Graduate Fashion Week: Amy Becker-Burnett

Amy Becker-Burnett has been an invaluable part of the “Blink” team for some time, so we are delighted to feature her graduate collection on the “Blink” blog. Between her internship at Gareth Pugh and her course work at LCF, we were very lucky to have Amy contributing to our streetstyle research and festival coverage. Now over to Amy and her brilliant collection…

About My Work
For me fashion is part of an escapism from reality. Fashion provides the opportunity to become someone or something different, injecting an element of fantasy into everyday life. I want my designs to reflect this notion and for the collection to be a celebration of colour, texture and style.
The collection was based around the Mexican Festival, Dia de Los Meurtos, and references the idea of making something dark into something bright, decorative and fun. I was inspired by the overly ornate and kitsch imagery from the Day Of The Dead and it’s focus on traditional crafts.The concept of my work was juxtaposing the tough and sinister with something softer and more feminine.
I am drawn to the exploration of delicate sheer fabrics against heavy duty and unusual textiles.The pieces in the range translate my love of collecting odd and mundane objects to create something beautiful and unique. In addition to this I developed the idea of producing hand embellished pieces using nuts and bolts and unexpected components, again referencing the hand crafted aspects of Dia de Los Meurtos.

The video look book was created to capture the mood behind the collection, romanticize the garments and generate interest around the brand. The story behind the video was loosely based around the idea of stirring from death and reflects my love of styling and fashion film.

The pieces I design are garments for stylish, confident and experimental women. I want the collection to symbolize understated elegance with harder more unconventional undertones.

After graduating I am interested in working more in styling and Creative direction and hope to gain as much experience through freelance work and personal projects over the coming year. For collaboration on styling or art direction you can contact Amy at amybeckerburn@hotmail.com

For more great coverage from graduate fashion week, click here. If you’d like to read about more new designers, just click here. Enjoy!

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