There was a wide array of talent and skills on display from this year's students from Birmingham City University at Graduate Fashion Week.
This was an interesting one. I really liked the translucent puffer jackets with the tiny foam balls and the fur, which were a theme of this collection.
When the designers think of everything literally down to the shoes, you know their collection is very considered. While some of the additions were a bit odd it was a great collection overall.
A full-on denim collection is very rarely as strong as Jemma's. The silhouettes were amazing and feminine. There were some subtle bleached details hidden inside the garments.
My first thought was that I loved this collection without the accessories, that was until I learned that they were 3D printed and they perfectly matched the garments. Without the accessories, though, this collection is completely commercial.
These banded arms are a trend that seems to be continuing. I really liked the these casual yet classy pieces. There was just a slight touch of femininity in the styling.
The silhouettes in this collection were quite substantial, giving strength to the femininity of the palette and overall style.
I'm not always a huge fan of the puffer jacket, but I have to be honest and say that this collection by Rebecca, especially this coat, are the best I've seen in quite a while. She proves that form and function can coexist.
Shadi took the school uniform and gave it a facelift. Working with patterns like houndstooth can be tricky, but she pulled it off.
Like Pengyu's collection to start the show, there were some more transparent puffer pocket but the ombre blue feathers were a remarkable addition to this cold weather collection.
Nailah's was one of the most overtly girly collections of the week. Every piece was expertly crafted and her silhouettes were bold but flattering.
While some of the exaggerated details, especially on the sleeves of the leather jackets, were great for the runway, though without them, this collection would be completely commercial.
Xiaochu's was another collection with Japanese inspiration, with the origami shapes, cherry blossom print and kimonos. The origami pieces were definitely among the stronger of such collections this week.
There were quite a lot of pleats in this slightly feminine take on menswear. The blocked colours were well placed in these flowing silhouettes.
Elizabeth's collection was sleek overall. Again, as with quite a few collections, take away a few of the details and you've got a wearable collection.
I loved the negative space with the fur in this fabulous ski trip collection.
Following one of the trends of the week, Shafia added a lot of bags to accentuate her pieces. Beyond this little detail, I found her collection to be another welcome update to urban attire.
I absolutely LOVE this collection. Beyond the expertly crafted, very chic garments, the sculpted body pieces, pleats and ruffles put this collection on an entirely new level for me. Were I to be judging, this would have definitely landed a spot in the Best of Graduate Fashion Week.
Yep, more bags everywhere. Pravjot's collection looked like something you'd wear if you knew you were going to be gone a while. The models also seemed to have a hard time walking, so this is definitely not for everyday.
Thomas' shapes in his doodle print loungewear were definitely a throwback.
Rebekah's negligee and evening wear collection had some very strong shapes and had details we've seen throughout the week.
Elina's girly and frilly collection was overtly and unabashedly sexual, with pretty saucy phrases on the badges affixed to the garments.
Georgina's was another collection who took suiting and added a casual twist. The fur, knitwear and stripes all worked together brilliantly.
Yinan's sculpted pleat work were very well executed and created stunning extra dimension to the pieces in her collection.