Launched in 2002, SHOWstudio's Design Download initiative has a simple and direct aim: to help demystify the fashion process by offering prestigious designer garment patterns for download via the Internet. Past contributors to the series include John Galliano, Junya Watanabe, J.W. Anderson, Yohji Yamamoto and Alexander McQueen.
For 2018, ALYX’s Matthew Williams offered up a pattern from the brand’s A/W 17 collection. Surprisingly ornate in design, the pleat dress epitomises ALYX’s signature subverted punk and thoughtful craftsmanship. The ALYX pattern was released on 25 December 2017 as a special Christmas gift to our viewers.
The winner of our 2018 Design Download is Beatrice Steimer from St Louis, Senegal!! Steimer created a dress in collaboration with Modou Leye from the pattern provided by Matthew Williams for ALYX. We had a wide selection of international entries and this garment was the winner, as chosen by Nick Knight and the SHOWstudio team. Congratulations and thank you to all who entered.