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Holly Baxter
Fashion and Textile Design BA Hons

Winchester School of Art

Graduates: 2018

Specialisms: Atelier - Pattern Cutting / Womenswear / Apparel

My location: Winchester, United Kingdom

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Holly Baxter

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First Name: Holly

Last Name: Baxter

University / College: Winchester School of Art

Course / Program: Fashion and Textile Design BA Hons

Graduates: 2018

Specialisms: Atelier - Pattern Cutting / Womenswear / Apparel

My Location: Winchester, United Kingdom

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Diversity Now!

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Illustration Apparel

Throughout my artistic career I have always taken interest in portraiture and made a conscious effort to capture the unique essence of individuals. In a world where society pushes a notion of beauty being a connotation of youth, portraying the ageless side of beauty and deconstructing what society and the fashion industry measures as attractive is an issue which I feel is of great importance. To me there is something quite fascinatingly beautiful about the way in which life experience and personality shows upon a person’s face. It is for this reason that I decided to explore the issues of ageism within the fashion industry for the Diversity Now! project. Inspired by the work of Ari Seth Cohen and his “Advanced Style” blog, I began my research by delving into the lives of Cohen’s muses. The philosophy and style of artist and writer Beatrix Ost particularly resonated with me which was why I decided to select her as my own muse for this project. Taking inspiration from various historical design references, in particular mid 1930s tailoring I designed a womenswear collection with focus on framing the face with high collars and enhancing the natural female silhouette. For my illustrations I felt it only justified to portray the beautiful reality of aging gracefully in response to the overt lack of age diversity we see both within illustration and photography of today’s fashion industry.

Competitions:
Diversity NOW 2017

Diversity NOW 2017