Jessica Ng, a recent graduate from London College of Fashion’s BA Design Technology: Womenswear course, should be a one to watch for every keen fashionista wanting to keep hand on pulse of London’s fashion scene.
With her graduate collection “So Wrong It’s Right”, Jessica explores the concept of twisted innocence by combining familiarity of personal experiences with a touch of the forbidden. The outcome is a highly wearable and beautiful collection full of contrasts. The designer chose a candy-coloured pink Harris Tweed as the primary fabric used in the collection and confronted it with oversized masculine silhouettes and rough textures. Keeping a great attention for tailoring while not forgetting about the originality and individuality of finishing, Jessica created modern and interesting garments that make a bold fashion statement.
Jessica’s not scared of admitting that her collection was partly inspired by works of controversial artists such as Sally Mann or Irina Ionesco. Contrasting them with the designer’s own childhood memories and Egon Schiele’s paintings created the core of “So Wrong It’s Right” designs.
What I particularly like in Jessica’s clothes is that they are not one-dimensional. Many of young designers often make a mistake of either focusing on their message and forgetting about the clothes or wanting to make just a pretty dress that will look good on a model. “So Wrong It’s Right” does not only aim to create a discussion, juxtaposing corrupted and purity but also consists of beautifully-tailored, original designs with a strong sense of the designer’s individual style. They can be worn by a stylish lady in her 70s and a young, hip student from East London. Versatile clothing with a meaning – what else could you want from a recent graduate?