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The Graduates: 15 up-and-coming young designers to know

Photographer Arved Colvin-Smith and HUNGER’s fashion director Kim Howells capture the most exciting BA 2018 graduates to follow now, as part of Howells’ live experience exhibition 'Watch This Space'.

Meet the class of 2018…

Kasey Chui, Kingston University

Kim says: “I love designers who have fun with their work, Kassey’s collection screamed fun, positivity whilst maintaining clever pattern cutting, prints and use of materials.”

CHANTELLE GUAN, RAVENSBOURNE

Kim says: “I love the mash up this collection, metallic knit, bold tulle and short wellies. The textures and scale are a great combo to shoot.”

Aurelie Fontan, Edinburgh College of Art

Kim says: “I was drawn to Aurelie’s real attention for detail and craftsmanship.”

Paolo Carzana, Westminster University 

Kim says: “These collection really stole my attention during GFW and certainly made us all work on the shoot. So many great ideas and details!”

ALEX PO, ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART  

Kim says: “Alex uses wind in such a clever sensitive way teamed with soft knits, the combination in beautiful.”

SINEAD O’DWYER, Royal College of Art

Kim says: “This collection really celebrates the female body, all of it with a great choice of materials.”

Maddy Stringer, Edinburgh College of Art

Kim says: Maddy’s combination and quality of materials with her use of proportions attracted me to this collection.

ANAN HU, Royal College of Art

Kim says: “Such a genius idea executed perfectly, bringing back childhood memories but making the clothing extremely practical.”

Aaron Chalis, UCA Epsom

Kim says: “I love the Clueless-style bubblegum palettes meets The Crown regality of Aarons collection. Dreamy.”

CAROLINE OHRT, Royal College of Art

Kim says: “Caroline designed a very concise and considered collection really focused on her craft.”

Conor Baxter, Middlesex University 

Kim says: “Conor is brave, bold and gets the balance right.”

Teodora Mitrovska, Middlesex University 

Kim says: “Teodora mash up of materials, imagery and narrative really stood out.”

Maddie McGee and Olivia Humphrey, Middlesex University 

Kim says: “The quality of Maddie and Olivia’s work is exceptional, the materials, sensitivity and cuts are so considered.”

Jordan CHARLES (PRINTS BY Marianna Kourianou), London College of Fashion 

Kim says: “The way this collection has been designed to fit the body is incredible, it’s a puzzle in pieces but the most beautiful transformation when put together.”

Lingfeng Zhu, London College of Fashion 

Kim says: “As well as being so confident with extreme silhouettes this collection is also layered with great ideas.”

23 July 2018

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