“Blink” New Designers: LCF BA14 Design and Technology Graduate, Anne Westhoff

The next LCF BA14 graduate collection we are spotlighting is this amazing jewellery from Anne Westhoff.

Combining artfully sculpted sections of wood, complete with bark, and blending that with a resinous material that looked very much like amber, these are a beautiful study in organic texture and mixed materials in an utterly sophisticated and thoughtful way.

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Anne Westhoff

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Anne Westhoff

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Anne Westhoff
LCF BA14 graduate collections, Anne Westhoff

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“Blink” New Designers: BA14 Cordwainers Footwear, Product Design and Development Graduate, Sofie Birkin

Next we look at the wonderful work of LCF BA14 graduate, Sofie Birkin. We had the pleasure of meeting Sofie at the exhibition and learnt about her approach and inspiration. Her intricately detailed collection of shoes is inspired by the Salem Witch Trials. Every shoe is dedicated to one of the women who was killed, with the heel containing something specific to each individual. The leather is also delicately inscribed with imagery related to the events, creating an almost Egyptian hieroglyphic effect. These are so much more than beautifully crafted footwear.

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Sofie Birkin

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Sofie Birkin

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Sofie Birkin

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Sofie Birkin

This is Sofie herself, wearing a beautifully mystical headpiece that she created for previous project. Utterly, brilliantly unique.

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Sofie Birkin

LCF BA14 graduate, Sofie Birkin

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“Blink” New Designers: Cordwainers Footwear, Product Design and Development Graduate, Saul Robayna

We hope that you enjoyed yesterday’s posts about the LCF exhibition. From jewellery we move on to some footwear and wowsers, these boots are so super sexy! From graduate, Saul Robayna, these thigh highs are a stunning confection of lace and laces. I cannot wait to have the chance to add some of his work to my shoe collection.

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Saul Robayna

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Saul Robayna

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“Blink” New Designers: LCF BA14 Design and Technology Graduate, Qian Yang

On from our introductory post, we now start to get into the nitty gritty of some of our favourite collections from the London College of Fashion graduates.

This exhibition was specifically focused on presenting the work of the accessories students, but actually this stunning collection of jewellery could also be considered mini sculpture I suppose. Thoroughly innovative and perfectly executed by Qian Yang.

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Qian Yang

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Qian Yang

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Qian Yang

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Qian Yang

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Qian Yang

LCF BA14 graduate collections, Qian Yang

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“Blink” New Designers: LCF BA14 Design and Technology Graduate Exhibition

Here’s the first in few posts that we are bringing you to showcase the graduating talent from the London College of Fashion. These BA students’ work was presented in a really beautiful static exhibition in East London and we were delighted to be invited to attend.

I have the great pleasure and privileged of teaching as a visiting lecturer at LCF, as well as mentoring some of the pre-graduation design students, so seeing the product of their hard work crystallized in these final collections is always a huge treat. I also got to meet Rob Phillips, Creative director at LCF and the individual who has the inenviable job of deciding which of the graduating students will be included in the final show. In this graduating group he has selected a diverse selection of deeply talented individuals who we feel sure you will be hearing more about as they progress within the fashion industry.

LCF BA14 graduate collections

LCF BA14 graduate collections

LCF BA14 graduate collections

LCF BA14 graduate collections

LCF BA14 graduate collections

LCF BA14 graduate collections

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