There was quite a bit on show from Manchester School of Art during Graduate Fashion Week. That being said, there was also quite a bit of amazing talent throughout the show. They even did a little Purple Rain tribute to Prince at the end.
The ruffles and pleating throughout the collection were very well executed. Jessica had plexiglass legs hanging off of some pieces to add interest.
Ashley's menswear collection was very traditional in shape with some interesting prints and a great colour palette.
The embroidery used throughout this collection was very impressive.
Rhea's collection was her colourful interpretation of skate or rave style. She even had "SKATE" and "RAVE" printed across the chest of some of the pieces in case there was any confusion.
Silver lamé isn't something you often see in a menswear collection, but Rebecca didn't care. Her models shone as they came down the runway.
The attention to detail and layers of feathers and woven leather were stunning.
Hannah gave us a bit of a modern bubblegum reinterpretation of the 1950's varsity look.
The silhouettes of Lauren's collection reminded us a bit of Rei Kawakubo in the 1980's.
While Rebecca Webster was filling her menswear collection with the silver lamé, it seems Marie took the green. We liked the juxtaposition of the almost futuristic look with the green and the natural shapes of the fur additions.
Overall, we loved this collection. Every piece was striking and the entire piece was completely designed 360 degrees with a lot of attention put on the back of each garment.
The watercolour look of the raincoats was fantastic and totally appropriate.
It was great to see how beth took the simple shape of a circle and used it to create some stunning silhouettes. The dark grey denim and gold accents were a nice touch.
Cavan's collection was one of our favourites. From the draping and pleats to the colour palette, the whole collection reminded me of a thunderstorm.
It was interesting that Amy used sequins and hand painting on her fabrics in order to make them look like authentic hides.
Missy Elliot's Pass That Dutch was playing these models down the runway, and it couldn't have been more appropriate. We loved the colour palette and this very updated take on street wear.
Joana Almagro Bustalino
Joana had a very colourful and modern interpretation of the 1950's housewife style.
We definitely got a Studio 54 meets Saturday Night Fever feeling when this collection hit the catwalk.
In The Shop:
|Bast Double Spine Ring
|Classic Coded Shirt