• "...like a piece of charm jewellery." A/W 14/15 look one
  • Look one side view
  • Look one back view
  • Look one illustration
  • Look one earrings with knitted beads
  • Look one earrings: knitted beads
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  • Initial textile sample
  • Art of Dress Exhibition Catalogue Image: Creative Direction Rob Phillips, Photograph James Rees
  • ISSUU - Art of Dress by London College of Fashion
  • Initial textile sample
  • Author's own photography and collage (Natural History Museum Mineral Collection)
  • Initial colour work for look one
  • Layering idea
  • Initial knit samples
  • Initial textile sample detail
  • Earring trim experimentation
  • Author's own photography and collage (Natural History Museum Mineral Collection)
  • Initial colour work for look two
  • "...like a piece of charm jewellery." A/W 14/15 look two
  • Look two necklace close up
  • Look two necklace back view
  • Look two bracelet close up
  • Look two necklace initial sample
  • Initial bracelet sample
  • Look two necklace trim sample
  • knitted tube samples
  • Exploring the idea of creating forms to support knit.
  • Initial textile sample from early stages of development
  • Author's own photography and collage (Natural History Museum Mineral Collection)
  • Initial colour work for look three
  • ISSUU - "...like a piece of charm jewellery." A/W 14/15 Lookbook by Linda
  • "...like a piece of charm jewellery." A/W 14/15 look three
  • Look three necklace close up
  • Inner structure of look 3 necklace
  • Look three earring aerial view
  • Look three earring aerial view
  • Look three earring close up
  • 'Growth' final textile samples

Graduate of the BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles course at London College of Fashion with an experimental approach to design and affinity for colour, textiles and material innovation. Previous degree in illustration allowed me to exercise strong drawing and conceptual thinking skills, which are continually integrated into my work, which is described as unconventional yet, wearable with a feminine touch.

As part of my final major project, the idea of fashioned-objects that grow with the wearer over time was explored drawing inspiration from Western charm jewellery and its variants worldwide. Further research into the concept resulted in a collection of luxurious, knitted art jewellery pieces, which uniquely showcase the idea of building forms through the use of unconventional materials and techniques. These ‘one-off’ pieces are geared towards sophisticated women of any age who enjoy ‘making statements’ through dress which allow their personalities to shine just like a piece of charm jewellery.

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Extra-Curricular Projects:

Art of Dress Project

Selected along with other students to take part in the 'Art of Dress' project, a traveling exhibition organized by LCF Creative Director Rob Phillips taking place in London, Shanghai, New York, Dubai and Florence.

LCF Channel: Art of Dress

http://www.arts.ac.uk/fashion/channel/art-of-dress/

Art of Dress Brochure: page 24, credits and supporting information page 25

http://issuu.com/london_college_of_fashion/docs/00025_aod_brochure_250x340_v4?e=3189787/9949046
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Press:

October 2014: Art of Dress Exhibition London: Fashion Matters Showcase Dinner and Fundraising Auction:

https://www.facebook.com/LCFOfficial/photos/a.796162120441192.1073741842.224916630899080/796162237107847/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.796162120441192.1073741842.224916630899080&type=1

November 8th-December 3rd 2014

Art of Dress Exhibition Shanghai (Print Only)
Shanghai Museum of Textiles and Costume: Donghua University
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Education:

September 2011-July 2014

[University of the Arts London: London College of Fashion] [London, England] [BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles] Specialized in knit

Sept 2010-May 2011

[University of the Arts London: Chelsea College of Art and Design] [London, England] [Foundation Diploma in Art and Design] Specialized in Fashion and Textile Design

2004-2008

[Ontario College of Art and Design] [Toronto, Ontario Canada] [Bachelor of Design, Illustration]

2003-2004

[Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning] [Oakville, Ontario, Canada] [Art Fundamentals Certificate]

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Professional Development:

2015 - 2016 University of the Arts London: Central Saint Martins London, England

Pursued graduate-level coursework in Material Futures at University of the Arts London: Central Saint Martins in which inter-disciplinary collaborations were obtained to explore how we will live in the future. Using materiality as a basis for design, speculative, critical and experience design were explored within the context of a variety of fields such as fashion, science, craft and technology. Acquired a wealth of knowledge in trend forecasting, creative direction, storytelling and styling.

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Work Experience:

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/lindaawuku

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Credits:

"...like a piece of charm jewellery." A/W 14/15 lookbook images

- Photographer: Linda Awuku
- Model: Mariana Garcia de la Noceda