The work of Lydia Manley-Leach ranges from drawing to mixed media textile and digital design. Her final project explores the historical aspects and symbolism of folklore through vibrant, colourful textiles. Illustration, digital design, embroidery and needle punch were used to throughout the process. Manley-Leach’s aim is to “bring to life folklore tales and introduce these into contemporary design, making us appreciate the meanings as well as how these ancient stories have shaped the culture we live in today.”
Kirsten Walker’s garments and fashion show investigate the naked female body, focusing on how it is both sexualised and censored.
Robyn West’s practice explores the ramifications of the fashion industry and vanity sizing as part of an ongoing cultural investigation.