Graduate Fashion Week is the ultimate destination for fashion graduates in the United Kingdom. The event prides itself on showcasing an array of exceptional talent from leading universities. Industry speakers and scouts also attend, providing a bridge between education and employment.
Trendstop’s team headed down to the event at The Truman Brewery for the 2017 exhibition.
Upon entering the ground floor show space, Northumbria’s exhibition dominated in its presentation. Mannequins dressed in key looks stood tall on raised platforms, accompanied by accessories. Hattie Gray’s oversized, raw-edged denim ensemble was a real eye-catcher from the display.
Their display presented a range of diverse aesthetics, with a particular focus on reformed workwear. Eclectic combinations of printed textiles ignited an energetic palette throughout the collections.
Norwich University of the Arts worked within a circular, mirrored formation. The central point held stand-out portfolios, whilst garments hung on the outer edges. Tactile fabrics were key within their graduate collections, complimenting simplistic silhouettes.
For printed textiles, University of Leeds excelled in its application. This attention to colour and application its student, Emily Bunch, take home the Karen Millen Portfolio Award.
UCA’s fashion courses have a reputation for producing award-winning designers and makers. Epsom’s 2017 showcase lived up to its high expectations with beautifully executed garments. Designers Mitchell Bonnick and Jamie Backshall are ones-to-watch for contemporary menswear collections.
The Glasgow School of Arts reworked heritage classics in an urban context. Camouflage patterns and tweed checks decorated sleek outerwear silhouettes in menswear collections.
Keep your eyes on Trendstop’s catwalk gallery for complete coverage of the graduate fashion shows.