Menswear designer Charlotte McDonald has recently graduated from Kingston University with a First Class Honours. Her father’s Scottish heritage influences her final collection ‘Regeneration’ as she delves into the past and uproots over 50 years of her family history.
Handed a train ticket on admission, visitors are set to embark on a journey to the seaside where one hundred years of swimwear awaits them. Split into five chronological sections, each spanning two to three decades, the exhibition explores: style evolution, fabric development and consumer needs, contextualised with the expansion of the railway and holiday market. Riviera Style aims to “illuminate past and present swimwear fashions and inspire future design directions in the industry
Inspired by Mexico, disco and all things fun, 22-year-old Abbey Eilerman, launches her senior collection ‘Fiesta Forever’. Raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Abbey recently graduated from SCAD with a BA in Fashion/Apparel Design.
21-year-old Seda Avni is a London-based womenswear designer who recently graduated from UCA Epsom. With a keen interest in structured silhouettes, Seda’s ‘Hierographic’ collection explores the history of ancient Egypt and takes inspiration from hieroglyphics, Pharaoh’s sarcophagi and scarab beetles.
22-year-old London-based womenswear designer, Zahra Rose Alazaibi, has recently graduated from the University for the Creative Arts, Epsom with a Fashion BA. Zahra’s new collection explores her Libyan and Jewish heritage through the use of large silhouettes and sharp tailoring, aimed at empowering the woman within
Raised in Johannesburg, Vimbai Chingosho is a 27-year-old fashion and costume design graduate, currently completing her masters at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Her ‘decay’ inspired collection mixing layers of heavy fabrics with varied textures, explores through the medium of costume, the emotional effects of apartheid.