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Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Manchester School of Arts

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Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Manchester School of Arts

The collections from this year's Manchester School of Arts grads at Graduate Fashion Week were quite colourful and just a touch of retro.

Bethan Currie

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Manchester School of Arts Bethan Currie - Erebus

Bethan's collection was very 1970's anti-war, with peace signs and Ban The Bomb emblazoned on the back of a jacket, while one of the bags slightly resembles a small bomb.

Susan Forrest

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Manchester School of Arts Susan Forrest - Erebus

Susan was one of the nominees for the Best of Graduate Fashion Week. The style of her collection was a total throwback with primary colours and interesting fabric choices.

Alexandra Henshall

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Manchester School of Arts Alexandra Henshall - Erebus

There was something about this collection that I just loved! The shapes were quite modern and the colour palette mixed in the prints was a strong addition.

Anna Thomas

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Manchester School of Arts Anna Thomas - Erebus

This was an interesting use of the TFL logo. This collection used urban styling with some menswear originals.

Aimee English

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Manchester School of Arts Aimee English - Erebus

Perhaps not exactly this piece, but quite a few of the garments in Aimee's collection were pretty wearable, with originality that didn't go completely over the top. I especially appreciated the movement of the fabric.

Sophie Wyatt

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Manchester School of Arts Sophie Wyatt - Erebus

For those of us alive and aware in the early 1990's, this collection looks pretty familiar. It was a youthful, oversized version of the old skater look.

Aoife Robinson

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Manchester School of Arts Aoife Robinson - Erebus

Oh my word, the movement of this collection was so amazing, this image does not even do it justice. Sitting in the front row at the middle of the catwalk, you can see how these garments flow beautifully behind the models.

Zsofia Juhasz

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Manchester School of Arts Zsofia Juhasz - Erebus

Zsofia's knitwear got her a nomination for Best of Graduate Fashion Week. The technique to add texture to the garments was a skill not often seen.

Stefan Efobi

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Manchester School of Arts Stefan Efobi - Erebus

There were quite a few collections one could imagine look good in an editorial but perhaps not so much on the runway, and Stefan's collection was one of those. 

Jessica Strawford

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Manchester School of Arts Jessica Strawford - Erebus

Jessica's collection was an interesting amalgamation of retro-futuristic athleisure wear.

Samantha Jones

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Manchester School of Arts Samantha Jones - Erebus

I definitely appreciated this modern interpretation of urban style. The prints coupled with the oversized fits and added texture were very inspired.

Isobel Lindsay

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Manchester School of Arts Isobel Lindsay - Erebus

Like a good many collections of the week, Isobel's took inspiration from the traditional Japanese kimono. Some of the details were a little cutesy for my liking, but the paired patterns on the skirts were great.

Judith Grant

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Manchester School of Arts Judith Grant - Erebus

The casual style of the pinafore-esque top with the ruffles and collar were an interesting choice.

Heather Chamberlain

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Manchester School of Arts Heather Chamberlain - Erebus

There were some pieces of Heather's collection which were totally wearable while others, not so much. The added structure of the garments was interesting.

Lady Pearl Bannerman-Swaniker

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Manchester School of Arts Lady Pearl Bannerman-Swaniker - Erebus

The added details with the strips of fabric and green tones on the monochrome base were a great take on street style.

Sophie Maddocks

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Manchester School of Arts Sophie Maddocks - Erebus

I really liked the retro girl-power theme running through Sophie's pieces.

Emily Plumb

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Manchester School of Arts Emily Plumb - Erebus

While body suits are not usually my thing, I really loved the watercolour prints and the bright colours. And when garments have such movement coming down the runway, you know you've got a winner.

Chakra Manggilingan with accessories by Lisa Murgatroyd

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Manchester School of Arts Chakra Manggilingan - Erebus

So the designs here made me think that these are people preparing or disaster, with the silver foil normally used to keep warm, the goggles, the plastic gloves and the "gas" tape on the shoes.

Emily Hancock

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Manchester School of Arts Emily Hancock - Erebus

Emily's collection was an inspired take on a country housewife style.

Courtney Howard

Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Manchester School of Arts Courtney Howard - Erebus

The prints coupled with the ruffles on this mainly denim collection were great. Some of the pieces had subtle hidden details, which added interest to them.

Now here are just a few images of the post-show exhibition from Manchester School of Arts, where there were drinks and a brass band!

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Want to see what the grads came up with last year? Check out the show here.



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