Kurtis McCoy

Contact:
kurtismccoy@live.co.uk
University/School:
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Location:
Cardiff
Specialism:
Accessory DesignAward NomineeFashion DesignFashion ImageHeritage & CultureMenswearSportswear & Leisurewear
About Me

I'm Kurt a Graduate from Cardiff Metropolitan University

I am a 24 year old graduate studying fashion design based out of Cardiff. I am predominately focused on menswear design but look to broaden my design skills to create a wider platform for me to work from.

I have aspirations to advance onwards from my study into the fashion industry and gain the relevant experience to keep building and progressing forward. My design bares strong motifs to quality, practicality, functionality & marketability, which will ideally make me an asset to a design team at an entry level position. I have strong digital as well as practical skills that are demonstrated throughout my profile and work. The key objective I want to achieve progressing on from university is to expand my knowledge and push myself to develop my design & skill set to new heights.

INSPIRATION

My portfolio of work follows a contemporary vision in a traditional aesthetic.

Through the inspiration I strive to explore historical moments of culture and subculture In Britain, spanning from the 1970's through to the late 1990's. I use research material based around art, social class, architecture, music & fashion that is weaved through the circles of underground British society that is subculture. There is a heavy emphasis on the status of community throughout the research and the ideal of being united as one through a common cause.

There is no following of trends or patterns. The premise of the collection is to design and build a narrative using the research of separate subcultures to create a final product that is unique and blurs the lines between a specific look to create a diverse and original design style. The Queensberry Design work documents the commercial success found through the creation of bespoke fight kits for professional fighters. Working on a one-to-one basis with clients with plans of future expansion.

MY WORK

PORTFOLIOS

DETAIL

I have used a traditional approach to fabrics and details with a Heavy emphasis on leather craft.

With the project exploring the historical culture of Britain, I felt it was fitting to explore the use of traditional British made and sourced wools as well as a mix of classic cotton poplins. The main emphasis sits around the leather craft which is featured in the outwear as well as the accessories design (as seen in the image to the left). The design detail itself delves into the history of British subculture. It embeds itself into the research to create an organic and traditional design style that builds a narrative to create a diverse juxtaposition of concepts through garments. The key for myself was to explore a broader area to develop and push my boundaries as far as possible.

"The quest of self to find harmony, connection & wholeness."
Accessory DesignAward NomineeFashion DesignFashion ImageHeritage & CultureMenswearSportswear & Leisurewear
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