As an emerging fashion design graduate in 2020, I don't want to continue to contribute to the overgrowing problem of the production of mass textile waste and the encouragement of exploitation in the fashion industry in order to produce fast fashion and designer clothing. Gracie D’Silva is part of a shift in attitudes, paving the way for a new era of fashion, one which is trendless, respects its workers and doesn’t require the need for 50 plus micro seasons a year. Seeking to erase previous approaches and setting a new normal for the industry with a refreshing, sustainable, ethical and Avant-grade approach. Designing trendless, transitional pieces that stay contemporary and gain value over time rather than lose it. CONTACT Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Linkedin: Gracie D'Silva Instagram
- TRANSPARENT WASTE- Graduate collectionGracie D’Silva celebrates her first individualistic collection that creates avant-garde, natural designs with a realization of current issues. Spring/summer 2021 is inspired by Gracie’s first hand experiences of overconsumption/production of clothing and the lack of transparency within the fashion industry. Transparent Waste. With innovative use of upcycling unwanted materials combined with circular design strategies, Transparent Waste is an opportunity to rethink our approach to the way we
- NO SO SECOND HAND.A personal project I curated to normalise buying and wearing second hand clothing. When styling and directing the shoot I tried to create a range of looks from party wear to casual to having a lunch date with your grandma. Showing how limitless your outfit choices can be when you shop second hand, providing less chances for you to bump into someone wearing the exact same outfit as the model you snapped style inspiration from a fast fashion website. With over 30,000 tonnes of clothing being sen
- Redress Design AwardMy submission for the Redress Design Award 2020. Investigating a new way to redesign street wear inspired by 80's street wear and cubism, reusing damaged cashmere jumpers to create new and sustainable street wear pieces. Focusing on creating bright, comfortable pieces that are multi functional.
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Social Media and E- Commerce AssistantLisa Stirling Vintage
Hale, Altrincham, UKPart Time
Generating new ideas and content for the website to boost and maximise the sales of vintage clothing in order to adapt the brand's social media and website to appeal to a younger market. In addition to listing stock on the website, handling errands and minor repairs.
Student AmbassadorFashion Revolution
Leeds, United KingdomFreelance
Being a representative of Fashion Revolution at my university through raising awareness to other students to get involved and see the connection between their clothes and the people who made them through asking brands #whomademyclothes. In order to achieve greater transparency and help improve the lives of the millions of people working in the fashion supply chain. During this time I organised and created a shoot for Fashion Revolution's Black Friday campaign, demonstrating the shocking effects of fast fashion and the toll of this on landfill. This shoot went on to be used as imagery across their social media channels.
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- Fashion Design
- Hand Sewing
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Photoshop
- Mixed Media
- Concept Design
- Machine Sewing
- CAD Drawings