The graduate and undergraduate shows have been in full swing with Graduate Fashion Week. Across the UK over 1000 fashion students have been showing off their design skills hoping to get noticed by a prestigious fashion house. Their work professionally modelled and professionally photographed can be found by clicking on the specific university fashion show on the Vogue page. The educational institutions are intriguingly sandwiched between some famous haute couture names. I suppose that is how it should be as today’s graduating students are tomorrow’s leading designers.
Bold patterns, delicate intricate fabrics and a smattering of the current favourite, painterly florals floated up and down the catwalks. There were numerous unusual, striking and even provocative outfits. Bright colours followed dark and gloomy palettes.
And, there was fun with some amusing, charming designs from Rebecca Rimmer graduating from the University of Central Lancashire. I particularly liked her work as I think that sometimes fashion can take itself a bit too seriously.
Finally, here’s a photo of the fantastic Linda Rodin (65 years young), reminding everybody that fashion is for all ages.