Hawthorne & Heaney for Andrew Totah

Screen Shot 2016-05-19 at 15.40.49This year we were lucky enough to work with a very promising CSM MA student called Andrew Totah. We produced a series of embroideries for him which feature in his final collection which are so vibrant and exciting, we couldn’t wait to share them with you.Screen Shot 2016-05-19 at 15.40.36

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Andrew Totah’s collection is based on his travels through South Africa and features a wonderfully vibrant colour palette which reflects the culture. Andrew’s collection is very much about telling a story through his designs so his girls are superheroes of a kind who modify their clothes and empower themselves by take back control of their city in the night. Screen Shot 2016-05-19 at 15.40.21

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We produced a series of heavily machine embroidered patches to compliment his collection, all of which were his own graphic designs. Most of the embroideries are raised from the surface of the fabric, that combined with the punchiness of the colours makes a strong impression.Screen Shot 2016-05-19 at 15.42.19 Screen Shot 2016-05-19 at 15.42.04

To see more about the collection and the inspiration behind the designs, as well as the embroidery on the garments shown in the show at the end then have a watch of the video below.

Hawthorne & Heaney on LCF BA16 Exhibition

 

Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 10.47.37London College of Fashion have opened their doors once again for their annual BA exhibition. We went to check out it out on the final viewing day to have a little insight into the next generation of designers and leaders the fashion world will encounter.

Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 10.47.48Gallery 1, LCFBA16

Exhibited was work from 3 of the schools in LCF with a wide range of pieces like illustration, performance, photography, marketing and design.

Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 10.48.02Fashion Illustration student Christy McCormick – sustainable nightwear collection with prints inspired by the Amazon rainforest.

 

It was clear to see the students had taken great care into the presentation with perfect lighting to show off the assets of their work. The simplicity of the gallery spaces definitely allowed the viewers to interpret their own opinion on all pieces displayed.

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Sarahecmilla Camille – BA Costume and Performance

Pictured is a piece designed by Costume and Performance student Sarahecmilla Camille Bloch. Her final major project is based on a passage from ‘The Maracot Deep’ written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Sarahecmilla Camille – BA (hons)  Costume and Performance

 

A subtle sea life theme is seen mainly by the use of both materials and colour choice. The metallic tones together with the fluid coral shapes help to portray this. See more fo Sarahecamilla’s work by visiting her website http://www.sarahecmilla-cb.com

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Daniel James – BA (hons) Cordwainers Fashion Bags and Accessories: Product Design and Innovation

In the centre of the gallery various accessories including footwear were presented on simple wooden boxes. The work of Fashion Bags and accessories student, Daniel James was hung in such a way to catch the viewer’s eye. The collection was inspired by the dark characters in fairy tales and contained Avant Garde leather body pieces all moulded to the body and hand stitched. By presenting the pieces off the body really created curiosity to the viewer as to how the accessory should be worn. Visualizations of this collection can be seen here http://www.danieljamesfashion.co.uk    

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Technology Gallery – LCFBA16

 

Although a wide range of talented work was portrayed, only a minimum amount of each collection was displayed. To find out more infomation on all the students featured in LCFBA16 exhibition can be found on http://showtime.arts.ac.uk

By Philippa Martin