FASHION & DESIGN LEEDS COLLEGE OF ART 2009 - 2012
Course Philosophy Tutor Quote
Danielle Robinson Alysia Baker Sam Bond Samantha Haythorne Jo Bowden Zara Parmar Anna Moutafis Gemma Thurling Elouise Norris
12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28
Hannah Wakeford Vanessa Gate Hannah Lambon Jennifer Palmer Roisin Allum Lauren Carande Georgina Lewin Jennifer Harding Bryony Longden
32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
Kim Howe Danielle Goodwin Winnie Ip Nicole Higson Rebecca Connolly Nichola Harding Jilly Cornthwaite Amelia Braxton Ben Goodyear
52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66 68
Sophie Gray Lorin Shepherdson Rose Holohan Lucy Sharrock Naomi Pullan Tiffany Rose Leonard Beth Sarchfield Hannah Pickles Sarah Hayward
72 74 76 78 80 82 84 86 88
Susan Dillon Acknowledgements
Students studying fashion at Leeds College of Art (LCA) graduate with a degree in Fashion, but will have specialised in one of the following pathways: Fashion and Design or Fashion and Innovation. The students select their fashion pathway at the interview stage after the presentation on the content from the fashion team. Discussion and guidance is offered to the students in order for them to make an informed decision about the route they would like to pursue and the pathway they feel will enable them to develop their work with professional awareness.
This will be achieved by addressing the visual, practical, intellectual and cultural demands of an ever-changing society and fashion audience. This will be achieved by addressing the visual, practical, enter intellectual demands of an Students Level and 5 oncultural their selected ever-changing society fashion audience. Pathway (Fashion and and Design or Fashion and Innovation). Level 5 students will work through pathway specific modules and Level 6 students will graduate with a degree in Fashion with a portfolio of work that is individual to them and reflects the pathway they have chosen.
Students will engage in generic modules during Level 4 with a pathway specific focus according to their selected pathway on entry. Level 4 briefs accommodate both pathways through the embedding of different approaches to fashion in the design and content of the brief. All modules during the first year will provide a solid grounding in the skills and knowledge required for the development of Fashion and Design or Fashion and Innovation through pathway focused briefs.
The course philosophy is to foster a creative and open learning environment in which innovation and originality are encouraged and supported. Where talented self-motivated students can become confident, excellent, visually literate designers, with the creativity to design fashion garments, products and experiences that promote and reflect the brands, people, products and companies to whom they belong.
Gemma Moran and Caroline Riches
â€œ We would like to wish all the fashion and design 3rd year students the very best for their futures. You have all shown tremendous determination and a hard working approach to your 3rd year of study. Your creativity and passion for the subject has been a joy to observe and although your 3rd year is challenging, you have overcome many obstacles to come out with fantastic bodies of work at the end. We have enjoyed teaching you all and are so excited for your futures however diverse they may be. Good luck and keep being inspired â€?.
DLR The DLR graduate collection brand consists of a range of minimalistic yet sophisticated garments inspired by geometric architecture and contemporary furniture.
Colour blocking is used to define the playful and contemporary style of this collection.
GEOMETRIC PUZZLE â€˜Geometric Puzzleâ€™ is inspired by form, line and structure taken from geometric shapes to create the Womenswear collection SS13.
The impact of the black and white collection will add emphasis and focus on bold silhouettes, distinguishing structured garments that hold a moulaged twist.
Designs were developed by playing with the juxtaposition of draped forms with structured angular pieces.
The collection aims to create a new perspective of designer sportswear for men. The developed approach conquers interesting shapes and features found in both sportswear and tailoring, all whilst holding onto a subtly graphic nature, supported by the simplicity of colour.
The inspiration comes from the movement and form of muscle groups in the body, a key focus on the development of sportswear.
TRIGONOMETRIC This work focuses on blurring the lines of gender and the ever-changing seasons with androgynous styles and contemporary methods of applying texture and manipulating fabric.
A strong interest in tailoring and pattern-cutting, especially for womenâ€™s-wear, is clearly represented throughout the collection.
Placements: Markus Lupfer Framework Cothing Co.
ARCHITEKT This collection draws inspiration from British urban landscape, specifically the raw, irregular layering of architectural periods within cities. It also focuses on overlooked details such as connecting bridges, lampposts and graffiti.
Combining this with street style observation, urban Britain is represented in a vibrant and gritty colour palette. Clashing architectural prints and carefully constructed panelling and silhouettes.
The Lost Piece A Maritime based collection with a multipurpose and functional concept, using waterproof fabrics, giving wearable options. Inspiration taken from sailing ships and historical French architectural arches defines the collection.
Eighteenth century menswear pattern cutting, eliminating side seams, inspires the cut and shape for womenswear, using traditional hand sewn elements.
Placements: Ages of Elegance
Sports Luxe Inspired by the volume and silhouette of the parachute and its function, the collection contrasts sports fashion with a hip hop edge. It combines elements of the classic oversized silhouettes of hip hop style with delicate feminine sheers.
The collection plays with proportions of print and texture inspired by hip hop fashion and urban street wear.
Work Placement Dewhirst Ladieswear
This collection is about having fun with shapes which define the figure. The geometric print is inspired by the architecture of the Pompedu Centre in Paris which has give this ready to wear collection itâ€™s own unique individuality.
Hypo-metric The collection concentrates on structured silhouettes and geometric shapes to create powerful garments with an added androgynous feel.
Chemical and mathematical aspects directly influence the collection, through shape, cut, colour and fabric: including a bright graphic print derived from the periodic table.
This AW 13/14 collection encapsulates nature and its protective elements. Ready-to-Wear womenswear collection features organic silhouttes, bright colours and interesting textures.
By playing with classic silhouettes such as peplums, this collection aims to create a contemporary look for the female figure.
Work Placement Felder Felder Louis Vuitton
A threshold question is what exactly do we mean by â€œattractiveâ€?? This is the main focus of my collection; experimenting with following and braking the rule of symmetry through pattern cutting becomes a personal reaction to this question.
Also inspired by the adorned Alhambra palace in Granada my collection is a contemporary take on my perception of beauty and elegance.
HANNAH VICTORIA A S/S 2013 collection inspired by contemporary paper art and influenced by growth in nature. Bold Silhouttes are created by innovative pattern cutting.
Work Placement Bijou Boudoir.
Hannah Victoria Lambon
Concealed Purity The womenswear collection is inspired by natural and human forms of armour found within the environment; in particular coral reefs and mechanisms used to encase and protect natural forms.
An emphasis on the environment resulted in a passion for providing garments with a longer life cycle and minimisal impact on the environment. However with this focus still creating elegant, feminine and simplistic garments.
Work Placements Alexander McQueen Westcott Design Cath Kidston ITV Studios Jaeger
The main themes addressed in this collection are androgyny, relaxed deconstructed tailoring and contemporary floral digital print. The fabric direction is mainly coated cottons and linens and also transparent fabrics.
Focussing on the detail and incorporating these elements creates a modern relaxed tailored collection.
ELECTROSTATIC Electrostatic fuses the organic shapes of artichokes with the colour of electricity on a minimalist silhouette. The mix of subtle organic shapes with the straight lines of the seams, elicits a tailored feel.
This A/W 13/14 Ready-to-Wear womenswear collection is a contemporary and environmentally responsible range.
Georgina Lewin An interpretation of florals in a toughened up way. The beading and studding come together to create an edgy take on a feminine style, inspired by antique chests found in old manor houses.
Fabrics and surface pattern have been used to create interesting details on classically simple shapes.
TUTTO BIANCO FOR S/S 2013 Protest against the mainstream hype with a neutral and transparent expression of individualism. Taking the structure and significant line detail from modern architecture.
The collection fuses this with intricate lace trims and appliquĂŠd finishingâ€™s inspired by the cities of Florence, Pisa, Paris, and Vinci town; balanced with masterful elegance and femininity.
Looking into concepts of deterioration discovered lots of interesting textures and shapes which lead to ideas of an eclectic fusion of textures and oversized rounded silhouettes.
The collection is heavily knitwear focussed. Hand knit is used as well as finer manufactured knitted fabrics.
Elements of hand craft are a key theme; screen printing, embroidery and lace are also used, creating an elaborate textured effect. Work Placement House of Fraser
AU BORD DE LA MERE Combining water and structure inspire this designer, using draping to create new shape on the body.
Boats and parasols inspire different shapes created relating to designers such as Iris Van Herpen and Hussein Chalayan.
Work Placements Izzy Lane Zine UK
The collection focuses on detailed embellishment and hand beading, It experiments and utilises transparent fabric and trims such as chiffon, net and lace.
Also includes the use of french seams and hand stitching every bead separately.
MODERN ROCOCO The inspiration behind the collection has come from modern curved architecture combined with Parisian Baroque style interiors. It is about soft tailoring and femininity exploiting a young and sophisticated style.
Work Placements Matthew Williamson
HARD NUT TO CONKER Stemmed from the London riots 2011. The ‘conker’ represents the impersonation of poverty by middle-class looters; a protective, threatening shell conceals the ‘wealth’ inside.
It raises contemporary issues via fashion’s innovative manner; offering luxe Womenswear intended for the harsh, urban environment.
The collection looks into ethereal subjects and focuses on nature and natural architecture. It encmopasses complimentary colours and includes embellishment and clean designs.
ALVICTO WOMENSWEAR A/W12/13: An inspired new luxury takes nature’s natural beauties and combines the influence of modern architecture, line and structure to engage in a hedonistic behaviour to form the collection.
Garments take on a ‘flight’ inspired theme with the use of a feathered print. Interchange these garments to wear either day or night, a garment for life, not just for today.
KEKSIÄ Taking inspiration from natural form and organic architecture, the collection is made from a variety of sustainable materials.
‘Flat packed Fashion’ allows the consumer to create their own look by choosing from a selection of garment components all of which are interchangeable; creating a durable, timeless collection.
The final collection takes inspiration from antiquities of the regency period, and the decorations of the Venetian churches.
Focusing on the wealth and detail in design, contrasted with simplistic moral integrity and natural processes of light and decay that the church embodies.
ROGUE BRITAILOR Menswear design inspired by the quirky, British style of Paul Smith. Designed with modern twists, on a more traditional silhouette, the collection uses contrasting stitching and intricate details.
Incorporating soft-tailoring whilst playing around with the structure to create up to date, stylish, affordable clothing.
The collection considers classic tailoring techniques whilst exploring the oddity of Henri Michaux’s poetry to create juxtaposition through the use of colour and design.
“I Paint To Decondition Myself” Ready-to-wear womenswear for A/W 13/14.Using initial research inspired by mens tailoring, particularly ‘the gentlemen of bacongo’.
Work Placement 4DMAX
The collection goes back to the idea of extravagance in fashion, aiming to invoke the femininity of fashion eras gone by and bringing it up to date for the 21st century.Â
Using luxurious details, hand embellishments and beautiful materials.
Work Placement Antiform Industries
R BY HOLOHAN One, smart/casual tailored menswear for A/W 13/14. The collection focuses on garment function and the emotional and physical need for clothing to act as protection and shelter for the body.
The collection traditional tailoring techniques and conform to a modular clothing system that means the whole range is interchangeable and adaptable.
Work Placement Baartmans and Siegel
OPTICAL WONDERLAND, A/W The collection contours around the body to create new silhouettes, pushing and pulling the curves of the figure. Pushing the power of optical illusion to its limits.
This S/S 2013 collection is mainly inspired by blank sheets, which have been cut apart, shaped and developed into garment ideas.
The theme is integration and connection and focuses on linking elements of garments.
Work Placements Hussein Chalayan Schwarz Modes
PURE REFLECTION A collection inspired by modern, robotic architecture, with a twist of dispersed human cells reflected in the print.
The collection combines print and vibrant colours, and creates a unique exaggerated silhouette with a girlish flare.
Work Placement Waltons Fabric Specialists
Tiffany Rose Leonard
The collection explores the techniques of creating something new from vintage clothing.
The processes practice include making simple yet detailed garments through hand cut flowers and embellishment.
FRAGMENTED REALITY Inspiration has been taken from samurai armour with the use of leather and studs to give the garments a harshness which contrasts the silhouette.
This collection is mainly all white, using colour blocking to give the garments a modern and playful feel.
Clean and simple silhouettes with the main focus on dart manipulation and pleated detail.
BROKEN DOLL ‘Broken Doll’ is the first collection by Black Candy Alternative Fashion; influenced by a combination of Japanese street style and Victorian dress with a gothic palette; together creating a ‘Broken Doll’ concept.
The collection consists of feminine silouettes, quirky fabrics; as an Alice in Wonderland print sourced form Japan. Focussing on careful attention to detail from lace zips to handcrafted buttons.
These exclusive designs are aimed at a boutique level of the alternative/ gothic market.
As creative graduates ourselves it’s ironic that we spend our college days yearning to graduate and our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our college days! Those days spent making friends and forging relationships that will be with you for a long time. The skills developed, the lessons learnt will help you carve out your future. The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do, and remember that when your life flashes before your eyes, make sure you’ve got plenty to watch.
All the very best for your future. Susan Dillon
Tutor SusanQuote Dilon
After three years of exciting and memorable times at LCA you will be bidding farewell to your friends and tutors. As you move on and enter the creative world I would like to say that it’s been great interacting with and knowing each one of you and I am looking forward seeing how you will all embrace the challenge of starting this new phase in your career.
Gemma Moran Caroline Riches Paul Luke Nicola Knight Susan Dilon James Beighton
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