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Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Edinburgh College of Art

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Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Edinburgh College of Art - Erebus

Edinburgh College of Art swept up for the Best of Graduate Fashion Week with many of the students nabbing awards.

James Reeves

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Edinburgh College of Art James Reeves - Erebus

James took traditional menswear and turned it on it's head, with the colours, fabric choices and intentionally misplaced details.

Ruth Williams

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Edinburgh College of Art Ruth Williams - Erebus

Ruth was the winner of the Visionary Knitwear Award, probably due to her very loosely knitted leather. Everything about this collection was expertly thought through and brilliantly executed.

Polly Thomas

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Edinburgh College of Art Polly Thomas - Erebus

I though Polly's collection was very creative. I could easily see a slightly toned-down version of her pieces in high-end, avant-garde boutiques. Polly had recently won the British Fashion Council scholarship, so expectations of her collection were pretty high.

Liga Boyd

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Edinburgh College of Art Liga Boyd - Erebus

Liga's collection was one of the more subdued of the grads at Edinburgh. I especially appreciate the asymmetric details throughout.

Rebeca James

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Edinburgh College of Art Rebecca James - Erebus

Rebeca's classy beekeeper collection was definitely different. It was good to see that she took a theme and interpreted it rather than creating a costume.

Sarah Bell Jones

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Edinburgh College of Art Sarah Bell Jones - Erebus

This was yet another collection where the designer sought to feminize menswear with a lot of lace, jewel tones and some nipple pasties.

Rosana Expósito

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Edinburgh College of Art Rosana Exposito - Erebus

Quite a few years back, negligee inspired dresses were very popular but these ones are a bit different. Rosana's dresses were more voluminous and a lot more classy.

Jelena Podgorbunski

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Edinburgh College of Art Jelena Podgorbunski - Erebus

These bright sherbet colours were very on trend this year and while the palette not may have been to my taste, the silhouettes and shapes of the pieces were fantastic.

Freddie Hitchcock

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Edinburgh College of Art Freddie Hitchcock - Erebus

Freddie's garments were alright, and the embroidery was a nice tough, though the headwear didn't really speak to me.

Ellen Wood

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Edinburgh College of Art Ellen Wood - Erebus

Ellen's collection was another of those inspired by the trek and one of the more commercial ones. Her knitwear was some of her more impressive work.

Irene D'Antonio

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Edinburgh College of Art Irene D'Antonio - Erebus

Irene D'Antonio took home the M&S Womenswear Award this year. This Japanese-influenced collection was one of the more out-there versions with the wild prints on pink and yellow leather, voluminous bodies and wrapped lunchbox inspired accessories.

Juliane Rumpf

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Edinburgh College of Art Juliane Rumpf - Erebus

I loved Juliane's collection, but the images don't even show the best parts! One of the coats has an exaggerated spine.

Rachael Weir

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Edinburgh College of Art Rachael Weir - Erebus

There was a lot of interesting shape and movement in this collection. It is not often that baubles being added to a piece work but somehow, here they did.

Halina North

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Edinburgh College of Art Halina North - Erebus

Halina North won the Christopher Bailey Gold Award and the £10,000 prize it comes with, which means Edinburgh also receives £20,000. She was also the winner of the Swarovski Hilary Alexander Trailblazer Award, the only person to receive two! Her collection of paper with red accents was innovative.

Max Wells Gray

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Edinburgh College of Art Max Wells Gray - Erebus

This urban collection made from upholstery looking fabric was very modern. The gold really accented the monochrome palette.

Maddie Williams

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Edinburgh College of Art Maddie Williams - Erebus

Maddie was this year's winner of the Catwalk Textiles Award. This was definitely a collection meant more as a work of art rather than casual, everyday attire. There was definitely a subtle feminist reference with the intentionally placed upside-down triangles and negative space.

Frankie Dean

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Edinburgh College of Art Frankie Dean - Erebus

Frankie was another nominee for the Best of Graduate Fashion Week. Her garments were fascinating, especially the shapes and prints, though they are definitely made for editorial purposes as the movement is quite limited.

Here, take a look at the 2015 and 2016 shows from Edinburgh.



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