Like last year, Edinburgh's show was short and sweet with only 13 designers showcasing their collections. Before the show got underway, we were treated to an operatic fashion film with Hellenic sculptures and architecture by Ania Urbanowska. While there were only a few designers, they encapsulated many of the trends we saw throughout the week and had some very strong talent.
Matilda says one tenet of her ethos is "beautiful chaos" and you can definitely see it in this collection. Besides the fact we love the palette, each garment was striking and told a story as it came down the runway.
The prints and embroidery throughout Natalie's collection were very feminine and well crafted.
Fiona's collection was very dramatic and full of texture. Her use of what appeared to be scraps throughout was done in a very interesting way. She was the winner of the inaugural Vivienne Westwood Ethical Award.
It was great to see the way Lyndsay added the feminine elements of the flowing pink fabric to the tough camouflage.
Holly's collection comprised of almost every major trend we saw throughout the week; turquoise and metallic leather, eye prints, dusty rose were in a lot of collections this week though we love how she managed to incorporate them.
On first glance, this collection looks a bit busy and isn't one we would normally go for but you have to get a closer look. The way she printed on the fabric over the addition of rigid circles gave a really unique look.
A couple of terms we overheard used describing this collection were "toy box" and "Buzz Lightyear" and you can see why. He was one of the winners of the British Fashion Council Graduate Preview Day awards.
When I saw this collection, my first thought was "The Baddest Bitch," this idea of the female boss in hip hop, so when I learned that Anna takes her inspiration from gang culture and female empowerment, we can see she got her message across.
The paisley print throughout, even on the leather, was striking. Som's collection had kind of a vintage Prada feel to it.
Lorn's collection was one of our absolute favourites of the entire week, and we were not alone. This collection on the ICG Accessories Award as well as the Boohoo.com Fashion Innovation Award. Upon closer inspection of each of these pieces, you can see just how intricate each one of them was. Every single stitch and stud was carefully placed and the result was so impressive.
Alice's collection was a little bit rock 'n' roll with some interesting silhouettes.
Megan Jane Mitchell
Megan's eccentric collection was a not to the painting styles of the 1970's.
Rhys' collection was an interesting one. There were some more rigid shapes with what looked to be camouflage, but was actually lace. There were also some interesting silhouettes in a sort of street style. We absolutely loved the coat that closed out the show.