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UCA BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Print final year student Holly Crowhurst created this beautiful design for her final major project and you can view it now as part of 'Pattern and Beyond' Exhibition at Rochester Art Gallery. Open until the 5th June in Rochester High Street. Holly said "My work is sustainable, historically inspired design with a focus on story and narrative. The narrative for this project looks at the life of mariner Michael Greenwood from our shared home town, who was taken as a slave by Moroccan pirates in the 1700s and ransomed. He eventually returned home and married his girlfriend who waited for him. The garments are inspired by fisherman's utility wear and are an androgynous/gender-fluid collection. The prints are inspired by faversham iron wharf boatyard and also represent entrapment and enslavement. I wanted my collection to represent the heaviness felt by the mariner during his time as a slave - the garments are physically encompassing and difficult to move in and the prints are dark and heavy." Find out more about Fashion and Textiles at UCA: https://bit.ly/3w6Qf6s Instagram: @hollyjocrowhurst #WeareUCA #MakersofUCA #fashion #bafashion #TagYourTalent #GFW21 #wearegraduatefashion #ucafashiondesign #fashiondesign #fashiondesigner #design #fashioncourse #fashionstudents #art #creative #textiles #fashiontextiles @officialGFW