Forget Me Not

I was happy to be asked by an old friend to photograph his daughter’s lingerie designs for the 2015 Nottingham Trent University Degree Show which we shot in the bluebell woods at Dullingham near Newmarket. Chloe Bampton was inspired by her grandparents’ wartime love letters and created a line of vintage-looking lingerie focused on nostalgia and romance. Her collection, Forget Me Not, is an alternative to modern day lingerie, which she says is too preoccupied with trying to shock. A chest of letters sent between her grandparents Dennis and Kathleen Algar, reveal an insight into the dificulties newlyweds faced during the Second World War and was at the heart of her new collection.

Chloe’s collection, Forget Me Not, is set to go on public display alongside a host of other student design works during between 29 May to 6 June. The annual shows repeatedly feature graduating students who go on to claim prizes at some of the most prestigious competitions in the UK including awards at Graduate Fashion Week, New Designers London and D&AD.

Thanks to model, Ali Marler.