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UCA BA (Hons) Textiles for Fashion and Interiors student Bnita Vaghela created this vibrant project inspired by the patterns of insects and African culture. Bnita said "The colouration and the vibrancy of bugs inspired me to explore more into the world of insects. I was mesmerised by their colours, textures and patterns, it was like beauty in the creepiest forms. They are amazing and contribute so much to our environment, sustaining our ecosystems through pollination. " She continued "I was also very much inspired by my own African cultural background. Being surrounded by textiles and ornaments derived from Africa at home, motivated me to want to celebrate who I am and where I come from. As a result, I chose to also conduct research into African prints and designers to give my patterns an African aesthetic, using bold shapes and marks as well as bright colours. From this, I found many symmetrical patterns which I also became intrigued by which I then combined with my bug motifs. By creating a range of different prints, and taking on both an abstract and literal approach allowed for the bugs and my culture to be appreciated and celebrated by showing people their beauty in these forms. My main aim was to create a bold statement showcasing how extraordinary our environment is and to remind people to take the time to observe their surroundings more to have the opportunity to be able to see these amazing bugs." Find out more about Textiles at UCA: https://bit.ly/3nTUwrd Instagram: @bnitavaghela_textiles #WeareUCA #MakersofUCA #textiles #textiledesign #interiordesign #interiors #fashion #bafashion #ucafashiondesign #fashiondesign #design #fashioncourse #fashionstudents #art #creative