We’re into yet another fashion month, with Men’s Fashion Week in full swing (i’m off to Milan this weekend) and Graduate Fashion Week last week. The latter is my absolute favourite of the whole year- it’s in the hub of the Old Truman Brewery where you find the future of fashion and remarkable creativity. Over the next week (or so) I will be giving you a run down of a selection box of designers who truly stood out to me at GFW 2017. There are A LOT so i’ve decided to break it down into categories, starting with “Just Bonkers”… because well, that’s exactly what the work of Chloe Myrants-Wilson, Sarah Bell-Jones and Jessie McEwan was!
Sarah Bell-Jones (Edinburgh College of Art)
Edinburgh was the first graduate show that I saw and as a starter it was pretty tasty!
Sarah Bell-Jones’ collection made me think “nightwear of the royals on acid.” She made use of clashing materials, mixing satin night slips with denim and elaborate fur hoods, as well as bold colours…which of course caught my eye. The stand out moments had to be the men in nipple tassels, and the hot pink dressing gown dressed up with rainbow furs and plastic cherries.
P.s. Sarah is JOKES on Instagram so you should check her out!
Jessie McEwan (Northumbria University)
Following Edinburgh was Northumbria. This show was made up of a contrast of urban streetwear and more summer-time girly pieces.
Jessie’s collection reminded me a lot of Charlotte Simone. Lilac and baby pink denims were decorated with elaborate frills and a lot of fluff. There was a strong sense of a girl who likes pretty things but is also super quirky and street at the same time. For me, this was one of the most wearable collections- I could definitely see myself picking up a frilly denim jacket if I saw it in a store.
Chloe Myrants-Wilson (Nottingham Trent University)
Monday afternoon at GFW and my mind was absolutely blown by Nottingham Trent. I’d heard great things about this uni, and the fact that the catwalk was absolutely packed was a tell tale sign it was going to be a good one. As you may predict, my favourite show was home to the graduate collection that really made its mark on me…
Chloe Myrants-Wilson brought kitsch maximalism into the Old Truman Brewery in a BIG WAY! There were pompoms layered on hot pink and turquoise fluff, layered on sequins, layered on sparkles. Oh and of course you cannot forget the jellyfish umbrellas! The whole thing was so much fun to look at and reminded me a lot of previous work i’ve seen by Clio Peppiat. Chloe’s collection was definitely an acquired taste, but talking from experience- once you’re a fan, you’re OBSESSED!