Emotional communication through textural experience
Prior to developing her final womenswear collection at Istituto Marangoni, Cleveland Covington received a BFA degree in Textile Design producing a graduate collection of hand woven fabrics for womenswear. The strength of Covington’s womenswear designs comes from her ability to use traditional textile handcraft while constructing modern silhouettes.
Between the school semesters of her Textile Design BFA, Cleveland Covington interned with two industry icons – Alberta Ferretti and Stella McCartney. Seeking to build on her Textile degree and these experiences, Covington moved to London to further her studies in fashion design at Istituto Marangoni. There, she honed her skills in construction alongside and developed her signature aesthetic.
Covington autumn/winter 2014 womenswear collection was presented at London Graduate Fashion Week as part of Istituto Marangoni’s show. Soon thereafter, popular vote from the worldwide public selected her collection for the 2014 OWN Label Design Award. Her winning designs are being manufactured in the UK to be sold in store and online.
Cleveland Covington autumn/winter 2014 collection presents unique fabric combinations and wearable organic silhouettes. In Covington’s own words, it offers “a selection of long lasting investment pieces for the modern woman who is inspired by the textural story of each form. It celebrates ground-breaking textiles techniques and offer unique qualities created through the art of handcraft. It aims for emotional communication through textural experience.”