Partner Showcases - 13th July 2020

Rhea Sonawane and Rebecca Smith

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.

 

Rhea Sonawane

My name’s Rhea Sonawane, I’m a Fashion Designer from Mumbai, India currently graduating from London College of Fashion with a degree in Fashion Design Technology Womenswear. I work well with online virtual software and 3D designing tools as well as draping on a stand and pattern cutting. Looking forward to beginning my MA in Womenswear at UAL.

My projects are performative garments that focus on problem-solving and increasing awareness about specific social, cultural, or racial issues and their psychological impacts on people. I research and experiment with different ways to tackle these issues in our society today, to make a better future tomorrow.

I tend to develop a personal connection with my concepts and muses and usually end up feeling what they felt in their struggles, which guides me through the process of garment development.

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

 

Rebecca Smith

My name’s Rebecca Smith. This project, created during my final year of Womenswear at LCF, explores the regulation of the body and sexual identity; that as women we are taught to conform to ideals formed by patriarchal values.

This work reclaims ownership through overt sexuality and disrupting feminine ideals. Inspired by female performance artists, I chose to involve artists I know.

A publication sits alongside the collection, discussing the responsibility to showcase bodies in a way that reflects genuine female experience.

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

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