Last night I attended the University Of Westminster Graduate Fashion Show. I love graduate fashion shows as the clothes are so exciting if not a little wacky, so it’s always really exciting to see. The Westminster show is known for its previous years students such as Louise Alsop and one of my favourites Ashley Williams. I took my seat and I had such a great view, just placed on the second row at the end so perfect for some snaps to capture the action. I was just opposite Will Young and a man wearing a rather revealing onesie and a plastic bag on his head which I later found out was Philip Salon!
For womenswear some of my favourites included Mary Benson’s extravagant dresses and headpieces, they looked so well put together, I loved the colours and they looked like so much thought had gone behind them.The same for Flo Hughes collection whose dresses incorporated layered fabric in all manner of patterns.I also liked Rachel Raheja’s mix of fabrics, the green coat with belt was something I could definitely see on the catwalk at one of the major shows. Bright colours and stripes formed Rora Chow’s amazing pieces.
The menswear kicked off with Alex Muto whos collection was a cross between sportswear and priests using lightweight fabrics and lace. Hannah Fickling stood out for me with some striking metallic pieces including a gold overcoat. Rachel James worked with bright colours and chunky knitwear with 3D effects alongside large floral printed T-shirts. I loved Bryan Conway’s rosette longline striped blazer and skirts for men. But it was the last graduate Adam Marc James that caught my eye for menswear. His collection was amazing with a military/pyjama party feel and the feather headpiece was so striking on the model.
I throughly enjoyed watching the show it’s great to see such creative inspiration.Take a look at all the collections on the Westminster site and check out my finale video below!