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Alexandra Jane Wall: “An ancient tradition with pagan roots: in a shortened version, its a festival of sacrifice and rebirth!”

Fashion Designer | Alexandra Jane Wall
www.xandrajane.com


A recent graduate of University for The Creative Arts (UCA) Epsom – designer Alexandra draws upon the darker and extraordinary elements from different cultures as the inspiration for her work.

The annual Navolosa Carnival in the Spanish province of Avila was the main inspiration for her graduate collection. An ancient tradition with pagan roots; in a shortened version, it’s a festival of sacrifice and rebirth!

“My graduate collection was inspired by a festival in the Spanish province of Avila where the Navolosa townsfolk annually dress up as evil spirits for a festival that spans over three days to celebrate the ritual of the rebirth of their town in which a young boy is ultimately “sacrificed”.

– This collection combines old traditions with new and harnesses the essence of Spanish flamenco and culture whilst providing a modern, dark undertone to the garments silhouette and creative pattern cutting. I also designed and produced my own 3D printed jewellery to style with my collection.”

 

My graduate collection was inspired by a festival in the Spanish province of Avila where the Navolosa townsfolk annually dress up as evil spirits.”

ALEXANDRA JANE WALL – FASHION DESIGNER

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