Designer Sam McEwen at last Friday's Heriot Watt University 2011 Graduate Fashion Show in Edinburgh.
I'd been following Sam McEwen's work online but hadn't met her in person until moments after the show, which had once again been curated by Mark Eley of Eley Kishimoto. Sam explained that when Mark viewed her already layered collection he immediately instructed her to get a taxi back home and bring everything else she'd made - including all the masks. Sam's 'Voodoo Zumbies' collection ultimately opened the show with a wild four minute performance.
A jubilant Sam McEwen and models after the show.
Ahead of the show, having recieved a flurry of requests about her graduate collection from some top publications, Sam realised she needed some strong images of her work and chose Scotland's Barker McLean Fashion Photography to capture the spirit of her collection. The results are wonderful...
But it doesn't stop there, young filmmaker Emma Noble (one to watch!) made the short film below to showcase the 'Voodoo Zumbies' collection and it's effing superb...
Personally, I think Bernhard Willhelm should scoop Sam McEwen up but in the meantime, she's working on a collection of bomber jackets, available online soon.
Samantha McEwen's blog: Isolated Heroes.