A Kingston University student has paid tribute to her famous grandmother with her contributions to Graduate Fashion Week.

Edie Ashley, granddaughter of the designing legend Laura Ashley, created a mixed menswear and womenswear range inspired by her life growing up in rural Wales.

The designs reflected her parents' passions for horse riding and classic motorcycles.

The 21-year-old from Rosgoch, near the Brecon Beacons, used second-hand fabrics from antique fairs and vintage markets around London to dress characters she called the Motopolis gang.

Ms Ashley said: "As a teenager I found all these old pictures of my parents and it made my world – the collection is kind of a union of those two forces in my life."

Although she never met her grandmother, Edie grew up hearing stories about her, and now hopes she would be proud of her start in the industry.

She said: "I definitely think my use of second-hand, surplus or unwanted materials and the ethical and environmental concerns that inform those choices is something she would approve of.

"I've heard stories of how she used to look after everyone in the factory like they were her own children, and that personal touch resonates with me. She's very close to my heart even though I never met her.

"I like to think she would be proud of what I've produced, and probably have a giggle with me over a cup of tea while we went through my designs."