Grace Blackman – ‘Diaphanous Daze’
Editor’s note: In 2018, Grace Blackman was awarded a grant by the Lionel Abel-Smith Trust. Grace contacted the Trust by email earlier this summer to catch them up on her progress.
I wanted to write an email expressing my gratitude once again for the donation you made back in 2018 to help fund my final year collection, which I have recently completed.
I wanted to send some photos of what I have been up to and to show you the garments that you helped fund.
I also was successful with winning a competition to be in the Guardian in June, as one of the 5 chosen 2020 graduates across the UK! This was a huge achievement and will definitely help me get my name out there for future job prospects. The link to the online article and page spread is www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/jun/13/the-coat-was-made-with-latex-offcuts-the-student-designers-making-do-in-lockdown.
Many thanks again for all your help and please pass this on to Tony Mogford who I had my interview with.
There are some photos of my graduate collection clothes and a link to my youtube video which my dad and I shot nearby!
Grace Blackman ‘Diaphanous Daze’ Graduate Collection –