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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Meg Parrott

BA (Hons) Fashion Art Direction

Eleanor Machan

BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion

Jennifer Shaw

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Rachel Man

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Sportswear)

Ella Peers

BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion

Darcie Jupp

BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion

Olivia Lupton

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Maisie Bowler

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Sportswear)

Ruvarashe Claudia Torto

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Menswear)

Isabella Pedersen-Vaern

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Sofia Slavova

BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion

Catherine Frediani

BA (Hons) Fashion Art Direction

Harriet Neill

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Lily Harris

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Victoria Elizabeth Hilditch

BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Management

Elizabeth Wood

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Menswear)

Rebecca Woodward

BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Management

Taryn Muhanji

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Jahnavi Jethani

BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Management

Sophie Walker

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Menswear)

Prajwal Kukreja

BA (Hons) International Fashion - Design Practice

Emily Woodman

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Lillie Papworth

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Shann Woodward

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Ona Greenwood

BA (Hons) Fashion Art Direction

Emma Taylor

BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Management

Amanda Townshend

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Menswear)

Poppy Catchpole

BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising

Maria Demetriou

BA (Hons) Fashion

Lawrence Prince

BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Management

Jessica Dodds

BA (Hons) Fashion

Pascal Leonard

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Hannah Eccleston

BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion

Stevie Kormoss

BA (Hons) Fashion

Tia Alie

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology (Womenswear)

Lauren Baxter

BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion

Harvey Simpson

BA (Hons) Fashion

Oona Jennifer Vaughan

BA (Hons) Fashion Art Direction

Joseph Mccarthy

BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising

Gabriel Watt

BA (Hons) Fashion

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