Opening
Space

2021 Graduate Show

A warm welcome to the Manchester Fashion Institute Graduate Showcase, ‘Opening Space’, celebrating the 2021 graduating cohorts from our fashion design, communication and business undergraduate programmes.

In response to the pandemic these graduates have adapted to living and working from smaller spaces with reduced access to resources and materials. Yet they have shown incredible resilience and resourcefulness, and through adversity we have seen innovation, originality, and a sense of responsibility for the social, environmental, and ethical impact of fashion.

This graduate showcase is a literal ‘Opening Space’ for the class of 2021 as they move from working independently in the confines of their homes to a large-scale virtual exhibition. It is an opportunity to open, share and come together to celebrate after a year of closed spaces and social distance.

We invite you to visit our programme pages where you can meet the graduates, follow their journeys, and explore their work, ideas, and reflections. You are also invited to our ‘Opening Space’ events series, which includes a virtual gallery and catwalk show, themed panel sessions and links through to showcase events at Graduate Fashion Week and London Fashion Week.

Before we leave you to explore the work, we would like to thank our brilliant, talented Class of 2021. We are very proud of all your achievements, and we look forward to watching you grow into fashion leaders, entrepreneurs, practitioners, innovators, and activists. Thank you also to the guest editors, who are representing their cohorts on the programme pages.

Thank you to our academic, technical, and professional services colleagues who work together to support the students and to the digital, marketing and event teams who made this showcase happen. And as always, we extend our heartfelt thanks to our global industry and education partners, to the guest speakers, placement providers, alumni and collaborators who bring our programmes to life and offer such generous support to our students and graduates.

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You are also invited to the Faculty of Art and Humanities digital platforms at Manchester School of Art  and  Manchester School of Architecture.

Online Events

We are proud to announce a series of online events celebrating the work of our graduating students that extend the Opening Space of the digital platform. Join us to experience the graduate work in a variety of formats, together in real time, or on demand. The events and booking details are listed below.

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Tia Alie

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Megan Lester

BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion

Lily Harris

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Lucy Hicklin

BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising

Elizabeth Kynaston

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Victoria Elizabeth Hilditch

BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Management

Stefania Lombardo

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Joanna Woolley

BA (Hons) International Fashion - Business Practice

Bianca Sano

BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising

Antalya Todd

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Sportswear)

Hana Louise Wilkins

BA (Hons) Fashion Art Direction

Sophie Walker

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Menswear)

Rachel Man

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Sportswear)

Emily Woodman

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Sarah Duffy

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Sarah Bowyer

BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Management

Berrie Knott

BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion

Jonathan Ferris

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Olivia Lupton

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Jennifer Shaw

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Ciara McClay

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Alice Crawshaw

BA (Hons) Fashion Art Direction

Prarthna Gandhi

BA (Hons) International Fashion - Design Practice

Ebony Powell

BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Management

Poppy Catchpole

BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising

Jasmin Bourne

BA (Hons) Fashion

Imogen Purcell

BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion

Larissa Day

BA (Hons) Fashion Art Direction

Emily Berry

BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Management

Natalia Siukstiene

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Pritish Jain

BA (Hons) International Fashion - Design Practice

Sabine Hussain

BA (Hons) Fashion

Ida Starck

BA (Hons) Fashion Art Direction

Prajwal Kukreja

BA (Hons) International Fashion - Design Practice

Darcie Jupp

BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion

Jessica Dodds

BA (Hons) Fashion

Aneta Milaszewicz

BA (Hons) Fashion

Harriet Neill

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Lillie Papworth

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Ona Greenwood

BA (Hons) Fashion Art Direction

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