Fashion students at Kensington and Chelsea College showcased their work at the denim exhibition last month.
The students were asked to create garments that were influenced by a decade. Within the project students produced design boards, textiles samples and illustrations before generating new three-dimensional ideas.
The exhibition showcased work from students in their first year of their UAL Extended Diploma course and for many of the students this was the first time they have seen their work on display.
Caroline, a fashion tutor at KCC, said: “The students have to choose an era to combine with denim. They have to research that era and produce lots of sketchbook and experimental work. The project is around 4 weeks.
It is really lovely to see their work up, all finished. They have all produced something really beautiful and interesting. I can see the trajectory where they are all gradually getting better and better.”
One student, Markos Tranakas, said: “I am very satisfied with myself seeing my work in the exhibition because I feel I have progressed a lot since secondary school. I am very happy to be showcasing something which is mine.”
Lummi Morato Ramos, who also studies fashion at KCC, said: “I feel proud seeing my piece as I know how much work I put into it. I can always do better, but for my first piece of work, I’m really glad that I had a chance to do it.”
Date published: 6 February 2019