The show for UCLan is always one to watch. The silhouettes and techniques shown from the UCLan grads are very strong and, like last year, there were quite a few favourites.
Take a look and see for yourself.
Carol Bin Wu
Carol opened the show with her almost dystopian menswear collection.
Chloe used a very bright palette and focused on zig-zag shapes throughout. Some of her fits were very flattering and her knitwear skills were undeniable.
Lisa's designed seemed to be channeling some spirit animals. Without all of the tulle, some of these casual pieces are great.
Charlotte's collection had everyone's phones up! There were quite a few grads throughout the week using what appeared to be tent-like material but none were as strong as this. The shapes and colour palette were completely wearable for a daring fashionista.
Kristy's unisex collection was full of mostly colourful prints, but it was the black and white pieces that stood out to me.
Charlotte's collection was full of geometric prints with some very strong shapes, focusing on accentuating the shoulders, hips and collar.
The oversized knitting and silver fabrics added a bit of edge to this otherwise girly collection.
Rebekah's collection was an interesting amalgamation of traditional menswear and streetwear with a slight tough of feminine detailing.
Stephanie's shapes were a modern, slightly more sleek take on the glitzy Dynasty inspiration seen throughout the week with an added touch of fringe and fanfare.
I appreciate the way Sophie was able to mix chic style with street-inspired pieces.
As I've said before, the utilitarian and explorer themes were heavy throughout the week as well as the addition of pockets and pouches. Helen took this these trends and incorporated them in to a streetwear style collection.
My first thought upon seeing this collection on the runway was sexy cocktail party. Every piece in the collection was stunning with a slight touch of sexy with bits of exposed skin.
The C.D.C printed on the pieces stands for "Cover, Disguise, Conceal." It was an odd yet delightful mix of run-of-the-mill streetwear with these statement hats.
There was white a lot of nylon in this collection, which looked like it was made for an urban ski holiday.
The music for this Alice's collection was perfect! This whole collection reminded me of an underwater dream, with the obvious droplet cutouts to the flowing tulle and baby blue colour palette.
Another minor trend throughout the week was this alpine print, lederhosen style.
Meg Callery's collection was one of my favourites. Her hand-painted denim styles were some of her best pieces with strong and flattering shapes. She was another one to make a subtle political statement, one of the pieces had "I Miss Barack" embroidered on the cuff.
Bing's genderless collection was another who added quite a bit of feminine detailing to traditionally men's streetwear. Ruffles on ruffles on ruffles was also another trend seen throughout the student's collections this week.
Here is the video I made of the show, don't judge too harshly as it was a first time doing something like this.
Check out the show from last years' grads.