The Essence of Fashion directed by Layla Sailor and created by UCLAN Fashion Photography & Styling Students
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.
Ekaterina Spirova, a fashion design graduate from Ivanovo State Polytechnic University, is 22 years old from Vladimir, Russia. Inspired by her heritage, Ekaterina draws on the women of the Russian Revolution. She incorporates Russian dress and tradition within her designs.
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
Khalee Kreider is a 20-year-old fashion design graduate from the Savannah College of Art and Design. The Chinese designer now lives in Manheim, Pennsylvania, creating the modern aesthetic of her designs by drawing inspiration from architecture and geometrics.
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.
22-year-old fashion design graduate Demi Anne Mummaw from Boston, Massachusetts, has based her collection on a conceptual interpretation of 9/11, encapsulating the daily emotional recollection of the tragedy.
26-year-old Noëlla Tapasu Koy, a fashion design graduate from Paris École de Condé, draws inspiration from her African heritage and European childhood. Noëlla promotes environmental and ethical work, aspiring for a future of sustainable fashion.
24-year-old Johnathan Hayden, graduate of The Art Institute of Dallas and current student at The Savannah College of Art and Design, explores the internal view of social networking within his designs, and the damaging effect this can have on human society.