Katie Ann McGuigan, winner of the Fashion Merit Award, will show as part of Fashion Scout at London Fashion Week.
Also showing at LFW is David Ferreira who graduated in 2015 and was a previous recipient of the Merit Award from Fashion Scout. His label’s vision stands as the perfect symbiosis between traditional and modernity, blending the lines between fashion and art.
Claire Barrow, renowned for her luxury hand-painted leather and uniquely illustrated aesthetics, will be debuting her new multi-sensory art installation Dancing with Dreams at Galeria Melissa in Covent Garden. Dancing with Dreams is an immersive art piece integrating sculpture, performance, technology, fashion, film and music from the multi-disciplinary visual artist. Claire has created five sculptures which are joined by digital projections of the six people performing to the sculptures. Both the sculptures and performers are wearing costumes designed by Barrow.
Also showing at LFW are Ashley Williams who graduated in 2012 and whose label now sells at Selfridges in London, Colette in Paris and Joyce in Hong Kong; and Markus Lupfer who graduated in 1997. Besides, Christopher Bailey who will be presenting Burberry’s latest ‘see now, buy now’ collection on Monday 20 February which is sure to be the highlight of the week, with its mixture of high fashion, the hottest runway models and a star studded front row.
Andrew Groves, Course Director of the Fashion Design BA Honours course, said: “I’m incredibly excited to see Katie’s debut collection later this week and it’s exciting that every year another Westminster graduate joins a growing list of alumni showing at London Fashion Week.“
Cover photo: Designs by Katie Ann McGuigan