Heres what I wore to the awards... felt like a giant disco ball. Don't mind my smirk.
The show itself was fantastic and it really showcased the quality collections that graduates coming out of our university can create.
(Myrto Samou, UCA Rochester)
(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.