Emma Guilfoyle

A 2012 graduate from the University of Central Lancashire (with First Class Honours!), freelance fashion designer Emma Guilfoyle is one to watch.  During her time at University, the fashion industry was so impressed with her designs that she was shortlisted to the finals of George’s childrenswear competition 2012, and the Karen Millen award 2012; in addition to the prestigious honour of showcasing her collection at London Graduate Fashion Week 2012.  The collection – titled ‘Power, Parliament and Picasso’, was inspired by a combination of Cubism and British Prime Ministers.  Iconic faces and infamous quotes are emblazoned on key pieces, such as ‘We will fight the on the beaches’; with appliqued patches of tweed and sequin embellishment giving the collection a more youthful feel.  So successful was Emma’s collection, it received a six page feature in Total Politics magazine, and was worn by both Lady Gaga and rapper Eve.

More recently, Emma designed costumes for the Northern Ballet school’s latest production, entitled ‘Luminous Junc.ture’; testing Emma’s versatility, with each costume strong, yet tying in as a collection, and in no way inhibiting the dancers’ movement.

Emma is currently residing in Manchester, working as a freelance fashion designer; and I for one am looking forward to seeing what exciting creations she comes up with next.

To find out more from Emma and her collections, head over to her website.

 

 

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About Elle Pollicott

Hi, I’m Elle and I’m a final year fashion marketing student at the University of Manchester. Having worked extensively within the fashion industry over the past few years, I now do a lot of copywriting in my current job, as well as for my own blog Girl Out on The Town, and now, for Gola’s ‘Born in Britain’ campaign, which I’m really excited about! Always obsessed with fashion, I remember attending many catwalk shows from a young age wishing I was up there, and have developed an addiction to shopping along the way– I love discovering unknown brands, both British and foreign – and now, I’ll get to share them with you! When I'm not shopping or searching for the latest trends, you'll either find me at ballet (my favourite outfit is probably a tutu and a pair of pointe shoes!) drinking cocktails, or learning Swedish. ''Why Swedish?' you're probably asking yourselves. Well, as cutting edge and cool as the British fashion industry may be (not forgetting the music, film and art scenes too!); I am a firm believer that it always good to try something new.

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