Created in Birmingham the Midlands Fashion Awards (MFA) celebrates and rewards fashion, creativity, providing emerging designers across Birmingham and the Midlands with the opportunity to showcase their talent.
BackgroundSofia Clarke is a passionate fashion graduate from Birmingham City University, she has recently completed a BA (Hons) Fashion Design degree and is very determined to secure employment in the fashion industry. Since graduating Sofia has been more focused on developing her understanding of fashion trends and the concept of designing collections for current fashion market patterns, including mood boards and trend forecasting. I do believe that a layered understanding of the construction and concepts behind the garments themselves is very important for the role of the designer when creating an effective and meaningful collection to express the designer’s intentions. She has enjoyed experimenting as a garment designer, and has found that she is much more compelled towards designing men’s wear, this has become a focal point of her collection ‘Meraki’. The collection includes designs and accessories; all constructed by Sofia including specifications packs. Her A/W Meraki collection was showcased at London Graduate Fashion Week, and featured in British Vogue 2016 graduate collections.