Philomene Olofio’s collection is inspired by African design patterns that represent her origin and also by Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream’’ speech, which represents freedom. The design pattern contains various forms made into repetitive patterns in a range of colours, including the red, yellow and white of the Central African Republic flag; nude colours represent skin tones. The Identity & Self-Expression collection is about feeling comfortable within oneself through everyday style and image.
Robyn West’s practice explores the ramifications of the fashion industry and vanity sizing as part of an ongoing cultural investigation.
Izzy Howden’s project explores Greek mythology from a modern female perspective. 86 identical screen prints are based upon The Rape of Persephone.