Graduate Fashion Week 2016

Monday 20 June 2016

Graduate Fashion Week 2016

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Garment by Ryan Harford-Rothwell. Photo: Sam Chick

The Fashion Design final year students presented their collections  on the catwalk at Graduate Fashion Week on Monday 6th June. The show, the last of the day, was packed out. It didn’t disappoint and was the usual eclectic mix of sophisticated cutting, exciting print and embellishment and lots of innovation.

Phoebe Button’s collection was a ‘disruption of the classic – British tailoring intertwined with Japanese draping.’ Silhouettes were oversized and slouchy combining classic British pin stripe wool with rich Japanese Kimono prints and modern and unexpected splashes of brightly coloured latex which held the fabric together in places.

Charlotte Goodayle created innovative and exciting shapes using embroidery hoops as a basis to create structure for the garments. Inspired by overlooked and disregarded objects, she also produced the most luxurious looking knits from every day black bin bags.

Olivia Skelcher’s vibrant print based collection was a nod to the sixties and was inspired by the bold colours of the Majorelle Gardens, Yves Saint Laurent’s “Love’ posters and the playful patterns of Dorothy Jannone’s Artwork.

Meanwhile the student’s presented their portfolio’s on our stand which included their collections and a variety of competitions they had taken part in during the year including Burberry, Topshop and Jigsaw.


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Garment by Phoebe Button. Photo: Sam Chick


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Garment by Charlotte Goodayle. Photo: Sam Chick


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Garment by Melodi Isapoor. Photo: Sam Chick