Fourth year BA (Hons) Fashion student, Lois Moyes’ final collection has been selected to feature in the ‘PhotoVogue’ section of Vogue Italia. ‘PhotoVogue’ is a hub where associated photographers upload images, which are then reviewed by Vogue Italia editors and the best ones are selected to feature. It’s a great achievement and as a result of the publicity from Vogue Italia, Lois was asked by Lewis Robert Cameron a prominent stylist and fashion writer, based in London, to send some of her garments for a photoshoot for Kaltblut, Berlin’s leading indie magazine. Her collection was photographed by Anthony Webster.
Lois says of her collection, “I’ve always found inspiration by questioning societal attitudes. When watching Jenny Livingston’s ‘Paris is Burning‘ 1991 documentary, I became concerned by the stigma projected onto the LGBTQ+ community, surrounding preconceptions of sexually transmitted diseases. I aimed to transpose this to a modern landscape where today STDs are a massively under-discussed and taboo subject towards both LGBT members and women. I want my clothes to be both escapism from stigma, as well as a trigger to combat misconceptions. The garments make reference to STD slang names, e.g. the printed crabs and Swarovoski clams, as well as the drama of the 80’s LGBT ballroom scene.”
Lois’ collection will be featured in our upcoming degree show #Transform18 from 25th May. Lois said “I’m massively excited for #Transform18. I’ve made the best friends studying here at Heriot-Watt, and it’ll be rewarding to see all of our hard work pay off, with the amazing plans for the show. There are so many great concepts and interesting designs and I believe there’s something for everyone.”