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Student Showcase Archive
Show RCA 2019

Shaun Harris

Show RCA work

  • SWH.JCK.001 and SWH.TRS.001

    SWH.JCK.001 and SWH.TRS.001, Thea Lovstad, Tomoko Fushimi 2019

  • Toile 4 for SWH.JCK.001

    Toile 4 for SWH.JCK.001, Shaun Harris 2019

  • SWH.WTC.001

    SWH.WTC.001, Thea Lovstad, Tomoko Fushimi 2019

  • Livia Wang

    Livia Wang
    Photographer: Thea Lovstad

  • Work In Progress 1

    Work In Progress 1, 2019
    Photographer: Shaun Harris

  • Work In Progress 2

    Work In Progress 2, 2019
    Photographer: Shaun Harris

  • Work In Progress 3

    Work In Progress 3, Shaun Harris 2019

Major project:

Over my last year I have been working closely with Bath Fashion Museum, as I have researched into a ‘Walking Dress’ from 1890–91 (Museum code: BATMC.I09.20090). Through working closely with this object I have researched into its provenance. Finding out information, such as the original maker's background. Using the new found information on ‘The Walking Dress,’ I have built my work around developing five pieces bespokely for my friend, muse and architect, Livia Wang. Livia has also been restoring the Van Gogh house in Stockwell, London, as we have been working together throughout the year. All five garments are inspired around the original 'Walking Dress' at Bath Fashion Museum, from its beautiful lines to its pattern.


  • Archiving, provenance and work in progress are themes that my practice draws itself from, as I question the value of the fashion process. With a stance that situates itself between the designer, fashion historian and the curator, my work moves fluidly between these fields. My final year's work has looked into clearly opening up the ‘behind the scenes’ nature of my work. By doing so, allowing the audience and customers to see a full journey from the beginning of an idea, to references, to all the toiles through a simple SWH (my initials) code. By doing so I aim to clearly demonstrate where I have drawn ideas from and the research around my references. This, I often phrase, designing for end archival point, by allowing such information to remain with my garments.  

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Fashion Womenswear, Kingston University, London, 2015
  • Experiences

  • Concept and collaborations design intern, Gap Inc, New York, 2014; Design intern, Sadie Clayton, 2013–2014
  • Funding

  • The British Fashion Council, MA Scholarship
Royal College of Art