Fashion Print graduate Natasha Burman has reflected deeply on lockdown and the role screens played in her life. Describing her final collection, the 22 year old states that it ‘questions reality and technology… we were living in a vacuum and looking at photos of old life.’ This reflection formed a starting point for Burman’s graduate collection. Wearable screens allow for prints to jump between dress and handbag, illustrating her talent for ‘tradition with engineering,’ a skill she developed while interning at Alexander McQueen last year.
Reflecting on an extraordinary year, Burman hasn’t let the ‘up in the air,’ as she puts it, phase her, creating a collection that evokes both whimsical nostalgia and the digital isolation that characterised our lives. Looking forwards, Burman explains that she wishes to pursue the accessory side of her collection further, creating more bags and experimenting with digital print. When there has been adversity in the creation of this collection, separation from studio and uncertainty, Burman prioritised specific elements of its conception at home, achieving a collection as authentic as possible to the original idea. A brilliant display of resilience and skill has resulted in a powerful collection.
Louis Entwistle, BA Fashion Journalism