Design Museum of London had awarded the best designers of the year. For the honorary title the nominees were Sarah Burton, who created the wedding dress for Kate Middleton, Mary Katrantzou for her Fall/Winter 2011-2012 collection and the creative director of Issey Miyake Yoshiyuki Miyamae. The jury of Design Museum gave the award to Issey Miyake for his collection “132.5″, as the Design of the Year. Yoshiyuki Miyamae dedicated the collection to Origami. The jury were impressed with how the Japanese designer was able to combine classic elegance with a mathematical cut. First, each piece in the collection was designed on the computer by a specialist, then the model was applied to the fabric, cut, pressed, and in the end the pieces were spread to give them volume.
Kuwasawa Design School showcased graduate work of the students. The student work was based on the seminar of photos by Kyoichi Fujita. The “memory” was the common theme in the students work. “Stereotypes were used a lot! There is always something new to explore and to learn, like a new technique, style, knowledge, language and etc. At the same time, trying to remember now, how much more must be in it. No matter what happens, the impression of it is by storing things, so you may never forget things. The memory doesn’t compete from, where it comes, and what we do with it.How can one year be communicated to the people?”
Here is the list of students, who participated in the show:
1. Yayoi – “Womb”
2. M. Enomoto – “O”
4. Yasuda – “Swan Addict Girls”
5. Kambayashi – “War is Over”
6. K. Kanazawa – “Fairy”
7. S. Imamura – “Eye” “honeycomb”
8. Y. Watanabe – “Underwater”
9. S. Yoshida – “Hybrid Theory”
10. N. Takashi – “Unclear Dark”
11. K. Yamane – “Cultic”
The second-year fashion students marked the middle of their studies by showcasing their collections at Stockholm Fashion Week. Twelve students presented individual collections of three to five outfits. They used experimental processes in materials and multiple textile techniques. A group of four second-year students in Visual Communication had interpreted their vision and created a communication concept, including web, print media and etc. Designers: Alina Brane, Amandah Andersson, Ebba Camitz, Emmy Andersson, Fiffi Wilton, Isabel Elfast, Lamija Suljevic, Lina Michal, Lisa Laurell Amandonico, Per Götesson, Rikard Wahl and Ulrika Runius executed their projects at Stockholm Fashion Week.