Cecily Ophelia

Central Saint Martins

BA Fashion

Cecily Cracroft-Eley is a knitwear designer whose work has been featured on SHOWstudio, Dazed and in V Magazine styled by Katy England, all before she had even graduated. For her placement year in 2017, Cecily went to Rwanda and Uganda with The Paper Fig Foundation to teach women there how to sew, passing on skills needed to work, and earn their own money. She returned to Uganda this April to work on her BA graduate collection, named ETAKA. She worked with the residents of the Namuwongo district of Kampala on techniques including hand crocheting, embroidery and metal work, all of which contributed to her final, standout collection.