This exhibition displays work by the 2008 fashion graduates from Royal College of Art. Many of these designers have already worked in well known fashion houses, thanks to RCA’s excellent graduate preparation for the fashion industry . Each garment reveals aspects of the students’ work design process, their research , development and technical skills. With a dynamic collection of work, this collection is a must for any undergraduate who needs inspiration. The identities of each garment, sketchbook and design mood board. Their portfolios are excellent, communicating their concept and feel for their project clearly, through illustration and presentation.
The inspiration for these graduates’ projects comes from a wide birth of architecture, surroundings, shows and presentations. The draping and textile skills featured within this exhibition were revolutionary. This included fabric manipulation of leather, draping directly onto the stand, metre long needles to create knitted garments, paper structures and garment sewn together from separate fabric panels. Pattern cutting, tailoring, fibre identification and a wide variety of materials sourced, is apparent in each designer’s collections. I gained a vast amount of inspiration from this collection, which I intend to use in my next project, Nature and Design.