Graduate Fashion Week Top Picks: Nottingham Trent University

With recent graduates going into jobs at Matthew Williamson, H&M, Zara, and even with Victoria Beckham, Nottingham Trent is one to watch for fashion and print design. Backstage at Graduate Fashion Week was the perfect opportunity to see this year’s graduate collections before they went on the catwalk.

Lauren Anderson

Lauren Anderson’s collection was a floral delight. The mix of spots and floral patterns work perfectly together for this unique, creative collection.

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Photo: Simon Armstrong/Vogue

Photo: Simon Armstrong/Vogue

Ella Nesbitt

Ella won two awards at GFW, and rightfully so! Her amazing Hawaiian inspired collection helped her to bring home the Menswear and the Stuart Peters Visionary Knitwear Award.

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Photo: Simon Armstrong/Vogue

Photo: Simon Armstrong/Vogue

Samantha Goldsmith

The knitwear collection by Samantha Goldsmith was daring and powerful. The bright colours contrast beautifully with the black, and the tribal print is very in right now.

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Graduate Fashion Week 2015 - Behind The Scenes at Nottingham Trent University's show in Samantha Goldsmith's designs

Yvonne Yao

The menswear collection by Yvonne Yao was crisp and sharp with bold stripes. The angular bags complete the look.

Graduate Fashion Week 2015 - Behind The Scenes at Nottingham Trent University's show in Yvonne Yao's designs

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Naomi Kleeli

Another knitwear collection that stood out was by Naomi Kleeli:

“Naomi Kleeli… chose to conceptualise the outdoors with earthy tones offset with marbled and barked effect print work.” – Sophia Williams on themetropolist.com

Graduate Fashion Week 2015 - Behind The Scenes at Nottingham Trent University's show in Naomi Kleeli's designs

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Photo: Simon Armstrong/Vogue

Photo: Simon Armstrong/Vogue

All photographs by Alannah Messett unless otherwise stated.

How The Print Affair Began…

Back in October Alice and Sarah went to the ‘Bloggers Style the High Street’ event hosted by Company magazine. This was fabulously populated by young fashionistas eagerly exchanging tips, watching the show and most importantly each other. The show previewed many A/W14 collections from ASOS, River Island, Warehouse, Oasis, Primark, Next, M&S and Yumi, styled by well-known bloggers.
Sarah and Alice at the fashion show

Sarah and Alice at the fashion show

Briefly, we sat with Alannah and discussed how we had missed diffusing our delight at seeing our design on Chloe O’Gorman on the “X Factor”. Alannah, a fashion photography student at Nottingham Trent University and veteran blogger said “You need to start blogging!”
Chloe O'Gorman on The X Factor

Chloe O’Gorman on The X Factor

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Waiting for the fashion show

One of the fashionistas at Company Bloggers Style the High Street

One of the fashionistas at Company Bloggers Style the High Street

One of the fashionistas at Company Bloggers Style the High Street

One of the fashionistas at Company Bloggers Style the High Street

Alannah, Alice and Sarah are delighted to present the fruit of that evening!
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