London College of Fashion kicked off London Fashion Week with their 2017 MA Womenswear catwalk show – part of the university’s annual MA Season. The show, held at London’s Dutch Hall, presented the collections of ten graduates from the MA Fashion Design Technology Womenswear course.
The ten talented designers were selected for the show by a panel consisting of Anders Solvstem Thomsen, Natasha Jacobs (Head of Group Partnerships at Yoox Net-a-Porter), Melanie Rickey of Liberty London, as well as Emma Hope Allwood and Susanne Madsen of Dazed Digital. Each collection was styled by Anders Solvstem Thomsen, who helped the students shape their collections. It was a showcase of exciting and fresh talent from the London College of Fashion.
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Inspired by photographers who documented the lives of African tribes, Katrina Wilson plays with the colours, prints and techniques of African culture. Movement is created by the beaded fringing, while the energetic prints bring the nature of culture to life.
While the rich colours and blocks of geometric pattern add playfulness to Chen’s all-knitwear collection, her clever use of texture and structure is key. Each pattern, colour and texture has been knitted into one integral piece of fabric, creating a graphically flat appearance. While the clothes may appear fun, the construction is very clever indeed.
Qing Lai uses yellow as an accent shade in contrast to the uniform beige that runs throughout the collection, adding brightness to the utilitarian shapes and references. The collection, titled ‘Mind the Gap’, was inspired by female workers on the London Underground.
The LCF’s MA Season continues with an exhibition being held at one of London’s most progressive creative spaces, House of Van. The exhibition, titled ‘Found in Translation’, presents a showcase of work from the School of Media and Communication Postgraduate courses including MA Fashion Media Production, MA Fashion Journalism and MA Fashion Photography. It runs until 26th February.