SHOW INSIGHT: SWEDISH SCHOOL OF TEXTILES
The Swedish School of Textiles showcased 21 students work from their graduate collections for both bachelor and master degrees, at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week. This university encourages their textiles students different approaches in textiles and management, as well as fashion research and design.
As each model walked down the runway, the many techniques these students used in their designs were apparent. Starting off the runway with Louise Linderoth and her use of oversized denim, we saw eye catching details in the rips and exposed panels, as well as the scrunched denim ankles, and high collared dresses made to resemble denim jeans. As each student's work was displayed on the catwalk, we saw the extraordinary use of artificial hair to stuff mesh suits, and decorate high neck dresses, by Anna Tåkvist. Jennifer Larsson brought us a series of looks for her collection “Knots” which incorporated the use of textures, and fabrics into forming large and oversized knots throughout her garments.
While this catwalk show incorporated 21 students, every single designer bought a new look into textiles with their innovative use of materials. Creating alternative designs, and incorporating their methods of textile fabrication into innovative design, show how these students create truly unique textiles.
Words by Maisie Taylor
Photos by Magda Jakubik and Lowri Linklater