Project
Fashion Design
Undergraduate
Project
Zoe MacCormack
The Divine Feminine Messenger
Fashion Design
Undergraduate
Zoe MacCormack
The Divine Feminine Messenger

Zoe MacCormack is a womenswear fashion design graduate from London. Her final major project entitled ‘The Divine Feminine Messenger’ is a collection that draws inspiration from the divine feminine; the places she has seen and been touched by, while also aiming to confront the issue of the suppression of the female and feminine dimension.

Inspired by her Catholic upbringing, she centred her muse around the elusive figure of Mary Magdalene and the narrative that surrounds her. It is a fascinating story, convoluted by the threat of a strong woman being a central figure in a patriarchal religion. Men have constantly misinterpreted and distorted religious scripture for their own benefit; resulting in a dark history of violence and misogyny as well as the obscuring of this female protagonist.

Exploring her depiction in history and art, particularly that of a sinner and saint, and her as “Hairy Mary”, Zoe explores and finds the relationship between women and their hair; a strange emotional and egoic attachment.

Hairy Mary represents both the sense of divinity and shame projected onto women. She also draws on more esoteric depictions of archetypes of divine female figures including the ones represented in Tarot to achieve bold silhouettes in all natural fibres. The aim is fantasy and physical comfort.

Zoe designs for creative free spirits; her muses are her friends with their strong feminine energy, creativity, playfulness, softness, strength, and sense of freedom.

Project
Alice - Smilte Vitauskaite
Gaze on A Gaze
Fashion Design
Gaze on A Gaze
Project
Charlotte Makinson
A Modern Scream
Fashion Design
A Modern Scream
Project
Bryn Ifan
A Sailor’s Night
Fashion Design
A Sailor’s Night
Text
Cumulus Student Talent Camp
Fashion Design
Image by Iona Peat
Behind the Scenes
ASBO Magazine
Fashion Design
Image courtesy ASBO
Behind the Scenes
British Fashion Council Graduate Preview
Fashion Design
Behind the Scenes
Lauren J Riley, Samuel Salisbury
Placement Focus
Fashion Design
Interview
Sarah Thompson
Sarah Thompson Interview
Fashion Design
Behind the Scenes
Industry Interviews
Fashion Design
Behind the Scenes
Eloise Collett, Emily Dickinson
Size? Winners
Fashion Design
Behind the Scenes
GFF Shortlisted
Fashion Design
Behind the Scenes
London Fashion Show 2023
Fashion Design
Behind the Scenes
Innes Thomson
Alumni Exhibition
Fashion Design
Behind the Scenes
GFW Catwalk London 2023
Fashion Design
Behind the Scenes
Menswear Focus
Fashion Design
Project
Eloise Collett
The Baby Blues
Fashion Design
The Baby Blues
Project
Madina
Cultural Metamorphosis
Fashion Design
Cultural Metamorphosis
Project
Edeza Palicte
Ephemeral Archive
Fashion Design
Project
Lauren J Riley
[OVER]STIMULATED
Fashion Design
Project
Phoebe Ostick
Immortal she
Fashion Design
Project
Samuel Salisbury
Maybe I don’t belong here
Fashion Design
Project
Tori Jagger
The Subversion of Albion
Fashion Design
Project
Izzy Burton
Catch Yourself On Wee Fella’
Fashion Design