ISKO x London College of Fashion
By Samuel Trotman

Turkish mill ISKO collaborates with London College of Fashion on denim competition.

Jul 11, 2013


ISKO is a Turkish mill who is often working on projects, collaborations or events outside of their traditional market. So it came as no surprise to see that they have been working with the London College of Fashion, supplying students with denim for a special project earlier this year.

Led by Rob Phillips, Creative Director of the School of Design & Technology, LCF students worked with ISKO to celebrate the significance of denim and to push denim’s possibilities, processes and outcomes in order to create innovative, original pieces for high street, ready-to-wear or couture. The images were just released and the results are really inspirational.

We’ve picked some of our favorite designs from the LCF students’ work using ISKO textiles, but the collection is vast so we’ll be uploading the rest to the Stylesight image library in due course.

Many of the students worked with innovative distressing techniques such as shredding, fraying, perforating and weaving. Some of the pieces were reminiscent of Lucy Adjoa Armah, design graduate from last year. Two designers, Timothy Wang and Jessica Ng created oversized versions of the classic peacoat, adding fraying and darting to modernize. Other takes on oversized silhouettes were presented by a number of students including Riyeka Silburn, Maggie Seunghye Rhee, Edward Curtis and Michaelyn Thomas Coxon.

Designers Emerald Dangerfield, Man Hin Yim and duo Tina & Nikita Sutradhar, took their dress creations beyond basic where the prototype of the shirtdress has been intricately studded, fringed and patched.

The garments were all part of a competition and winners were announced yesterday:

Denim Future – Overall winner  3 Month Placement in ISKO Italy – Zoe ChandlerDenim Denim Support award to aid in new designers next steps –  Edward Curtis  Diffusion Translation from luxury to ready to wear – Tina + Nikita Sutradhar

All pieces will be on display at Denim by Premier Vision in November, we look forward to seeing them in person!

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