Top Fashion Icons to Look Out for in 2023!

22/07/2022

Are you interested in a career in fashion? MA (Specialist Title) via Creative Practice at the University of Bolton provides an opportunity to gain the deeper knowledge and skills needed to make a lasting impact on the fashion industry. Whether you want to hone your technical skills or take inspiration from world-renowned designers, the course is a great choice for those seeking an enjoyable and rewarding learning experience.  

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Let’s look at some of the top fashion icons you should be familiar with if you want to stay ahead in 2023: 

Harris Reed Wins Awards 
 
Harris Reed is an award-winning gender-fluid designer whose avant-garde designs have been worn by stars such as Harry Styles, Gigi Hadid and Billie Eilish. With a penchant for combining baroque and outsider art elements into his collections, Harris Reed is one of the most fascinating and innovative new designers. 

Kenneth Ize, a Nigerian Fashion Guru 
 
Kenneth Ize is an emerging fashion label from Nigeria that has gained global acclaim with its unique use of traditional fabrics, recycled materials and intricate embroidery. Combining African aesthetics with modern silhouettes, Kenneth Ize’s collections celebrate the continent’s culture and creativity. 

Telfar Clemens, The People’s Fashion Guru 
 
Telfar Clemens is an American-based designer who has been hailed as “the people’s designer” thanks to his gender-neutral pieces that have become popular with celebrities such as Solange Knowles and Lizzo. Telfar’s designs aim to challenge the conventions of mainstream fashion while celebrating individual expression. 

Sandy Liang is Vibrant 
 
Sandy Liang is a Chinese-American designer best known for her playful and vibrant designs, which mix vintage inspiration with streetwear elements. Sandy’s designs are often worn by models and influencers such as Kaia Gerber and Tinashe, who love her unique blend of style elements. 

Luka Sabbat is a Hot Mess 
 
Luka Sabbat is a French-American multimedia artist whose fashion label Hot Mess has become a favourite for the younger generation. His collections feature relaxed silhouettes, innovative materials and bold colour combinations that make them instantly recognisable. 
 
If you want to stay ahead in fashion for 2023, keep an eye on these emerging designers! Bolton University’s MA (Specialist Title) via Creative Practice programme emphasises creative problem-solving and collaboration and is the perfect place to continue your fashion journey. 

What to expect from the MA course at Bolton 

The MA (Specialist Title) via Creative Practice course at Bolton University aims to give students all the necessary tools to make a successful career in fashion. Through creative practice-based learning, students learn the skills that are both relevant and marketable to this ever-evolving industry. 
 
This degree provides a comprehensive understanding of fashion history and theory and an in-depth exploration of current trends and techniques used within the industry. Our students gain the necessary knowledge required to design collections that are both innovative and marketable. The course focuses on creative problem-solving, teamwork and collaborative projects, allowing for improved communication between professional partners in the industry. Additionally, this course provides engaging workshops, lectures, guest speakers and mentoring to help students develop their business and technical skills. 

Why study at Bolton? 
 
The University of Bolton is renowned for its creative courses. We are proud to provide our students with all the resources needed to succeed in their chosen field, be it fashion design, graphic design or illustration. They benefit from our thriving art and design community within the Bolton School of the Arts Faculty, with studios and workshops where you can network with other creative professionals and get hands-on experience that will support their career ambitions. 
 
In addition to providing support during your studies, Bolton also offers excellent career advice post-graduation. Students have access to job boards and industry events, allowing them to connect directly with companies looking for new talent. With Bolton’s help, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a specialist in the modern fashion world. 
 
If this sounds like the right career path for you, read more about the course here. For further information, you can also email us at enquiries@bolton.ac.uk or call on 01204 903807; we are here to help. 

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