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LY Academy 2022: Middlesex University x Singer Sewing Machine

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We are excited to share the work of LY Academy’s first cohort. We have been working with final year students at Middlesex University in collaboration with Singer Sewing Machine and our seller: The House of a Thousand Fabrics for six months between January to June 2022. Four students were awarded an LY Academy Sustainability Scholarship which included gifted surplus fabrics to use for at least one garment in their final year collection along with a Singer sewing machine to keep plus a photoshoot with their muse at The Chocolate Factory for their final collection; which showcased at their graduate show titled “Radical Creativity”. A huge congratulations to Daryll Wong, Georgia Rose, Kieran Pruwett and Olubunmi Obayo; each collection tells a personal story and used deadstock fabric in imaginative ways. Browse their final garment and read more about their collection below.

 

Georgia Rose

@grose_studio

Georgia Rose’s collection is called ‘Midden’ which by definition refers to anything that is a mess, a muddle, or chaos. Georgia merges her Scottish heritage and love for alternative, hyper pop music to rebel against society’s expectations and explore a darker and more chaotic side of femininity. “This reflects my values as a designer. I’ve tried to use waste from companies, such as mills from Scotland, to create something that is beautiful but is also from what some may see as rubbish.”

 

Textiles from Last Yarn

EMERALD LUXURY SHOT TAFFETA
Sold by: The House Of A Thousand Fabrics
​£8.00 p/m
last 160m available

BLACK STRETCH LUREX
Sold by: The House Of A Thousand Fabrics
​£9.00 p/m
last 132m available

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Daryll Wong

@daryll_wong_ 

Daryll says, “A lot of my inspiration has been taken from my personal life back home in Malaysia.” Daryll’s collection embeds recognisable items such as umbrella’s, car seat belts and buckles onto garments made from surplus fabrics and creating his own textiles by weaving jacquard using a loom. “It’s been great to work with textiles and fabrics and to learn to work with what you have. I’ve enjoyed learning about how in-depth it is to produce a single piece of plain weave textile.”

 

Textiles from Last Yarn

Sold by: The House Of A Thousand Fabrics
£12.00 p/m
last 40m available
Sold by: The House Of A Thousand Fabrics
​£5.00 p/m
last 45m available

 

Olubunmi Obayo

@ji80my 

Olubunmi’s final year project was inspired by her Nigerian heritage, taking inspiration from her roots and traditional clothing, including memories of getting dressed with her mother. Olubunmi also paired her final collection with vintage and charity shop finds alongside second-hand accessories. “For me, it’s all about sustainability. Most of my designs are sustainable and I always recycle and upcycle what I can get from charity shops for my projects.”

 

Textiles from Last Yarn

Sold by: The House Of A Thousand Fabrics
​£10.00 p/m
last 30m available
Sold by: The House Of A Thousand Fabrics
​£14.00 p/m
last 11m available

Kieran Pruett

@queenquieeran

Kieran’s graduation collection was called Deformed Beauty, a love letter to their younger self, their community and to anyone else out there who has ever felt alienated or rejected by society.  “My textiles work gives me the ability to put myself into my work, my personality and my own personal flair. It allows me to create something that is unlike anything else out there in the world. I took this project as a calling to express who I am as a person and who I am as a designer.”

 

Textiles from Last Yarn

Sold by: The House Of A Thousand Fabrics
​8.00 p/m
last 45m available
Sold by: The House Of A Thousand Fabrics
​£10.00 p/m
last 55m available

 

Impact Report 2022

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LYAcademy Impact Report

Discover each designers collection through moodboards, read about it in their words, and find out more about LY Academy by downloading our Impact Report.

 

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