Fashion student designs mens wear with a sporty edge

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fashion student Emily Hewitson

Emily Hewitson, a 22 year old fashion design student at Sheffield Hallam, has designed a collection for men for the end of year fashion show in June. The third year student says she has ‘always been creative’ and did textiles at school, which lead to her love of fashion and fashion design.

Emily’s unique collection for men has 23 pieces. She said, “My collection has an avant garde style, it’s very out there.” Her collection includes big jackets, leggings, shirts, trousers, skirts, headpieces and masks. There is a florescent yellow colour running through the collection, which complements the sporty look that she has created.

She describes her personal style as casual and although she says her own style hasn’t been reflected in her work she says, “I like masculine shapes Emily_Editorial_WEB-7 (1)when dressing myself and I love vintage shopping at places like Blue Rinse, which is in Leeds.” She also says she likes the generic Topshop and Urban Outfitters when shopping.

The collection includes lots of different fabrics, giving it a certain edge. These include; leathers, white cotton shirting and 100% lycra. Emily used florescent trim piping, to create this stand out look. She also used satin and waterproof polyester.

Her designer influence for this collection is Astrid Anderson. He is a men’s fashion designer from London, who is known to bring feminine fabrics and colours to masculine styles. “His designs have a sporty approach for everyday wear which is what inspired my collection and the fabrics that I used,” says Emily.

Emily’s designs will be on the catwalk at the fashion show on June 19th at the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield. Photos of Emily’s work are from her look book.

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