Sunday 1st June 2014 marked history in my life as i achieved one of my goals to show my final collection at Graduate Fashion Week 2014, Trumans Brewery London. Looking back at the pictures and seeing my name 'Atosa Nikkhah' displayed on the catwalk feels so surreal and out of this world!
I can't believe (actually i can believe it) i managed to pull off a 6 outfit collection, a final collection which i am so proud off and wouldn't have changed for the world after a year of hard work, when i mean hard work i really mean it, endless sleepless nights, lots of tears, sweats and a few arguments later but it was all worth it as my garments have been featured on VOGUE, STYLE LDN and the GFW Website. My collection was all hand drawn and illustrated by myself directly onto the garments, pattern cut and sewn together, lined, hemmed and finished. I feel i sent out a very powerful and collective collection down the catwalk, i have received some phenomenal feedback and have recieved some exciting opportunities.
Painterly Folk was inspired by the culture of Eastern Europe mainly focusing on Hungarian Folk art characterised by a naive style, i wanted to primarily concentrate on innovative prints which displays my unique self-taught art and free hand drawing, having done a print design internship at Alexander McQueen i wanted to pursue it further into my collection. Hidden amongst a clashing colour palette of warm reds and oranges i wanted to create interesting yet different
bold outfits. I was also nominated for the David Band Textiles award at Graduate Fashion Week for my innovative prints.