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A fundraiser to help Westminster University fashion design student Lauren Slater produce her Graduate Collection of womenswear

A Passage To India // The Collection

A Passage To India is my final major project during my Fashion Design BA Hons at Westminster University in London. The project is the creation of a six look womenswear collection.

The collection has been inspired by turn of the 20th century menswear fashion and draped traditional Indian silhouettes and named after the novel by E.M Forster. Initially inspired by the upcoming film by Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel) the collection finds its details in tasseled keys of vintage hotel rooms, hotel workers uniforms from the 1920s and the drapes of bed sheets. 

The collection will be mainly handmade and entirely created in London, supporting British fabric suppliers and haberdasheries and the british fashion industry. 

Your donations will also help to get the collection to the Westminster Fashion graduate catwalk show in May!

Why Donate

Thank You for reading my campaign! Without your help I would not be able to produce this collection! The collection is the end product of four years of work, and entirely self funded.

In return for your donation you will receive my thanks and also you can receive one of the exciting and unique awards! You also have the chance to own a piece of the actual graduate collection!

Your donations will help me create the collection by going towards:

  • Fabrics, materials
  • Trimmings
  • Fastenings, zips and buttons
  • Fit models for fitting the garments
  • Final fashion show costs, models and production
  • A proportion towards the compulsory whole graduating class Westminster Fashion Magazine

About Me

My name is Lauren Slater, I moved to London four years ago to study fashion design at Westminster University. A dream I have worked towards all my life, I am now completing my fourth year and final year at the university. I am beginning my final major project, a compulsory and entirely self funded collection of six womenswear looks to become my graduate collection. Alongside the course I have built up experience in the fashion industry interning for designers Ada Zanditon and Richard Nicoll and organising Graduate Fashion Week and Fashion Scout London and Paris. 

Thankyou!

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The collection will be hard work and involve a lot of challenges in its creation. All of what I have learnt so far on my course and in my internships in the fashion industry will be put into practice.

My challenge at the moment is to raise the money to pay for the fabrication of the graduate collection, my skills of designing and making will constantly adapt to the challenges of making the collection.

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    A massive thank you and social media thanks on my instagram!

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    Along with my eternal thanks and greatfulness you will receive a social media thanks and a credit in the collections lookbook

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    My thanks, the above, and a handwritten Thank You postcard illustration

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    My thanks and credit in lookbook, and a beautiful signed A3 fashion illustration print from a limited run of 10

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    Framed Lauren Slater A3 Illustration signed and a credit in the lookbook. Illustration limited edition and exclusive to the Passage to India collection.

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    Receive a silk scarf printed all over with a Lauren Slater Illustration, hand sewn in London. Plus a credit in the lookbook.

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    Your choice of Mens or Womens T Shirt screen printed with an exclusive to the collection, Lauren Slater illustration and a credit in the lookbook

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    Own a piece of the collection! You will receive your choice of womens skirt or trousers fresh from my graduate collection. Your chance to own a completely unique and handmade british garment of the highest quality! Plus a special credit in the look book.

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    Deluxe package, receive a coat or dress from the collection and an illustrated digitally printed silk scarf along with a signed and framed fashion illustration exclusive to you! Plus special credit in the look book!

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