Partner Showcases - 14th July 2020

Renatha Hoga and Jacobo Angulo

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.


Renatha Hoga

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. 

Take a look at Renatha’s Full Portfolio on the UnderPinned Virtual Office.

Jacobo Angulo

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.

Take a look at Jacobo’s Full Portfolio on the UnderPinned Virtual Office.

We champion the freelancers and every entrepreneur who took a leap of faith with their idea.

If this sounds like you, head over to our Virtual Office and send us your best work via an UnderPinned Portfolio. We want to hear from you!

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