Saturday, 7 July 2018
Chloe Thurlow's bright retro styled graduate knitwear collection for Nottingham Trent university is called 'Sacred Girl's Club'. The collection was inspired by the impact childhood bedrooms have on a girl's identity and how a childhood room is almost like a shrine to their development.
Chloe uses collage initially for her design process, to create the patterned fabrics that she'll use in her design.
Friday, 6 July 2018
Jordan Daniel Grayson's graduate show for De Montfort, an exuberance of colour and a celebration of plastic culture. The jacket and matching trousers are made from 88 metres of neon net cut into strips and frilled.
Thursday, 5 July 2018
Costumes created by Camille Smith for her degree show at London's Central Saint Martins. This project is called 'Portraits of Panic' and explores the taboo of mental health and how we react to it.
"My final work for the degree show. The work explores the externalisation of emotions associated with mental health and attempts to create a alternative portrait of the human condition. This is just a work for my degree however it is a huge personal achievement that I even got this far and I couldn’t have on my own. It is therefore dedicated three separate ways. To Luke and Jessica who have been a constant source of humour and of light.
To Andrew who’s resilience in the face of death, once again, was a reminder to keep pushing on because good things come.
Finally to Sue who stopped me from ending my own life twice and has reminded me of the reasons to keep living for two years. Sadly many people have walked away during this time, but Sue has been the one constant. I wouldn’t still be here without her.
The work is grounded in shifting the taboo of mental health and how we as humans deal with it. Whether we are experiencing it or not it is an education that we can and need to take something from. I am lucky enough to have had these amazing people to keep me going for the last two years, but everyone who experiences this should! This is only the beginning of The Carnival Collective and I hope to continue challenging and educating people about mental health with it. So look out for them in a field near you (hopefully) sometime soon." Camille Smith
Monday, 2 July 2018
Makeup by Rachel Gallagher
'She says nothing at all, but simply stares upward into the dark sky and watches, with sad eyes, the slow dance of the infinite stars' Neil Gaiman, StardustThis sparkling costume for the character of Yvaine, a fallen star from the book 'Stardust' by Neil Gaiman by Meg Henry for her graduation portfolio at ECA Performance Costume. Inspired by the books celestial theme the dress is embellished with the twelve constellations of the Zodiac and has lighting sewn into the design. This costume was designed to be part of an evening outdoor theatre performance.
Above photograph: Laurence Winram
Sunday, 1 July 2018
Saturday, 30 June 2018
Cat McIntyre's Graduate show for textiles at Gray's School of Art degree show inspired by organic plant forms as a reaction to urban living.
"My concept emerged as a result of missing my dad’s garden. The nature deficit I faced on return to the Granite City compelled a body of research into biophilic design, a concept which aims to re-introduce natural forms, colours and textures into the contemporary urban home. My work collages aspects of botanics which I find comforting and questions the line between art and design as I consider both form/function and wider cultural debates surrounding mental health and urbanisation. The environment created demonstrates the therapeutic properties of creating with your hands and immerses the viewer into a sensory, calmative utopia which prompts their own memories of the outdoors. Ultimately, the work is both playful and interactive." Cat McIntyre