Graduate Fashion Week was full of the weird and wonderful. From electric brights to gothic lace, every collection wowed the crowd. Here are some more of our top picks.
Manchester School of Art
Hannah Wallace won the coveted Creative Catwalk Award and the George Gold Award for Collection of the Year for the technical skill shown in her innovative collection.
“One of her gigantic padded and quilted ‘astronaut coats’, that appeared to have been inflated like a helium balloon, looked perfect for immediate launch” – Hilary Alexander, The Telegraph.
Wallace used classic sportswear shapes such as leggings and pushed them into the future. The abstract photography prints with the different fabrics and graphic patterns created a collection ready for space.
Edinburgh College of Art
Melissa Villevieille was named the winner of the Womenswear and the Catwallk Textiles Awards for her “embellished eveningwear, featuring intricately beaded bodysuits and floor-sweeping skirts” – Emma McCarthy, The Evening Standard.
Villevieille took the classic Breton stripe and gave it a modern twist, with shimmering jewels and ruffles. Each new outfit brought a new shape – from oversized sleeves and skirts to jacket panels that touch the floor. Another designer creating fantastic, new ways to look at the silhouette.
University of Northampton
Rebekka Johnson put together a lovely silk collection. The gentle layers of waistcoats and scarves draped over shoulders add to the soft, whimsical effect. The dreamy purple hues and circle patterns create a collection fit for a modern princess.
The bold accessories in Martha Adams’ collection stood out – the geometric shapes and different materials used make an adventurous design, and the soft hues of blues, teals and pinks come together for an eye catching collection.
The amazing, bright colours of Ashleigh Wise‘s collection really captured the imagination. Her mosaic effect was a different way to celebrate colour. The quirky shoes were the perfect finishing touch to the outfits.
Winchester School of Art
Amy Carlin’s collection really caught the eye with the unusual colour combinations, as well as the face print on her unique designs.