Mia Swetnam

Mia Swetnam

COURSE: Foundation in Fashion and Textiles 2021

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TITLE: Signature Project

The Story of Colour
About:
An exploration of colours through multiple avenues of everyday life and history, for a focused audience.

The aim of this project was to create a magazine, surrounding the perceptions of colour. This media will capture the constantly developing world around colour as well as its history, creating a space for consumers to broaden their minds on the subject.

Progression: BA Hons Psychology with Criminology

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Martina Watts

Martina Watts

COURSE: Foundation in Fashion and Textiles 2021

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TITLE: Signature Project

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My aim for this project is to show the way Cubans live and their experiences in comparison to tourists and the way they see Cuba. For example, there are extravagant hotels for tourists, costing $600 a night with designer clothing shops attached, and opposite there are local residents flats that are falling apart. I want to show how difficult their everyday lives are and the challenges they are faced with, such as obtaining the simplest necessities like food, which is a great ordeal.
I want to raise awareness through my work to westernised countries and more privileged people.

Using the architecture in Havana as the basis to get my message across will be the most effective as the huge differences in the buildings are prominent and can easily be distinguished which are hotels, and which are Cubans housing. The close proximity of these contrasting buildings shows the unhidden inequalities. I also want to represent the spirit, positive attitude and generous mind-set that Cubans remain to carry in their culture that help them get through trying times.

Progression: BA Hons Fashion Design
Martina Watts
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Pue Phung

Pue Phung

COURSE: Foundation in Fashion and Textiles 2021

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TITLE: Signature Project

Board Games
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Playing games is something everyone has experienced whether it’s online or offline. My project is derived from table top games that many have grown up playing such as playing cards, dominoes, chess, monopoly and much more.

Taking inspiration from the recent collection from the TV show ‘Queen’s Gambit’ as well as designers: Casablanca and Teresa Helbig I have aimed to effectively communicate my narrative and demonstrate skills that I have learnt throughout the course.

Progression: BA Hons Fashion Design
Pue Phung

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Leah Franks

Leah Franks

COURSE: Foundation in Fashion and Textiles 2021

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TITLE: How do you see me?

About:
There are 7 billion different people on earth and nobody has the same views or perceptions of the world, or the people around them. In every person there is a possibility of having 7 billion different perceptions of them. I wanted to explore the idea that everyone you meet has a different perception and idea of you in their own eyes that can differ based on different experiences they have with you. I portrayed this through a garment, photoshoot and mixed media exploration which is showcased in a look book.

Progression: BA Hons Fashion Branding & Communication
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Heather McGarry

Heather McGarry

COURSE: Foundation in Fashion and Textiles 2021

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TITLE: Signature Project

Ocean Plastic
About:
My initial idea for this project was to look deeper into sea plastic pollution. I wanted to know to what extent pollution was affecting the creatures that live in our oceans and the sea as an ecosystem. As I progressed through this journey I became more interested in the shapes and lives of sea creatures over the more devastating pollution side of the project. I wanted to recreate the organic curves and features creatures like Octopus and Jellyfish have but to keep to my theme of pollution I made sure the majority of the materials I used were plastic based and a large proportion was actual waste that was going to be discarded. I chose to use net as the base for my garments because it gave a more organic and fragile feeling much like the soft bodies of sea creatures, this also relevant as fishing nets make up to 86% of the large plastic pollution.

Progression: BA Hons Fashion Design
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Jorja Thomas

Jorja Thomas

COURSE: Foundation in Fashion and Textiles 2021

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TITLE: Signature Project

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How to be a Proper Lady
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The aim of this project is not in line with my title but quite the opposite. I explored the process of growing up in todays society as a young woman. I wanted to showcase the realities of entering a new stage of life and highlight the importance of fun romanticism in your lifestyle routine. Childhood touches everyone in life and is impossible to avoid yet, we all tend to loose aspects of yourself with it. With the help of this zine, I hoped to inspire readers to indulge in themselves and potentially discover new areas of themselves. I wanted to uplift readers and inspire them to live better; physically and mentally with the help of nostalgic childhood imagery.

This zine is intended to feel personal to each reader with the help of scrapbooking characteristics. This zine is aimed at young women, discussing the problems within society when growing into a woman.

Progression: BA Hons Fashion Branding & Communication
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Molly Searle

Molly Searle

COURSE: Foundation in Fashion and Textiles 2021

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TITLE: Signature Project

Beauty in death through the decay of nature
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The focus for my narrative is to record the beauty in death, which I aimed to portray through documenting the decay of nature. My intention was to show that even in death things are beautiful and should be celebrated, not mourned. Capturing the beauty of decaying flowers, I aimed to create a range of fabric samples to convey this concept.

Progression: BA Hons Textile Design

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Nikita Smith

Nikita Smith

COURSE: Foundation in Fashion and Textiles 2021

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TITLE: Signature Project

Suffocation of the Oceans and the Self
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Looking at the neglect of our oceans and the impact this has on its ecosystems as well as showing how this also impacts ourselves. The whole planet suffers from the pollution in the oceans and although we are starting to see change not many people understand how this affects everyone. The garment will be a representation of the physical suffering we see in the oceans that we do not physically endure ourselves.

My passion for being eco-friendlier has inspired me to raise awareness of what the planet deals with, which I hope to started to achieve through my final outcome.

Progression: BA Hons Costume Design & Practice
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Narnia Panayis

Narnia Panayis

COURSE: Foundation in Fashion and Textiles 2021

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TITLE: Signature Project

Storyteller Street Magazine
About:
Storyteller Street magazine, utilises subject and street photography to document individuals opinions on the world and people-watching. I wanted my magazine to embody what it is to ‘people-watch’ and instead of, as it's done so often now through a screen, to be able to do it through the pages of a magazine. I also wanted to create this as we come to the end of lockdown and as so many people haven’t seen any one out on the street or have not been able to ‘people-watch’ in so long I thought this was a good project to create as we draw to the end of that.

I wanted my magazine to highlight different people’s struggles and views on the world that you may never hear or think to ask them. I wanted my photos to be very inclusive of all, not only do I find this highly important as it will then allow my product to appeal to a wider audience. I believe this magazine will bring people out of their own heads and momentarily while they read through each page, put them into the minds and lives of others; people they would otherwise usually just pass on the street - or if like many they enjoy people watch, they may see them and wonder.

Progression: BA Hons Fashion Branding & Communication
Narnia Panayis
Narnia Panayis

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Szymon Okon

Szymon Okon

COURSE: Foundation in Fashion and Textiles 2021

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TITLE: Signature Project

Apex Magazine
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I wanted to introduce outsiders to the motor sport which I always liked from the young age. Formula One. I would like to educate others in a simple, straight forward way about what the sport it, introduce them to British drivers, show its fashion and talk about racing experience in interviews. Apex Magazine is designed to engage a new, younger generation in F1.

Progression: BA Hons Fashion Branding & Communication
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