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Victoria ButcherWomenswearTel: +44 (0) 7894 059 954E-mail: vickybutcher@aol.comVictoria Butcher is an aspiring designer, specialising in womenswear, who has gained several years of design, manufacturing and pattern cutting experience studying at well-known institutions such as Ravensbourne and The London College of Fashion. She is extremely hardworking and enthusiastic, and challenges herself to push her design talents to the limit experimenting with other pathways within fashion such as menswear and accessories. She has previously worked for Georgia Hardinge and Charnos Lingerie where she gained a hands-on experience of the fashion industry. Victoria has grown to become a skilled creative who loves to experiment with texture and silhouette and this is reflected in her graduate collection. Victoria’s graduate collection has been inspired by the continuation of existence after a possible apocalypse and is entitled ‘Ad Infinitum’ meaning without an end or to infinity. Focusing on the concept that mankind may have to revert back to a primitive state of being and adapt to survive in a desolate landscape that was once a thriving environment, the looks within the collection are inspired by decaying carcasses, a fractured existence and the virginity of a new life cycle. The collection as a whole depicts the fragility of our existence and the purification of mankind through the use of a soft grey colour palette and the combination of soft finishes with a protective shell.  Victoria has created a luxurious feel to her Autumn/Winter collection through quality and hand-made fabrics and her garments are wearable yet distinct.

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Laura Jane StevensWomenswearM: 07792 614 275E: contact@lauwrastevens.co.uk
lauwrastevens.co.uk
Worked at:
2012 Margaret Howell
2011 Design Assistant to Jonathan Saunders
2010 Design Intern at Peter Pilotto
Spring / Summer ’13 CollectionLaura Stevens’ collection has drawn references from American photographer Joel Sternfeld’s First Pictures in the 1970s and the films of David Lynch. The use of cyanotype, an ultra-violet sensitive contact printing process, has determined the silhouette and colour of each outfit, influenced by Sternfeld’s pictures. Each garment has been exposed to the sun, in the same process of producing a photograph, printing the image with light. The linear silhouettes acting as the character, the blueprint serving as the mise-en-scene, with particular reference to the film noir characters depicted in Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks, Agent Dale Cooper and Dorothy Vallens. Seeing without being seen.The collection explores metaphysics, self-awareness in cinema, voyeurism and peeping toms.

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Chapter 3. Final Scene
LUCY WEBSTERHer collection is based on the personal memories of childhood escapades of emerging sexuality, the combination of innocence and naivety with an experimental curiosity of new emotions. It portrays her obsession with girls, and the types of characters that stimulate her creativity, inspired by photographer Cindy Sherman. Her silhouettes are oversized with a masculine touch emphasizing youth and innocence with contrasting girlie and boyish elements shown by her support from Vans shoes.Lucy has interned at the likes of Louise Gray and explored her styling side by assisting for Fran Burns.www.lucywebster.co.uk