Graduate Fashion Week… The Awards.

So as you lovely readers know I was at the graduate fashion awards evening. It was so much fun (even if it did take more than 2 hours to cross London) There was some amazing talent showcasing at the night and I am still proud to say us Brits have still got it.

Heres what I wore to the awards… felt like a giant disco ball. Don’t mind my smirk.

(Jacket, Giles for New Look, Mesh Dress, AA, Strapless tube dress, Topshop, Shoes, Office)

There was much excitement when Claudia arrived and my friend Natalie managed to grab a quick picture.

The show itself was fantastic and it really showcased the quality collections that graduates coming out of our university can create.

Well I managed to snap a few pictures. They aren’t the best but I don’t have an amazing super zoom pricey camera.

(Ashley Farrall, Manchester Metropolitian University School of Art)

(Charlotte Simpson, Northumbria University)

(Pandora Bahrami, Nottingham Trent University)

(Mehmet Ali, Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication)

(April Schmite, UCA Epsom)

(Akosua Afriyie-Kumi, Kingston University)

(Ana Merono, Nottingham Trent)
(Sarah Benning, University of Westminster)
(Hannah Taylor, Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication)

(Myrto Samou, UCA Rochester)

(Yi le Huang, Kingston University)

(Sarah Burton, Manchester Metropolitan University School of Art)

(Nicola Morgan, Northumbria University)

I have to say the last three pictures on this long line has to be one of the best collections I saw. This collection was from Nicola Morgan of Northumbria University. I loved how much structure went into her collection. There was a real masculine feel behind the collection and at the same time it was also really feminine. I also really rated Ana Merono from Nottingham Trent University.

The Knitwear award went to Sarah Burton. With the Zandra Rhodes Textiles award went to Charlotte Simpson. Lorraine Candy and Richard Bradbury (CEO of River Island) presented the Menswear award which went to Mehmet Ali. Giles Deacon presented the Womenswear award which went to Myrto Samou. Matthew Williamson presented the River Island Gold Award which went to….

Myrto Samou! She was totally overwhelmed and although she wouldn’t have been my choice to win the gold award, she was an extremely gracious winner.


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