Izabela leaves the audience spellbound at Graduate Fashion Week
Fashion student Izabela Mundzik was one of 15 students who showcased their final collections on the catwalk at this year’s Graduate Fashion Week.
Here she talks about her witchcraft-influence pieces and what she wanted to do after she graduates this summer: “I did a two-year Art and Design course before University, which gave me a good standing as part of it merged with fashion and textiles and I was able to decide for myself what worked and what didn’t.
I am really inspired by horror and really dark edgy things so my collection is based on witches and witchcraft. I have researched into how witches in the 18th Century were hunted and killed and the main feature in my concept is long capes and I have made this my focal point.
I’ve worked with a lot of materials and like to merge fabrics together that wouldn’t normally match, such as fake fur and the finest silk. The subject of witchcraft is quite unusual and I wanted to show that in my choice of fabrics.
Being from Northampton, I felt that the University was the right choice for me as I could manage my budget easier and spend money on the things I needed to, such as good fabrics and course materials, rather than on the living costs I’d have incurred if I had have moved away to attend another university. I have really enjoyed my time here as I’ve been able to do whatever I want and have been able to show my personality through my designs.
As my concepts and ideas are a bit dark and edgy, I would love to work for myself in the future and have my own boutique or online shop so I can continue to showcase my brand and what I’m all about.”