London College of Fashion graduate Flett Bertram is inspired by the past and speaks about the future in her own unique fashionable way. She graduated this summer from the surface textiles course and has already made an impression, counting Diana Vickers amongst her many fans after she was spotted wearing one of Bertram’s creations on the red carpet at the Scottish Fashion Awards.
The 22-year-old graduate is a promising star of the London fashion industry with a strong artistic background, which is evident in her work. The young British designer is heavily influenced by Victorian decadence and a specific genre of painting called ‘Vanitas’. She has previously described her work as “feminine, youthful and wearable,” which it certainly is.
In her Fall / Winter 2010 collection, the focal points were taffeta and chiffon, which were used in a delicate and elegant way. Bertram has admitted that the key to her designs lies in experimenting with fabrics to create new textures, which is evident in every one of her unique ensembles.
During her college years, Bertram completed a number of impressive internships, including stints at Christopher Kane, Erdem and Jasper Conran. Her ambition is to become a successful freelance textile designer, and if industry interest is anything to go by, she won’t be having any problems entering her chosen field.
- Stefania Vourazeri