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Walsall graduate takes her fashion designs to the top

Published: Thursday, 18 February 2016   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

A Walsall graduate has stated she feels a "great sense of achievement" upon being selected to showcase her designs at London Fashion Week.

Chloe Johnson, who gained her BA in Fashion Design from Middlesex University last year, was asked to exhibit her final year clothing collection at Tomorrow's Talent at the Vinyl Factory in Soho, London.

The exhibition is dedicated to the On|Off AW16 London Fashion Week showcase, and runs alongside the creative network 'ARTS THREAD'. The platform is dedicated to young and emerging new designers.

“It feels great to get recognition for your work, especially when you've just graduated and you're trying to find your way into the industry,” Chloe explained.

“It's so competitive; there are hundreds of equally talented young designers out there so I do feel a great sense of achievement in being chosen.”

Chloe's collection, which is entitled 'End of Days', takes inspiration from the Book of Revelations, dictating a man's journey from life to death through various terrain, seasons and environments. These include ice, fire, jungle, mountain and desert.

On being asked about the creation of her designs, Chloe she used a combination of colour and print to design a distinctive and unique camouflage-like effect, using strong silhouettes to create an extremely powerful look.

“I've always been technically able, and my graduate collection was definitely a matter of putting all those skills into practice,” she said. “I had to really hone in on my pattern cutting skills, especially when it came to the tailored pieces in my collection.

“I'm a perfectionist, so if anything was slightly off – an armhole, a sleeve pitch – I had to start all over again.”

She added that she explored new processes and even developed her own camouflage as part of the designs, something she said was “one of the hardest prints to create and get right”.

Although fashion is a subject Chloe has always wanted to pursue, she describes her time at University as a roller coaster and one that has definitely taken her on an exciting journey. 

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