By Viveka Tizmi
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For the AW17 collection Katie Ann McGuigan used vinyl prints layered onto geometric laser cut leather panels and combinations of digital and screen printed textiles.
The collection is inspired by Michal Chelbin’s photography of people and life in Ukraine. Katie Ann McGuigan particularly references Chelbin’s book Sailboats and Swans - a powerful photo series of Russian and Ukraine youth prisons that captivated Katie and gave Katie inspiration for her prints for the AW17 collection presented at Vauxhall Fashion Scout.
As the winner of this season’s Merit Award Katie Ann McGuigan received a fully sponsored catwalk show during London Fashion Week and exhibited in the Fashion Scout London exhibition.
Previous Merit Award winners include David Koma, Eudon Choi, Georgia Hardinge, Lutton Postle, Phoebe English, Heohwan Simulation, Yifang Wan and Xiao Li.
AW17 collection by Merit Award winner Katie Ann McGuigan presented at Vauxhall Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week.