As we prepare for
the spring/summer 12 ready-to-wear season to commence we wet
our appetites with the various annual graduate events that
introduce a fresh batch of talent to the fashion industry.
Graduate Fashion Week brings together the UK's BA students
at the vast Earls Court venue with a static exhibition and a
packed schedule of runway shows. We were in attendance for
the grand gala day and were astounded by the commercial
sensibilities of 2011's, industry aware graduates.
Understated and viable looks refreshed the runways yet
retained the creative excitement that makes graduate
collections so special. Gold Award winner Rory Langdon's
accomplished knitwear collection pushed a sleek silhouette
and a cool industrial look, highlighted through metallic
embellishments, exposed zips and cinch clip straps. A blend
of reptilian prints, chunky cable knits and corsetry earned
Dominique Kral the Zandra Rhodes Catwalk Textile Award while
understated tailoring with a romantic sense of history
bagged the Menswear award for Felix Chabluk Smith.
The Graduates and
visitors proved just as creative with their own ensembles
sporting a host of inspiration looks playing with volume,
matt and shine combinations and
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