Fashion Graduate Series: Lesley Forrest

Lesley's 'Reconnecting with the artisanal ideal' collection

Lesley's 'Reconnecting with the artisanal ideal' collection - Credit: Archant

We’ve teamed up with Plymouth College of Art to showcase their BA (Hons) Fashion students’ amazing graduate collections

Lesley Forrest

Lesley Forrest - Credit: Archant

Lesley Forrest is a designer-maker from South Devon who recently graduated from Plymouth College of Art as a mature student - something she claims is “a lifetime’s ambition fulfulled”.

Her creative work is concerned with phenomenology. Her designs embrace the symbiotic relationship between perception and consciousness and is inspired by the interconnection of place and space.

Lesley’s graduate collection, ‘Reconnecting with the artisanal ideal’, combines tradition and heritage. By using Harris Tweed as the basis of the collection, she brings a sense of familiarity and provenance to her designs as the fabric is so steeped in history and tradition.

The entire collection is easy to wear and shapes are simple, allowing the fabric to tell its story.

To view Lesley’s collection, click on the image gallery. These photographs formed part of a professional photography course organised by Fotonow CIC under the tutelage of Andrew Nadolski.

The Fashion Graduate Series continues next week.

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