Final Year Style Outs

Final Year Style Outs

Through my toile style out experiments, I am investigating various demonstrations of identity performance and the sources from which these draw aesthetic and conceptual inspiration. I seek to understand identity performance in terms of authenticity; to what extent can performances of identity built upon a longing to belong to a nationality, social class, or...

Final Year Concept Boards

Final Year Concept Boards

Upon rumination, my work is ultimately an examination of the misappropriations of prescribed cultural ideals through fashion. As a material object, dress can make social distinctions tangible and prescribed, offering us opportunities for the reconciliation of social and individual identity. The intimate relationship between dress and identity has been strenuous to compose, as the...

Graduate Work in Progress Solo Exhibition

Graduate Work in Progress Solo Exhibition

Glasgow School of Art, Project Space 1 December 9-12, 2019 Melody Uyanga Ramsay is a fashion polymath, who sees fashion as a means to explore ideas of identity and self-expression. Ramsay is interpreting what it means to have a voice in modern fashion, exploring ideas of identity and aspiration through her work, as she’s been...

Semper Ad Meliora

Semper Ad Meliora

 Always towards greater things. Semper Ad Meliora was born as a playful capsule collection which served to continue my 3rd year research into sustainability-meets-luxury apparel and accessories. Launching into a stripped down palette of wools, cashmere and leather, the collection presents classic staples, such as gowns and bags, embroidered with the phrase ‘Semper Ad...

Ralph Lauren 2019

Ralph Lauren 2019

“What I believe in is the timelessness of an attitude, the timelessness of style.” – Ralph Lauren Being accepted onto the Ralph Lauren International Creative Internship Program was a prestigious honour. Ralph Lauren is a world-class, global fashion manufacturing and lifestyle brand, with the U.S. headquarters on Madison Avenue, New York. I was assigned...

Window Installation Commission 2018

Window Installation Commission 2018

Flourish/ˈflʌrɪʃ/Submitverb1. (of a living organism) grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly congenial environment. ‘Flourish‘ is a large window display project in partnership with COLAB which asks us to consider how a city itself can flourish and in particular Glasgow in light of the recent fire...

Renaissance 2017 – 1st Year Fashion

Renaissance 2017 – 1st Year Fashion

In a subtle homage to historic french renaissance dress fashions I began to push for another language, a different way to talk about the charm of the old and beautiful combined with eccentric proportions and casting. I wanted to dissect contemporary idioms, making eclectically mismatched separates with a quirky vintage flavour, along with precious...

FENDI ROMA: Artisans of Dreams 2016

FENDI ROMA: Artisans of Dreams 2016

The 2016 exhibition payed homage to the unique craftsmanship and creativity that have informed Fendi’s DNA. The installations illustrate the dual perspective and complementary fit between heritage and innovation, values that define the artisanal craftsmanship that Fendi has meticulously perpetuated. As an exhibition invigilator I teleported visitors into nine worlds that reveal Fendi’s heritage...