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Katie Barrett

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My Graduate Collection is named “I Exist”. I began researching mourning fashion and jewellery which used hair as a keepsake, and began to see their documentation of lost loved ones as a performance of grief. Throughout the ages, humans have had a desire to document their life, through fashion, still life art,
and via social media. People tend to document and display their life when they feel invisible, as a need to prove their worth, or, when a group of marginalised people don’t get the recognition they deserve.

You can see my full Graduate Collection Design Book on

Awards: Clason-Harvie Sketchbook Prize




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