Katie Darlington

Welsh-born, Kingston graduate Katie Darlington is one designer making waves in the fashion industry.  Her debut collection ‘Collecting Sentiment’, incorporating innovative pattern cutting and print design saw her win the Wolf & Badger Graduate Design award for fashion, with her collection now stocked at Wolf & Badger in the fashionable area of Notting Hill.

Katie’s collection features a combination of soft tailoring with gentle fluidity, most noticeable in jumpsuits and dresses.  The inspiration behind ‘Collecting Sentiment’ came from her great grandfather’s journal, documenting his time in North Africa and Italy during World War Two; linking the past with the present.

Another noticeable aspect of Katie’s collection is the heavy use of prints – originally meant to be digital print, following a tutorial with print designer Mark Eley; Katie instead decided to incorporate the look of hand-dyed silk, so whilst the ink print has been digitally printed on her collection, the image is blown up from hand-dyed ink bleedings, giving it a more raw feel.

To have a look at some of the pieces from Katie’s beautiful collection, check out 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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