Monday, 6 June 2011

Graduate Fashion Week - UCA Epsom

UCA Epsom

Some of the most inspired designs from UCA Epsoms Graduate Fashion Week collections….

Howra A-Sekaifi

Using camel tones and mixing khaki laser cut leather with almost tribal elements of fur, asymmetric cut out shapes and layers of light animal prints. Long fluid fringing made appearances and accessorised the collection.   

Rebecca Wales
Oriental inspired a-line cape dresses accessorised with bright accriylic jewelrry as well as tribal looking pendants of bright blue fringing. The gorgeous finale was a stunning jackered blue cape with a metallic gold lining. The knife pleats and ruffles were executed beautifully.

Dora Acquaviva
An intensely ready to wear collection featuring on trend shades of soft camel, sand and black piping and detail. The lines were feminied and tight and encorporated a range of fabrics including mesh, tight body con jersey and heavier leather. The finale was a black jump suit with sheer maxi wide legs and leather shorts and top.

Rachel Evans mixed 40’s pencil skirt chic with oriental pleating, ruffles and cape shapes. This collection was very sellable and mixed inspiration well with highstreet needs.

Shapeless shift dresses androgynised models with a playful edge with apron like school dresses, finishing on the knee. Outerwear featured large contrasting buttons as a bold statement.

Hannah Rigby’s collection was entirely made of denim with the exception on one oversized jacket. Denim was frayed, quilted, used as applique and built into padded structure to create a collection of high school inspired denim-fest…. A little too much perhaps.  

This uni had obviously hammered home the importance of pleats, the 40's and oriental inspiration this season with so many of the collections coming out with much of the same. How ever some of these designers managed to take this to a totally new level of ingenuity...
Much Love 
Jemima Daisy

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