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Each year the GSA selects one image from postgraduate students from across the School to represent Graduate Degree Show on promotional posters, tickets and other publicity.

This year's selected work is by MDes Fashion + Textiles graduate Jenna Rankin, whose work can be seen in the Reid Building during Graduate Degree Show.

About the featured work

Jenna’s collection draws inspiration from the relationship between clothing and wearer. She is particularly interested in the vernacular of everyday dress and the way in which we often wear clothing purely for practicality and function (for example; borrowing your father’s two-sizes-too-big coat to avoid the rain).

Inspired by the characters she encountered on the street, and the archive of vintage and well-worn clothing she collected and photographed, Jenna has produced a collection of exaggerated, oversized and often impractical garments which subvert original ideas of functionality. The menswear collection incorporates denims, twills and coated cottons which give a nod to utilitarianism, while unconventional silhouette and proportion decoratively engulf the form.

About Jenna Rankin

23 year old Jenna Rankin from Dunfermline completed her undergraduate degree in Fashion Design at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen. Throughout her time at Grays she carried out internships at J.W Anderson, Richard Nicoll and Jonathan Saunders before returning to graduate with First Class Honors. She joined the MDes Fashion and Textile course at The Glasgow School of Art after receiving a Scottish Funding Council Award which allowed her to complete her masters study on a full scholarship.

jennarankin.com

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