A live industry linked project with second year BA (Hons) Fashion Contour and BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Development students and La Maison du Sophie Hallette.

A family run traditional craftwork company, La maison du Sophie Hallette produces some of the world’s finest laces, having adorned the luxury goods market worldwide for 127 years. They continue to set the standard of high quality craftsmanship, being seen on Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, Vuitton, Dior, Chloe and Versace, amongst others.

Students were asked to research, investigate, experiment, toile, design and develop ideas under the mentoring of designer Antony Waller of Bora Aksu (BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Development students) and Franceska Luther (BA (Hons) Fashion Contour students).

The work had to encompass traditional lace and re-transform it into a wearable wardrobe or bespoke couture through research, planning, development and realisation, thinking about materials manipulation, pattern generation, aesthetic consideration and application.