Profile: Jade Starmore >

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

This year's selected works are from 'Museum of Forgotten Costume' by student Jade Starmore, from Communication Design. More of Jade's work is featured in the links on this page, and you can find Jade's degree show on floor 2 of the Skypark Campus.

Jade Starmore: 'Museum of Forgotten Costume'
(click to visit the collection of images on Flickr)

Fashion no longer requires fabric - it has transcended the outer layer and lies directly on the skin. The idealised robotic bodies of the future do not feel the cold, so perfect, ageless skin is now the canvas of the designer. The most cutting edge fashionistas display the very latest features, which are discarded once the season ends. Imitation is dangerous; only the best will do. For those who have been careless and tried out inferior products, repair is not always possible. They hide themselves in the Museum of Forgotten Costume, where few will venture. There they slowly crumble, alongside the once sought-after apparel of a distant age.

Photography & Styling - Jade Starmore
MUA - June Long
Models - Klara Chomicz & Jade Adamson
Costume credits: Joanna Chomicz, Peggy Jones, Lindsay Flemming Bridal & Melanie Long.  

Jade Starmore was born and brought up on the Isle of Lewis. After leaving school she worked as a designer in both textile and print media; she designed covers for books in Scots Gaelic, and authored her own book titled A Collector's Item: knitwear designs inspired by the Burrell Collection.

Jade is co-founder and Creative Director of Virtual Yarns Ltd, an e-commerce company that markets knitting yarns and designs throughout the world. She designs garments and web pages for the company, and does all of its photography.

In 2011 she founded a photographic company, Towzie Tyke, which she runs from her studio in Glasgow. She specialises in fashion photography and styling, and during her time at GSA she has worked on projects which challenge the female beauty ideal of the present-day fashion industry. Towzie Tyke undertakes commercial photographic work, and has just successfully fulfilled a major commission from Dover Publications, Inc. of New York to provide photographs and artwork for a book titled Tudor Roses, scheduled for publication in Autumn 2013.

After graduation Jade will remain at The Glasgow School of Art to complete a Masters in Fashion & Textiles.

Jade can be contacted at