Laura A. Kingsley and Aisling Gallagher
Networking is more than just finding clients, it’s about finding your cheerleaders and supporters. Every day this week we’re Showcasing...
Every Monday we showcase the best of the UnderPinned Community, putting a spotlight on two freelancers whose work we believe deserve a special mention.
Want to be in the running to have your work on our magazine? Make a Portfolio on our Virtual Office and show us why you stand out from the crowd.
Since day one, UnderPinned has been built to support the next generation of creative entrepreneurs.
As London College of Fashion‘s official End of Year Show partner, we’ll be showcasing selected LCF students’ End of Year Projects, from Womenswear, Menswear and Jewellery, for a July Takeover.
All students’ work will be presented as a beautiful Portfolio made on the UnderPinned Virtual Office.
Hi, my name is Renatha Hoga, I’m a womenswear fashion graduate from the London College of Fashion.
Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and raised in England, I’ve had to navigate between the two cultures in order to create my own identity. Although this is not a new concept for many, I have the conviction to openly celebrate this experience by bringing a unique collection to the forefront which finds an equal balance between the two cultures without favouring either. Therefore, my aim for this collection was to realise a dress identity that combined the vibrant sartorial elegance of a La SAPE suit and the across body wrapping techniques of African dressing style. In addition, I have used a combination of specialist techniques such as asymmetric drape construction, with elements of fabric manipulation (smocking) and tailored finishing, to create a collection that combines cultural fashion practices with craftsmanship.
In the future, I would like to continue carrying out practices of deconstruction and reconstruction of African and British cultures, in order to promote mixed heritage through fashion. I want to further develop my skills in tailoring techniques, reinterpreting them in different fabrics to create various garments. My vision is to be able to communicate my ideas by offering a wide selection of clothing that show unique techniques and processes.
My name’s Jacobo Angulo. I recently graduated from London College of Fashion. I consider myself to have achieved a great sense of self and artistic direction.
My design ethos is a constant exploration of my Spanish roots; embracing the beauty of tradition and the Mediterranean coasts by taking inspiration from its rich cultures, landscapes, traditions and stories.