DMU Contour Fashion Show 2016 Becky Harkins: This luxury lingerie collection in summery pink and coral was inspired by Roman architecture, particularly the Vatican. Becky appliquéd lace onto satin to create this well-fitting range of half-cup bras, briefs and suspender belts. Like her peers, she will create two more looks for the catwalk. Betsan Evans: One of the favourites among the Contour Fashion selection panel, this luxury lingerie collection is inspired by scaffolding and beauty found in mundane objects. The boudoir range incorporates satin with laser-cut leather. Charlotte Britten: This fashion-forward lingerie and outerwear collection was inspired by the uneven textures of coral reefs and the creatures that inhabit them. Charlotte has hand embroidered individual satin knots onto nude mesh and each knot is separated with beading. Her bras, bodies and briefs were made using eyelash lace and satin. Eliza McCann: Leicester’s Botanical Gardens are the inspiration behind Eliza McCann’s collection, which was skilfully dyed with homemade vegetable dyes from avocado skins. The on-trend athleisure range is made up of wearable lounge pants, soft bras, jumpsuits and jackets made using 100% cotton, and Lycra mesh bodies. Ellie Carta: The rebellious slave by Michelangelo and the surrounding Parisian architecture inspired this luxury range featuring black and white lace and pleated ruffle trims. Ellie worked with rigid embroideries to create fitted lingerie that is worn to be seen. Grace Garner: Grace took inspiration from her trips to India and Thailand to create her on-trend sports swimwear collection. The range features high-neck zipped swimsuits, a tennis-inspired dress and mesh cover-ups. The detailed prints are inspired by Mara Hoffman swimwear. Hannah Crawford: Hannah chose to go down the technical route during her third year at DMU and has created a sportswear collection for her final-year project. Inspired by her own experience of struggling to find well-fitting and supportive sportswear, the collection features a vest top and swimsuit made with a built-in sports bra, as well as leggings, shorts and jackets made with breathable fabric. The print is inspired by derelict mines in North Wales. Harriet May: Harriet’s visionary swimwear and festival collection in inspired by dystopian futures. She has taken costume designs from the action-adventure video game, Mad Max, to create harnesses, swimsuits, bikinis and cover-ups made using shiny green and pewter fabric. Helen Tieman: This bold latex bodywear collection in inspired by Venetian architecture, particularly the metal work on the windows, which can be seen in its prints. The colourful latex was bonded and laser-cut by hand. Indiana Storm Maslin: Indiana’s work explores the colours and changing shapes of Irises as they wilt. She has carefully appliquéd lace and satin flowers onto her bras, suspender belt, structured waspie and fishtail skirt. The 20 year-old said: “I’m really excited about showing my work on the catwalk, it feels like it will be my introduction to the workplace.” Joleigh Duncan: Joleigh Duncan’s Sacrilege collection is a take on voodoo and black magic, with a funeral-inspired range of lingerie. The black boudoir collection – made up of corsets and sleeved bodies – features silk, velvet and vintage Chantilly lace. Black lace roses and beading were hand-sewn onto the garments. Kathryn Promfret: Kathryn was influenced by the negative space of London architecture to create this fashion forward, bondage-style lingerie and outerwear collection. The range features laser-cut hard leather hand-painted with blue flowers. Louisa Haywood: Louisa Haywood’s spectacular laser-cut leather crinoline creations were inspired by Stockholm’s architecture and après ski. The collection was recently featured at the V&A museum and Oscar-winning Sands Film Studio as part of rock legend Brian May’s latest book launch, Crinoline: Fashion’s Most Magnificent Disaster. Louise Saynor: Louise’s lingerie range is based on vintage medical devices used in orthopaedic surgery. Wet-look leather has been moulded to create buckled garters, shoulder pads, cuffs and collars. The lilac lingerie collection is made up of 1940’s and 50’s silhouettes, with high-waist briefs, long-line bras and girdles. Megan Blakemore: This performance sportswear collection is both technically impressive and aesthetically striking. For her final-year project, Megan has developed cup-sized sports bras, jump suits, leggings and pleated jackets. Prints are inspired the changing states of matter, such as frost, condensation, water and ice. Megan Hall: Inspired by Gaudi’s architectural work in Barcelona and Paco Robanne’s 1960’s fashion designs, Megan’s luxury resortwear collection incorporates geometric shapes made of leather, which are tied together using chains. The range of bikinis, swimsuits and jackets feature blue ribbons and mesh with silver panels. Rachael Watson: Frustrated by her unsuccessful search for swimwear made for petite women with a smaller bust, Watson has designed a fashion-forward collection of triangle bikinis and halter-neck swimsuits. Inspired by insects, and beetles in particular, the range is made of shiny, metallic fabric. A beetles logo has even been printed on the briefs. Thea Rostant: Thea has developed a collection of sun-protective garments made up of swimsuits and denim outerwear. It combines geometric patterns with a botanical print inspired by Victorian greenhouses. The judging panel was particularly impressed by the fit of these garments, which are finished with a pop of orange colour. Zara Hoggard: This nude and burgundy collection is inspired by Ecstasy of Saint Teresa – a marble structure elevated in the Cornaro Chapel in Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome – and the ceremonial dress of cardinals. The collection is made up of corsets, a body and a jump suit created using velvet and lace.