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A former intern for Kenzo, Raf Simons, Ben Kelway Studio and a recipient of the LVMH Grand Prix Scholarship, Hannah Goldhill-Watts’ work struck a chord with the panellists… literally. The Knitwear student whose garments doubled up as music instruments, collaborating with artisans from leatherwork to cymbal manufacturers, inspired by her feminist mantra: Women Making Noise. ‘It’s important to have a sense of duality in what I make’, she says. The designer has created a series of sculptures taking dress and bag form, entirely moulded out of playful crayon wax. Visually these non-toxic pieces may seem innocent enough for The Early Learning Centre. Actually, its form symbolises a more profound message; that women are not just for play – they’re capable of making mess too. In her spare time, Hannah enjoys the culture and art of soup making.


Laurence Harrison, BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism
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