Students collaborate for Leeds International Festival

26 April 2018

Five students from the University have collaborated to create a diverse showcase of their work for the Leeds Fashion After Party, as part of Leeds International Festival.

The event is organised by Suzy Mason, the founder and promoter of legendary clubs The Kit Kat Club, Vague and SpeedQueen, and will feature original photography, film and graphics from the clubs alongside dynamic art installations, film and performance created by Mikkel Ullah (MA Creative Practice student) Hollie-Grace Clark (BA (Hons) Fine Art), Zen Khye Ooi, Sam Handley (BA (Hons) Fashion) and Connor Bailey (BA (Hons) Visual Communication students).

The Fashion After Party will take place on 4 May 2018, 9pm-2am at Studio 24 in Leeds with special guest the iconic DJ Princess Julia on the decks as well as Lucy Lockett, Curtis Zack Liam Frisco and Keith Gillott.

Tickets are on sale for £10 available here

Mikkel Ullah, MA Creative Practice student has been instrumental in bringing about the creative team of students studying on different courses at the University to work together in creating a series of dynamic art installations, performance and film which will be showcased at the Fashion After Party. She has created approximately 70 pieces of artwork and a digital animation. She sums up this series of work as ‘Cosmic Chaos’.

Flyer artwork by Mikkel Ullah, inspiration taken from one of the iconic goddesses from SpeedQueen club night.

Mikkel sadly suffered a life-changing stroke in 2014, whilst studying mid-way through her BA (Hons) Fine Art degree. She didn't let that hold her back and went on to graduate with a First Class Honours degree. At that time, as part of her recovery, she was encouraged to draw and paint flowers. Many of her recent art pieces include flowers she’s developed from initial sketches.

Image: Mikkel Ullah 

The Fashion in Leeds After Party event is a collaboration between The Fashion Space, Leeds International Festival and Leeds BID.