Hannah Bridges

Hannah Bridges

COURSE: DESTINATIONS 2017 Fashion 2017

Pathway: Design for Performance 2017

TITLE: Costumier

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“Hannah’s professionalism, skill and can do attitude really makes her shine.” Rebecca Knowles, 2017
“We found Hannah to be helpful, enthusiastic, keen to learn, open to suggestions and seemed keen to gain new skills.” Jo Milburn, 2016
About:
I am an innovative costumier always striving to create a powerful impact with my work. From this degree and my experiences such as working with the Welsh National Opera and Birmingham Royal Ballet, I have gained many skills in costume construction. I have also been focusing my work around how I can use the advances in technology, such as 3D printing, into my costumes. I have a real passion for theatrical costume making using both modern and traditional techniques. I am an accurate machinist and creative maker who takes pride in the high quality finish of my garments.

EQUESTRIANA
The brief for this project was to replicate a Victorian riding habit, made to measure, using traditional techniques such as cutting on the stand. I purposely chose a military jacket with a faux waistcoat and gold braiding detail to challenge my technical ability.

ORLANDO
To begin this project we read the book ‘Orlando’ by Virginia Woolf. A constant theme throughout is Orlando’s connection to the natural world around him especially the Oak Tree. I designed a sculptural dress inspired from the quotes
‘Burning with his own radiance, from a lamp lit within.’, ‘A million candles burnt in him.’ And ‘Ties his heart to an oak tree.’ The Dress was lined with strip LED lights around the steel crinoline and LED fairy light decoration traveling around the architectural structure

PAS DE DEUX
For Final Major Project I collaborated with Rebecca Knowles (Photographer) and Thomas Plant (3D printer), to create these made to measure tutus for Dancer Megan Amphlett. These two bespoke ballet costumes are inspired by the poem ‘The Goblin Market’ and designed from the concept of Purity vs Temptation. In the poem one sister stays pure whereas the other sister is tempted and drawn into the evils of the goblins and their forbidden fruit. The Costumes were made from the same base but developed to contrast each other, reflecting the story of the two sisters. I have been experimenting into the advances in technology and how they can be incorporated into my work. For this project I combined traditional making techniques such as cutting on the stand and classical tutu construction with technologies such as laser cutting and 3D printing.

Hannah Bridges
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Lou Emma Howlett

Lou Emma Howlett

COURSE: DESTINATIONS 2017 Fashion 2017

Pathway: Design for Performance 2017

TITLE: Goddess of Fire / Scarlett Ward Poetry

"The final pieces, they fit like a glove! The outfit was comfortable, looked stunning and above expectation."
Shelly D'Inferno, 2017
About:
I collaborated with two different clients for my Final Major Project, within the Design for Performance Pathway. I have a keen interest in alternative costume, which can be seen particularly with my first collaboration, but my second one contrasts this and shows my capability of other styles. I collaborated with Shelly D'Inferno, for my first project, on a costume suitable for a fire performance. Taking inspiration from goddesses and warriors with the added elements she specified to include, I created a body of work and a costume made up of seven pieces for her. Loki Films created a video of Shelly performing in the costume with fire and it was captured in picture form by Slothworks Photography. The costume features laser cut filigree, rhinestones, the silver is entirely hand painted and a head piece, created to hold her fire sticks.

For the second collaboration of my FMP, I worked with Scarlett Ward Poetry. The project was formed by producing conceptual research from a series of Scarlett's poems, guided by herself and her own inspirations. The final costume shows transition through the poems, as the items within it are layered on top of another. This formed the concept of the short film as our final piece together. We created a film with Richard Wakefield, combining props and a natural setting, capturing the costume in motion. Scarlett's poetry is then laid over the top of the video, to tell the story. Key features of this costume include laser cut mosaic patterns, the use of lacing, a plum colour palette and shells sewn around the neckline, these all relate to quotes from her poetry.

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Kelly Facey

Kelly Facey

COURSE: Fashion 2017

Pathway: Design for Performance 2017

TITLE: Portraiture Collection- The Suzanne Neville Collaboration

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"We love your designs! They are all stunning and you have really captured Suzanne's design signature and incorporated trends simultaneously".
Amy Whitehouse, Head of Visual Marketing- Suzanne Neville
About:
Kelly is a 22 year old designer from Lincoln with a passion for fantasy bridal and costume design.


Kelly Collaborated with leading British Bridal wear designer for her FMP, to create a capsule collection to add onto the designers existing 25th Anniversary 'Portraiture' collection. Kelly designed a capsule collection of six dresses, inspired by; the existing collection, Portraiture artists- including Monet, and the classic architecture within Rome. Of the six dresses she produced two of them.


Kelly completed an industry year with Benjamin Robert's Bridal where she fulfilled many roles within the company including; alterations and QC seamstress, marketing assistant- helping with photoshoot styling and dressing as well as the launch of a new website, customer service, accounts assistant- helping to process orders and chase payments, and finally a sales representative for three Bridal trade shows.
Kelly has six years of retail experience, during which time she has become a Top level sales assistant, and experienced roles as a Supervisor, Visual merchandiser, and admin assistant.

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Kelly Facey

Kelly Facey

COURSE: DESTINATIONS 2017 Fashion 2017

Pathway: Design for Performance 2017

TITLE: Orlando Project

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"If the sight of my ankles means death to an honest fellow, I must in all humanity keep them covered"
Quote from Orlando, Virginia Woolf
About:
Kelly is a 22 year old designer from Lincoln with a passion for fantasy bridal and costume design.

The Orlando Project was inspired by the book Orlando by Virginia Woolf. The project brief was to design a costume for a character in the book, designed using themes/ text/ imagery inspired by the book. The costume Kelly created was for the character Sasha; a Russian Princess in the book who toyed with the main character Orlando and ultimately broke his heart.

The costume itself was inspired by the frost fairs featured within the book, when the Thames froze over and became a carnival on ice for the city of London. The piece was also inspired by the symbollisim in the changes throughout the book, and the Baroque interiors heavily depicted in the book.

Kelly completed an industry year with Benjamin Robert's Bridal where she fulfilled many roles within the company including; alterations and QC seamstress, marketing assistant- helping with photoshoot styling and dressing as well as the launch of a new website, customer service, accounts assistant- helping to process orders and chase payments, and finally a sales representative for three Bridal trade shows.
Kelly has six years of retail experience, during which time she has become a Top level sales assistant, and experienced roles as a Supervisor, Visual merchandiser, and admin assistant.

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Alexandra Belfort

Alexandra Belfort

COURSE: DESTINATIONS 2017 Fashion 2017

Pathway: Design for Performance 2017

TITLE: Glitter Shit

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"Ally created something unique and extraordinary, a punk rock gown fit for a queen."
Lilith, Birmingham Drag Queen, 2017
About:
For her final major project, Alexandra collaborated with two local drag queens to design outfits for them to wear to a local club night in March 2017. As a long-time fan of the drag scene, Alexandra has always appreciated the art form that is drag, so for her final project she contacted Birmingham queens; Lacey Lou and Lilith to create looks for the Glitter Shit night at Nightingales Club.

As well as her work at university, Alexandra has over a year’s professional experience in working in many aspects of Professional Costume and Theatre (Including quick change dressing and Wardrobe Assisting) Because of this work, Alexandra had the chance to work on the Birmingham Royal Ballet’s tour of Romeo and Juliet for two weeks as well as working as a dresser on shows such as Shrek the Musical, Phantom of the Opera, Birmingham Royal Ballet's The Tempest and Alvin Aliey

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Faith Carter

Faith Carter

COURSE: Fashion 2017

Pathway: Fashion Communication 2017

TITLE: Fashion Stylist & Creative Director for KNOTS magazine

Faith Carter
Fashion Stylist & Creative Director
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Within this body of work, you will see a unique and innovative outlook within styling and creative direction. A mixture of distinctive garments, unusual set design and natural locations brings a raw and fresh take on the fashion industry within styling. New ideas and eccentric concepts are used together to create and contrast with current styling seen within the fashion industry. Using film based photography and natural light a depth is created within the final outcome. A careful choice of beauty styling is considered ensuring the models features are highlighted, showcasing “beauty” from a different angle. A mixture of different creative techniques have been used within the shoots to create a vast array of work, showcasing the style of styling to the best of its ability. Throughout the portfolio of images presented a mixture of industry and personal clientele work is shown of which “Chronic Sunshine” has been published within SiCKY Magazine.


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Ariel Naamah Draper

Ariel Naamah Draper

COURSE: Fashion 2017

Pathway: Fashion Communication 2017

TITLE: A N D

'Do not ghettoside society by putting people into legal categories of gender, race, ethnicity, language or other such characteristics.'
Fashion Communication | Writing | Publication
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A N D... is essentially a zine that aims to express a versatile, open-minded mood for it’s readers. Stereotyping is a notion that people do to categorise or class people from a first impression or just to figure one another out. Within the first issue, youth, culture and day-to-day lives are presented in a way that reaches out to the readers mind to try to cultivate a new outlook on people who feel they are generally categorised incorrectly. Freedom of speech and opinion is strong in the UK, but no one ever feels like what they’re saying is being truly heard or shown. There are many more ways to identify with a person than judging instantly from preconceived perceptions. The zine shows positives and negatives and entertaining depictions of people and their points of view on themselves. In theory, stereotyping is ..... With a fresh look on how youths of today feel about the subject, we explore their points of view through giving them a platform of expression and fashion. This zine helps to enforce the notion that our differences prove us even more similar to each other.
Ariel Naamah Draper
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Vanessa Jane Gott

Vanessa Jane Gott

COURSE: Fashion 2017

Pathway: Fashion Communication 2017

TITLE: Fashion Branding, Marketing, Styling and Events specialist

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Having recently completed my degree in Fashion Communications at Birmingham City University (BAhons), I am a creative enthusiast, whether as part of a group or individually. My most advanced skills lie within Adobe creative cloud programmes as well as practical assignments such as fashion styling and event planning. Being awarded the Midlands and North Young Fashion Designer Award 2013 gave me a boost into the industry at the age of 18 through the involvement of graduate shows and associating with professionals in the industry. Since then I have continued to excel in my field, undertaking internships in both New York City and London during my year in industry (2015-2016), and collaborating with numerous creative personalities for my final major project at university, for which I chose to specialize in Brand Management.

Featured Photo: DANTE (Do Anything Necessary To Exist): An independent grunge streetwear brand with whom I collaborated to create and promote their first full collection as part of my Final Major Project.
Video one: Feathers and Thread: An independent festivalwear brand with whom I collaborated as part of my final major project.
Video two: DOTT by Kolbra Einesdottir: A final year design student's graduate collection as part of her new couture and RTW brand launch, also a collaboration for my final major project.

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chi kei kou joanna

chi kei kou joanna

COURSE: Fashion 2017

Pathway: Fashion Communication 2017

TITLE: FMP :BIOSTRUCTURE

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MENSWEAR PRINT DESIGNING
DIGITAL PROJECTION OF PRINT -FASHION FILM
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Biostructure is a fashion film we created for my final major project to promoted our print design and garment .Our project concept of the design is initially inspired by the digital world of waves and the future robotic world.

In future the world will be wealthy than the existing world, and peoples invent robots to assist the daily lives and handle on some jobs. This will be the era of technology boom and humans sculpt the robots as themselves looks like, the line between humans and robots becomes blurry, or even robots identify themselves to be a human.

Many thanks to our collaboration @Emma Jones photographer@Video editor Chris Mairs@ Matt Lanning- Animator

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Puja Kavita Limbachia

Puja Kavita Limbachia

COURSE: Fashion 2017

Pathway: Design Womenswear 2017

TITLE: Hip-Hop Evolution

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Spring/Summer 2017 Womenswear collection
Aspiring womenswear designer
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For my FMP, I researched the history of Hip-Hop to where it is today. I studied all the different elements of Hip-Hop to create my own logo for the culture.

Throughout the three years I have studied at Birmingham City University, I have learnt many new skills which I was able to apply to my FMP. I thoroughly enjoy work that involves precision and that challenges me, therefore I chose to carry out my work placement with an embroidery company, Hand & Lock.

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