As always, there was a lot of strong talent coming from the University of Brighton this year, from totally wearable collections to some more inspired, conceptual designs.
Sophia's collection was classic with a twist. I loved the sleek corsets and didn't even mind the lampshade accessories.
Like many of the collections this week, Jazz's collection was just a small step away from wearable. The sculptural sheer white tops were great, and some of the pieces had some glitter filled sacks. Even the pleated structure of the pants above was superb.
I loved the fabric choices in Sam's Victorian ruffle filled collection, all the way down to the shoes.
While Steph's shapes were nothing out of the ordinary, her choice of fabrics and prints were wonderful.
I think we all know by now that pink is probably one of my least favourite colours, however, the silhouettes and movement of this collection were alright. Honestly, didn't really get the party hats.
While putting men in lace and velour wasn't new this week, there was something interesting about Sam's Castaway-esque collection. Perhaps with a little less destruction in the knitwear and those pieces would be totally wearable.
If you've ever been to Atlantic City, New Jersey, this collection might look a little familiar. Hannah's collection is perfect for the classy older lady hitting up those casinos.
Amelia was taking a play from the book of the Belgian greats with her collection of slightly unfinished, slightly imperfect, slightly off kilter pieces.
I'm not entirely sure what all of these pieces are saying, so it's a little difficult to discern the message, but Ellie's mostly sherbet coloured collection was on trend-
Ryan was another designer nominated for Best of Graduate Fashion Week. While his designs were fairly simple overall, it was a nice and welcome update to traditional menswear.
Jane Goodall comes to mind when I see this collection. The natural palette and forgiving and voluminous silhouettes would be perfect for that woman in her 40's and older.
The chevron pattern detailing was a nice touch, adding a bit of interest to this bright, athletic collection.
Now I'm usually not a fan when a designer puts their name all over their pieces, but I didn't mind in this collection. James' girls looked like futuristic femme fatales in metallic primary colours. This was another collection I would have judged to be one of the Best of Graduate Fashion Week.
There were A LOT of ruffles in Ibbi's collection, though what was interesting is that she mainly used men's shirting fabric.
Soley's collection was another with adventurer details and inspiration, though this was much more understated than most.
Everything about this collection seems to juxtapose man and woman, from the fabric choices to the men's style skirt and cropped double breasted jacket though to these (very strange) wigs.
I loved the swimsuit style pieces in this collection as the shapes were not something you see everyday.
At first, I wasn't really into this collection but when I looked through the images again, I actually kind of like it. The last piece in the collection was interesting, as there was a flag (similar to the one above) which continued on to be the train of a coat.
Looks like a lot of people have been watching Dallas and Dynasty reruns lately. Olivia's was another collection with over-the-top accentuations with some very glitzy styling.
In the look book shots for this collection, the pieces were shot on a black woman and the colour of this upholstery fabric worked beautifully with skin tone! On the runway, the pieces still looked great, a nice mix of some simple pieces with those with more bold shapes.