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UCA Rochester Fashion Textiles graduate Elise Keeling has shared her inspiration behind her designs which are a contrast between the beauty of a festival and the chaos it leaves behind. Elise says: "I wanted to create a body of work that shows the beauty of a festival, the getting ready, the make-up, the glittered outfits, music, joyfulness, fun but also that grungy chaos side that occurs slowly, where everything left behind is a mess. Rubbish is left, sleeping bags have been dragged through the mud, tents are sprawled across the fields deserted with rubbish and dirty laundry is left. Also, the mess of lack of sleep, no washing, alcohol and drugs and loud music can do to change someone’s appearance." Elise's "primary focus was: the personal transformation from beauty to chaos and mess. The secondary was: the ecological sustainability awareness of the world. Again, the theme of ‘mess and chaos’ are brought through here, with the amount of rubbish that is left behind after the festival. The metaphor of physically wrapping ourselves up in rubbish at the festival; and the world being bound up and choked by waste." Photoshoot was based at Firs Glamping Creative Director /Fashion Designer: egk_textiles_prints (Elise keeling) Photographer/ retoucher: Becky Louise Photography (Becky louise) Wardrobe Stylist/ Creative Director: Amanda hall Makeup Artist: Kenza Bendaha Models: Monica Bondalici & Kenza Bendaha Check out more of her work: http://ow.ly/BQWj50BtF0P #WeareUCA #MakersofUCA #fashion #textiles