Kicking off the Graduate Fashion Show season in style, fashion degree students of the University of Westminster showed off their latest collections in a catwalk show at London’s Ambika P3 on Thursday evening. Today Young Academic can bring you a follow up story on the fashion designers of tomorrow and the collections they brought to the runway. Keep your eyes peeled for some more student fashion and student news pieces later today.
Collections from the most promising students were chosen from a panel of judges including English fashion designer Carrie Mundane which hit the runway on Thursday evening. Guests included designers Todd Lynn, Roksanda Ilincic, Anthony Price and Carrie Mundane, as well as representatives from big names such as Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Abercrombie, Lulu Guinness, Religion and Selfridges.
Collections from this year’s twenty graduates showed a fusion of creative ideas bursting with colour and imagination. A highlight of the show was Molly McCutcheon’s 1930s inspired designs which mixed vivid colour dyes with a modern take on menswear silhouettes and Riviera holidays.
The rest of the show saw floods of colour and experimental ideas. Orange was a key feature on the runway this year and one graduate, Laura Williams, gave her take on vintage sportswear mixing orange with blue and yellows.
Closing the show was an underwater themed collection from Olivia Hanson. Highly experimental, the runway saw inflatable turtles and jellyfish strut down the runway. A memorable way to end an exceptional show.
The University of Westminster is also hosting its first fashion portfolio at its headquarters on Regent Street providing a great opportunity for the fashion industry to see the work of tomorrow’s fashion designers. On display will be all of this year’s fashion portfolios as well as examples of final outfits from the graduates’ collections.
For a chance to see all collections from this year’s graduates head over to the University of Westminster website.
Images courtesy of Chris Moore