Among the pieces the curators had pulled from the collection for possible inclusion was this embroidered dress by the Italian designer Angelo Figus, who graduated from the Royal Academy in 1999. The museum rarely pursues student work, both because they prefer to wait until designers have proven themselves and because of favoritism issues, but it does own Figus’s graduation collection, which was acquired by a former director.
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Among the pieces the curators had pulled from the collection for possible inclusion was this embroidered dress by the Italian designer Angelo Figus, who graduated from the Royal Academy in 1999. The museum rarely pursues student work, both because they prefer to wait until designers have proven themselves and because of favoritism issues, but it does own Figus’s graduation collection, which was acquired by a former director.