The forthcoming book Masterclass: Fashion & Textiles is the next title in our series that showcases master’s degree courses from some of the world’s leading graduate schools. As the book's title suggests, both fashion and textile courses are featured. Here we share some graduate fashion projects that caught our eye, and in an upcoming article we will share work that is more targeted on textiles.
The fashion designs that have been selected conjure up themes of industrial chic tinged with a flamboyant and futuristic edge, drenched in autumnal hues. The students whose work is featured here include:
Lucie Jelinkova (Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague)
A collection inspired by Queen Marie Antoinette, depicting her troubled life since her youth until the moment of her execution. (Photo Martin Faltejsek)
Pedro Rodríguez, Elisabet Figueras and Agustina Castro (ELISAVA, Spain)
The designs in this collect were created for the students’ own brand Be Odd, with products that transmit an image of sophistication and style. (Photo Stefano Paddeu)
María del Villar and Natalia Salgado Rea (ELISAVA, Barcelona, Spain)
This work was realised as a collection for the designers’ brand Invertebrata, which mixes tradition with modernity. (Photo Antonella Vera)
Ania Sadkowska (De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom)
A collection of moulded-leather and hand-knitted pieces utilising traditional craft techniques to embrace the natural beauty of the materials. (Photo Fraser West)
Daniela Franceschini (ESMOD Berlin, Germany)
An expression of traditional Nepalese craftsmanship, this fair-trade project meets the growing consumer demand for more sustainable, high-level design within the luxury market. (Photo Carlos Luque)
Tea Chakhnashvili (Domus Academy, Milan, Italy)
The concept behind this collection was to show the gap between the individual perception and reality; the main aim was to create a well-constructed collection, balanced with clean lines fusing with a woman’s sensuality.
Laura Juslin (Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland)
Approaching the garment following the principles characterised by modernist architecture and primary shapes, clothing was designed based on leanness, simplicity and the harmony of optimal shape, surface and cut.
Linda Kim (Edinburgh College of Art, United Kingdom)
The theme for this collection was traditional Korean architecture and its innate essence having a beauty that matures. Inspired by the subtle lines created by the overlap of porous rice paper, the womenswear collection was created based on the idea of layering of sheer fabrics.
Karin Schneider (The Swedish School of Textiles, Borås, Sweden)
An investigation into the principles of functional design and its expressive potential dealing with the interaction between the body, the worn garment and the space around it. (Photo Karin Schneider and Daniel Walenius)
Alexander Benekritis (Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom)
A menswear collection that has an essence of urban chic, realised through a process of critical exploration – Benekritis aims to contribute innovatively to the industry whilst being guided towards finding his own unique voice in menswear. There’s also a rather unique video that showcases his designs too:
The three new titles in the Masterclass series will be published this autumn. Work from the architecture book was featured here, and soon we will also share with you some work that will appear in Masterclass: Graphic Design. The first book in the series, Masterclass: Product Design, is available here.
Masterclass: Fashion & Textiles is not our first foray into fashion – that was this year's Fetishism in Fashion, a much sought-after item by fashionistas, which can be bought online in our shop here. Watch out for a future issue of Frame which will also have a fashion theme!
Images courtesy of their respective graduate schools.