Deemed one of the most successful and influential art universities in the world, London’s Royal College of Art presented their annual graduate and masters exhibition. Spread across two campuses located in London Battersea and Kensington, the show included a wide range of disciplines from ceramics, glass, textile, and sculpture to vehicle design, architecture and many more.

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Royal College of Art exhibition 2016Yuan Tian | RCA 2016

A distinctive display that was included within the material and textile studio was the works of Yuan Tian. A designer that graduated from London College of Fashion in 2014, and went on to complete her masters in knit textile design. Playfully experimenting with material and textures, this highly passionate creative engineers her designs beautifully, emphasising functionality and minimalism as the key inspirations for her collections.

Royal College of Art exhibition 2016Yuan Tian | RCA 2016

Royal College of Art exhibition 2016Mirka Janeckova | Seeing Blue collection 2016

On the floor above the material and textile display was the jewellery and metal exhibition. Mirka Janeckova, a jewellery designer from Glasgow Scotland introduced her master’s collection, Seeing Blue. Inspired by water, and its properties, Janeckova developed a range of glass and metal abstract eye wear designs, which enables the wearer to experience an underwater vision.

Royal College of Art exhibition 2016Mirka Janeckova | Seeing Blue collection 2016

 “I see my jewellery as a container for wearer’s emotions, memories and hopes. My pieces refer to the body in an abstract way, exploring the relationship between people and their subconscious mind.”

Royal College of Art exhibition 2016Elizabeth Lee | photography by Annie Lai

Royal College of Art exhibition 2016Elizabeth Lee | photography by Annie Lai

Another artist creating wonderfully innovative accessory designs is Elizabeth Lee. Originally from China, this talented designer creates wearable fine contemporary jewellery. With academic experience in various other areas such as graphics, product and fine art, Lee’s designs are encompassed with a strong influence of functionality.

Royal College of Art exhibition 2016Elizabeth Lee | photography by Annie Lai

Her work has a delicate conceptual quality and is important in how the pieces interact with the human body. Characterised by a minimal and clean aesthetic, Elizabeth uses photography to her advantage by capturing the light and shadows that reflect off the pieces.

Royal College of Art exhibition 2016Olivia Creber | RCA masters 2016

Producing beautifully detailed and organic jewellery pieces, Olivia Creber displayed her stunning jewellery collection.

Royal College of Art exhibition 2016Olivia Creber | RCA masters 2016

Obsessed with natural, earthly materials the designer effortlessly constructs her own wearable language. Inspired by landscapes from her Australian and English Sussex roots, Creber designs are exquisitely handcrafted and unique.

Written by Amber Weaver

Edited by Christina Wright

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