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Sarah Jane Williams graduated from London College of Fashion with an MA in Fashion Artefact.
Her final collection ‘Crafted Fashion’ aims to challenge the loss of craftsmanship in the fashion industry. “Historically exceptional craftsmanship was the norm now it is the exception. Traditional skills and techniques are no longer being valued as they once were and are therefore not being passed on to the next generations.”
Sarah took this idea one step further by producing a collection of Fashion Artefacts that have never been seen before and would challenge the fashion industries view on craft and how it can be used to produce something completely original.
By utilising historical regional craftsmanship her hope is to increase appreciation for craftsmanship, celebrate British national heritage and illustrate the fact that there needs to be a greater appreciation of cultural diversity and preservation of local and regional differences.
Three methods were applied to all of the designs to produce a collection of ‘Crafted Fashion’ -Metamorphosis, Anthropomorphism and Presence.