Anarchy Studio

Studio led by Charlotte Gorse & Aimee McWilliams

Studio philosophy

Within this studio, students have explored the boundaries of their own creative practice and creative (societal/ self) censorship. Through encouraging an increasingly individualist approach to design practice, students have engaged with the world of fashion, extending how jewellery and textiles contributes to (rather than simply services) the vast fashion-related creative industries.

What is it to be original? How is innovation fostered? Can creativity be nurtured? Should a designer instill or subvert their worldview? Are the fringes of society reflected in practice?

In 2012/13, the studio strategy was:

A love of danger; fearlessness; courageous; individualists; collectivism; principled; equality & solidarity; libertines; without rulers; risk taking, process innovation; participation & experience, research reactions, work & re-work, cross-pollination, bring life to design, challenge everything, conviction in decision.

Project Briefs

‘Who Cares?’

London has always been regarded as one of the most inspirational cities in the world with an exciting and thriving youth culture. Experience what makes it so special. Don’t be a voyeur, be a participant

‘Muse’
Throughout history, creatives have looked to others as their muse, as a source of inspiration. This may be a reflection of your own character, your polar opposite or your vicarious ambition. Understand their needs and desires.

‘Industry Project: UNDERGROUND’
Inspired by the ferocity of punk and founded in its aftermath, UNDERGROUND has remained a touchstone with those for whom style is synonymous with intelligence, independence and a rebellious spirit. More recently, UNDERGROUND has been adopted by like-minded couture designers, whose collections have been inspired by its uncompromising style. This season sees the brand expanding into 'ready to wear', creating a womenswear & menswear mainline and accessory range.

‘Inside Out’
Now realise your dreams, getting your ideas from the inside/ out, from out of your head into reality. Go back; rework, optimise, refine & realise the potential of your work. Demand more material play, process translation & innovation. Embellish & abstract.

Iridescent Phantasm by Iyanu Odewale

Exhibition details

P.V. Thursday 13 June 2013, 6-9pm
Opening Fri 14 - Sun 23 June 2013
Mon-Fri 1am-8pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 11am-4.30pm
Venue Central House (4th Floor)
Course Textile Design BA (Hons)
Jewellery & Silversmithing BA (Hons)
Jewellery MA
Fashion & Textiles MA

Images

 'Diaspora' Ring
'Diaspora'
Ring By Nadia Deen

By Nadia Deen 

 'Agate' Textiles
Agate Sanaed Prince

By Sanaed Prince 

 'Bomani' Neckpiece
'Bomani'
Neckpiece By Elisha Massiah

By Elisha Massiah 

 'Iridescent Phantasm' Fashion Textiles
'Iridescent Phantasm'
Fashion Textiles By Iyanu Odewale

By Iyanu Odewale 

 Jewellery
Jewellery
By Elisha Massiah

By Elisha Massiah 

 'London' Rings
'London'
Rings By Agnes Fok

By Agnes Fok 

 'Monkey Business' Jewellery
'Monkey Business'
Jewellery By Holly Farrell

By Holly Farrell 

 Samples
Samples
By Beth Middleton

By Beth Middleton 

 'Beauty in Decay' Textile Print
Beauty in Decay Textile Print By Earline Cameron

By Earline Cameron 

 'Diaspora' Ring
'Diaspora'
Ring By Nadia Deen

By Nadia Deen 

 'Diaspora' Rings
'Diaspora'
Rings By Nadia Deen

By Nadia Deen 

 'Shrapnel' Textiles
'Shrapnel'
Textiles By Rima Ghuwel

By Rima Ghuwel 

 Rings
Rings
By Carina de Jager

By Carina de Jager 

 Brooch Pins
Brooch Pins
By Holly Farrell

By Holly Farrell 

 Jewellery Collection
Jewellery Collection
By Nicola Margai

By Nicola Margai 

 'Gangster' Brooch
BA (Hons) Jewellery & Silversmithing Degree Show

By Agnes Fok 

 Rings
Rings
By Nicola Margai

By Nicola Margai 

 Ring (detail)
Ring (detail)
By Carina De Jager

By Carina De Jager 

 Bangle
Bangle
By Nicola Margai

By Nicola Margai 

Play Video

Anarchy Fashion Studio @TheCassArt Summer Show 2013

Ann Chan
Agnes Fok
Carina De Jager
Nicola Margai
Bethany Middleton

Earline Cameron
Nadia Deen
Zahra Dell
Holly Farrell
Rima Ghuwel
Elisha Massiah
Iyanu Odewale
Sanaed Prince
Clare Ashenden-Wadham