At this year's Graduate Fashion Week, there were more schools than in the past that had students going the more commercial route. Bath Spa University were one of those schools. Though this runway show was very different from the exhibition stand, where there was an array of all-black womenswear outfits.
This collection was very sweet. There were quite a few prints, but Nicole got them to work well together.
Laura was the winner of the George Catwalk to Store prize, and I couldn't agree more. I like that Laura did not go over the top with technique, she created a stunningly commercial collection.
Laura Gillings was the winner of the Tu at Sainsbury's Womenswear Scholarship. She has won a one year placement with Tu with mentorship from fashion designer Henry Holland, which actually seems fitting considering her colourful aesthetic.
The red, black and white spray paint like print was my favourite part of this urban collection.
This type of belted, high waist trouser hit the runway a few times throughout the week. The Asian-inspired embroidery and the gold details definitely added to the collection.
I know the name in the background says Claire Areskog, but technically blips do happen. There were very empowering slogans, "I Can Wear Pink and Still Think," on this very youthful collection. Added bonus, these little girls had the time of their lives on the catwalk.
While I'm not one for the athleisure trend, Claire's collection was one of the best I've seen. If you're going to throw on a hoodie to go to the corner shop, this would be the one.
The gloved sleeve look was in a lot of Flora's pieces, and like many of the other designers at Bath Spa University, her prints were very strong.
One thing Bath Spa University must teach their students is how to work with prints. The shapes of Sarah's collection were very simple, the prints added dimension.