Fashion Designers

Lucy Osborne

Lucy Osborne
Based in Manchester

“I am 22, from Manchester and have studied at Manchester Metropolitan University doing BA Fashion Design and Technology. My graduate collection has been inspired by the drag queens that led the Stonewall riots, and celebrates queer identity. The outfits themselves are designed to be worn by drag queens but have been modelled on different bodies to embrace the lack of gender influence I use in my design process.

My design aesthetic is both safe and playful. I usually work with bold silhouettes and incorporate elements of technology to strengthen my design. Bold colours paired with a neutral palette would best describe my colour schemes. I also practice in graphic design and illustration, so including these elements into prints, embroideries and laser cutting is often seen throughout my design work. I use my innovative design skill to develop clothing for more unusual body types, representing the underrepresented in the fashion community.

My work has been recognised by Graduate Fashion Week and Northern Fashion Week, in which I have been nominated for several awards.

They key pillars of my design work are: ethically sourced, providing clothing solutions for transgender / non-binary bodies and being an affordable price point. I aim to use my skills and design practice to build an independent line designed specifically to work away from genders in fashion.”

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