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Esmee Ellis' BA Graduate Collection

A project by: Esmee Ellis


WE RAISED £1,025

from 4 donors

This project received pledges on Thu 27 Apr 2023
Graduate womenswear collection by Esmee Ellis

the collection

My name is Esmee Ellis and I am fundraising to help facilitate the production of my BA graduate collection.

My 6-look collection is a canvas for the exploration of woven and geometric pattern, drawing inspiration from Bauhaus textile design and mid century garden furniture. Silhouette and garment construction is considered to offer minimal fastenings, allowing for the fabric to contort, gather, wrap and tie around the wearers body, rather than using traditional fastening methods (e.g buttons, zips etc). Minimal fastenings is an important feature in my collection, drawn from my own experiences of clothing feeling uncomfortable on the skin, this collection allows for the individual to wear the garments as loose or fitted as they choose. 

The collection features varied handwoven checked print designs, digitally printed onto jersey and organic cotton. Other garments feature Harris Tweed wool, mohair & cotton jacquard knitwear. 


This collection is a final demonstration of my skills and design sensibility after 4 years of dedicated hard-work. It is an important opportunity for me to showcase my work for future potential employers, as well as a chance for me to explore my love for print and textiles. 

Where will the money go?

All money fundraised will be used in the production of my graduate collection. Funds will directly contribute towards cost of fabrications and trims, photography studio hire and equipment. 

  • Fabric costs: £600
  • Photography studio hire: £250
  • Photographic film cost: £100-150 (approx)
  • Transportation/Food/Water for photoshoot team: £100


All contributors will receive a copy of my lookbook as a personal thank you for their donation and support.

Find ME here

You can find me on Instagram @esmeeellisdesign

Please share this link to help me reach my target! Any donations are hugely appreciated.

Thank you, Esmee :)

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