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Nikki places third in the IFFTI International Fashion Illustration Contest.

BA (Hons) Fashion Design student Nikki Lam was selected as runner up in the IFFTI International Fashion Illustration Contest, winning herself 500 US dollars and a feature in Japanese fashion magazine SOEN.

Nikki Lam
Nikki Lam with her work

BA (Hons) Fashion Design student Nikki Lam was selected as runner up in the IFFTI International Fashion Illustration Contest, winning herself 500 US dollars and a feature in Japanese fashion magazine SOEN.

The purpose of IFFTI's annual contest is to advance fashion design education, through the exchange of creative design expressions. Applicants were asked to base their own theme around the 2014 IFFTI Annual Conference theme, The Power of Fashion, and to draw a person in designed clothes who represents the image of 'today'.

Nikki said, "For my idea I thought about the many ideals and stereotypes of the industry as well as consumer mentality. It is hard to represent fashion as a singular idea since there are so many different styles and genres but for the most part, through my observations, I see that that there is a demand for textile technology and modernized textures romanticizing the use of old crafts. And so, I decided to re-enact this idea by using traditional materials such as thread and yarn built up on fabric in order to create interesting textures in the garment. For the figure, in the industry we look for things that are strange and unique, long and elegant, and so, I created a model / figure based on that idea."

The contest was hosted by Bunka Gakuen University.
Find out more about the contest.

Nikki places third in the IFFTI International Fashion Illustration Contest.

Published on 10 March 2014
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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