this collection is influenced by the symbolism of butterflies and concept of personal growth. Taking references from childhood clothes, memory, and family photography, garments playfully reconfigure sportswear details, cuts, and fabrics, with a thorough technical exploration of jersey and stretch fabrics and their application. ThisContinue reading “2022 Graduate Showcase: Emma Gifford”

2022 Graduate Showcase: Tina Wenxin Tian

“Goodbye Earth” Spring Summer 23 Let us imagine that one day, at some point in the future, the Earth will no longer be habitable for humans and people will need to migrate to space to find a new home. “Goodbye Earth” is a personal journey into an imagined future. This collection focuses on silhouette, utilisingContinue reading “2022 Graduate Showcase: Tina Wenxin Tian”