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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Poppy Catchpole

BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising

Benjamin Simpson

BA (Hons) Fashion

Laura Megan Houseman

BA (Hons) Fashion

Berrie Knott

BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion

Jordan Fergusson

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Menswear)

Olivia Lupton

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Colette Castellon

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Prajwal Kukreja

BA (Hons) International Fashion - Design Practice

Emily Hale

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Ruvarashe Claudia Torto

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Menswear)

Tayler Spring

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Rosie Bell

BA (Hons) Fashion Art Direction

Jahnavi Jethani

BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Management

Gabriel Watt

BA (Hons) Fashion

Libby Holland

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Kiera Murray

BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion

Antalya Todd

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Sportswear)

Olivia Millar

BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion

Lilly Nge

BA (Hons) Fashion Art Direction

Georgie Hardy

BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion

Hattie Lofthouse

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Menswear)

Millie Throp

BA (Hons) Fashion Art Direction

Jessica Dodds

BA (Hons) Fashion

Ella Peers

BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion

Enziya Gateley

BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion

Molly Muzsla

BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion

Demi-Louise Munro

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Harriet Neill

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Lillie Papworth

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Kristina Candy

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Sportswear)

Pritish Jain

BA (Hons) International Fashion - Design Practice

Amanda Townshend

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Menswear)

Lily Harris

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Eloise Kingman

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Rebecca Molyneux

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Meg O'Callaghan

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Sofia Slavova

BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion

Sarah Duffy

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Sangharsha Gurung

BA (Hons) Fashion

Sandra Kwiatkowska

BA (Hons) Fashion

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