Recent Fashion Textiles graduate, Eliot Moran, has received major international press coverage for her ‘Campaign for Wool’ winning design, which has been put on sale in luxury fashion store Harvey Nichols and worn by uber model Cara Delevingne.
The talented Middlesex University Fashion Textiles graduate was one of a selection of winners of the Wool School competition. The competition saw her partnered with established and successful fashion designer, Christopher Raeburn, to create a wool garment inspired by the knitwear traditions of the British Isles. She was selected by Christopher Raeburn, a Middlesex alumni, after her ‘unique and creative new take on a Bomber jacket’ impressed the Menswear designer.
She collaborated with Christopher to create a limited edition monochrome stripey bomber jacket. The black wool jacket with Bretton sleeves then went into production and represented the Christopher Raeburn brand in international retailer Harvey Nichols for Wool Week, running from 14 –20 October.
Eliot’s design attracted significant of press coverage when it was worn by model of the moment Cara Delevingne as she arrived at Paris Fashion Week. Eliot’s success has covered by Vogue, Daily Mail online and The Metro, and she has been labelled ‘one to watch’ by the Harvey Nichols news editors.
Eliot (22) worked closely with Christopher to create the final piece and said: “Christopher was great to work with. He was approachable, friendly and a good mentor. We were both really pleased with the final piece and have heard they sold well.”
Christopher was part of a number of top designers and brands who took part in the Wool School competitions. Others included Barbour, Pringle of Scotland and Margaret Howell. The competition formed part of the Campaign for Wool, a global campaign initiated by The Prince of Wales.
“It was incredible to see someone who is very trendy and in the public eye wearing my design. She is in the media daily and has a pick of any clothes from the top designers in the industry, so it’s an honour. It’s also been amazing to see them being sold in Harvey Nichols,” added Eliot.
Designer Christopher Raeburn said: “It was a pleasure to support Middlesex University and their talented students, as an alumni it has a special significance for me. It was a pleasure to work with Eliot, who really understood the Christopher Raeburn world and was so open to suggestion as we developed the project.”
Eliot from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, is off to a good start as she hopes to work in knitwear design in the future.
Top photo: Cara Delevingne wearing Eliot's design
Bottom photo: The Prince of Wales with some of the competition winners. Eliot is back row centre.