Over the next few weeks, we will be celebrating this year’s graduates’ work of all styles, giving a platform for new designers. We have been reviewing shows from colleges, universities and New Designers in London and have picked our top collections. Each collection is unique and shows a different set of skills by each of the designers.
I am a Printed Textile Designer in the making. My strengths are working with bold colours collaborated with images. I am a highly all round functional creative surface pattern and print designer. I can strongly use illustrator and Photoshop to develop and create innovative design ideas. Through attending De Montfort University, I have confidently gained this skill. My overall design style is adaptable with strong bold colours and pattern trends. I enjoy designing for different markets especially high end fashion and accessories market.
Collection: Geometric Clash
Through thorough research I have been inspired by cathedrals and architectural motifs on biblical buildings, thus leading me to design my own concept for my collection called GEOMETRIC CLASH. My collection is heavily influenced by juxtaposition, the idea of things that don’t work together. Op Art influences and Moroccan architectural motifs have helped me develop my ideas and put together my collection. My Colour pallete is inspired by the latest trend forecasts for Womenswear spring/summer 2017 and patterns for 2017 from WGSN and trend forecasters. Geometric Clash is a combination of screen print and digital print. My collection is high end fashion for women’s wear spring/summer 2017.
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Molly Wharton has studied BA (Hons) Textile Design at De Montfort University and has created a beautiful geometric collection:
Architect Gordon Matta-Clarke and Artist Man Ray were both the main source of inspiration for the collection. I’d like to become a successful printed interior textile designer.
Contact Molly: email@example.com
De Montfort University is where Josey White studied Textile Design:
This collection is about perception and how animals see colour and light. I came up with this concept when looking at an installation in America by Abandon the Normal. Their name also sums me up as a designer; not fitting within the normal boundaries. I like to push the boundaries of fashion and print in my designs which are aimed at menswear. They show my passion to create and incorporate bright, interesting patterns into menswear ranges.
My aspiration after university is to stay at De Montfort and do my Masters in Fashion and Textile Design. I will be taking a course in pattern cutting, so that I have a better understanding of fashion and how my prints apply to the body.
Alice Hughes studied BA Honours in Textile Design specialising in print at De Montfort University:
The inspiration for this project was initially from the galaxy and space, such as the interesting textures from the planets and light reflections from stars. As the project moved on I looked at light reflections in water to make soft textures, and I translated these into patterns from my indigo dying samples. I also looked at star constellations for inspiration to design my geometric imagery. I also looked at designers such as Izzey Miyake and Christopher Kane to inspire my collection.
Alice wants to continue working with print:
I aspire to work within the printed textile industry designing for the fashion industry and working within a team to create collections, and seeing my prints on the high street. I would love to have my own business in the future working towards a high end fashion or interior business.
Contact Alice: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: These designs are the intellectual property of the artists and as such may not be used or replicated but may be available for purchase direct from the artist.