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Student Spotlight: Georgia Clark

Thursday 04 June 2015
Words Ailis Mara

For the second installment of our student spotlight series, we spoke to Georgia Clark, one of the stand-out talents of this year’s Graduate Fashion Week.

 

Georgia Clark – BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Development @ London College of Fashion

Ahead of the hotly anticipated LCF BA Fashion show taking place next Monday, Georgia Clark found the time to give us a few words about her eco-focused graduate collection. As part of University of the Arts London, LCF is known as one of the most prestigious institutes to study fashion in the UK, with James Long and Kay Kwok both having graduated from there.

 

 

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m a 25-year old designer and pattern-cutter who specialises in progressive, eco-conscious fashion. Last year I won the opportunity to have my collection made by artisan craftspeople as part of an international Women’s Empowerment initiative hosted by the United Nations.

 

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How would you describe your design aesthetic?

It’s a fusion of both old and new aesthetics, merging traditional craft with innovative concepts and humanised practices. Based on craftsmanship and collaboration, I use this holistic process to embody a synthesised realisation of original thinking with a considered design approach to match.

 

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Where did inspiration for your collection come from?

Metamodernism, human connection, localised crafts and all those who contributed towards its creation.

 

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What are the signature piece/pieces?

A printed puffa jacket with organic cotton wadding. There is also a black jacket with hand-knitted sleeves and a detachable pillow collar.

 

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Describe your collection in five words.

Conceptual, expressive, cross-cultural, textured, considered.

 

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What kind of person do you have in mind when you’re designing?

People who want to change the world.

 

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 When it comes to other designers, who do you most admire?

Issey Miyake for originality, Miuccia Prada for cut and Dame Vivienne Westwood for personality!

 

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Now that you’ve graduated, what are your plans? 

I want to explore the semiotics of clothing deeper, by taking a Masters degree in costume design. I also want to expand my knowledge and cultural catalogue, to create clothing full of character and meaning.