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Student Showcase Archive

Renata Brenha

MA work

MA work

Materialising spirit

The work represents a personal investigation into the contextual role of cloth in depicting the cultural fabric of Latin America. Driven by a search for the non-normalised, this collection starts in Mexico with pre-Hispanic communities whose own existence challenges our ideas of progress.

Their life practice informed form, design & aesthetics of the garments.

The textiles are made of highly charged materials, inspired by food textures and rituals; aiming to spiritualize matter or materialise spirit.

In this collection, each piece is individual and resists conformity aiming to create a different fashion idiom, a new landscape to a certain way of life.



  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Fashion Womenswear, 2018

  • I'm a fashion designer and my main influences are places of resistance, syncretism and food culture. I am interested in how food can inform and form fabric, and the political experience such material encounters.

  • Degrees

  • Graduate Diploma in Fashion, Central Saint Martins, 2016
  • Exhibitions

  • Awards

  • Publications