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


Hawthorne & Heaney reviews London Collections: Men

antonio bizarro applique

Looking at AW15 London Collections: Men it is clear that texture is a key theme for the season, being keenly explored through fur, wools, brocades and more. At Hawthorne & Heaney what has really caught our eye is the use of embroidery in menswear. It can sometimes be a hard balance to strike, with an area that is so closely associated with femininity but there were some well integrated pieces that go to show that embroidery for menswear can be just as beautiful.

james long aw15 lace applique james long aw15 lace applique 2

Antonio Bizarro and James Long took more of an appliqué approach to their embroidery with Bizarro applying large areas of intricately patterned brocade to his jacket using a contrasting satin stitch edge. James Long provided a touch of androgyny to his collection using chunky guipure inspired lace motifs to offset the sportswear cuts.

Kit neale aw15 badges

topman aw15 badge scarf

There was also an abundance of pop details such as these embroidered badges which were seen at both Kit Neale and Topman.  This slots cleanly in with the customisation trend that has been dominating our catwalks and long may it continue.

Until next season…