Lauren Barrett originates from Wanstead in East London, and her inspiration for her Graduate Collection was based on her love of rock climbing. She wanted to bring those sporting influences related to such into her work. Lauren says that her collection was largely based on Eastern pattern cutting which was inspired by a trip to Thailand, and that she feels that she wanted her collection to be quirky, yet wearable. (Mission accomplished methinks!) Lauren is currently working as an outerwear designer in Leeds, and will be contactable very shortly in our Backstage Pass area, so stay tuned…..!