Tamsen Mellor-Gardner’s collection was designed to create awareness of the Save the Bees campaign; it specifically uses colours and fabrics that may not be available in future if the reduction in bee numbers was to continue at the current rate. “Colour was experimented with during the design and manufacture process. I wanted to create colours and patterns that you wouldn’t normally associate with natural dyes. For example, lemon juice was used to create a bright yellow-orange pattern on a logwood-dyed deep purple fabric.”
Claudia Mendes’s graphic design project addresses fast fashion and its impact on the environment and contemporary culture.
Philomene Olofio’s collection is inspired by African design patterns and also by Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream’’ speech.