There was a lot of innovation on display at this year's University of Creative Arts Epsom show for Graduate Fashion Week, from interesting patterns to accents which I have never seen before.
Bright tones and flashy Dynasty inspired collections were pretty popular this year. Of all of these, Renee's took a more modern approach.
Zoe Chan's geometric patterns reminded me of one of our favourite emerging brands 07A. The sleek styles were accentuated by the geometric tartan panels.
A few pieces in Jade's collection were quite revealing, combining some common shapes with an interesting choice of materials and accessories.
Morley's collection was unapologetically feminist with phrases like "I'm That Bitch" and "I'm Not Fucking Cute." The signs were brilliantly incorporated into the designs.
Rupa's work with the patterns was great.
Samantha's collection made me think of what the Jetson's would be wearing if they were in to high-end fashion. The hoops really worked with the prints and cuts of the fabric.
Some of the pieces in the collection were made from those plaid carry bags you find at the catch-all shops on the high street but this piece with the African motif was very inspired.
The rigid, asymmetric silhouettes coupled with the futuristic look of the metallic fabrics and exaggerated details made this collection a favourite of the week.
Poppy's collection looks like she was making costumes for a school play.
The models were walking down the runway to the song Highway to Hell and quite a few pieces had various religious iconography. The prints and movement of this piece above was absolutely amazing.
Tayler's parachute and adventure inspired collection had a touch of femininity with the flower print camouflage and shiny details.
While the overall look of this collection is obviously not wearable everyday, I love how the pieces are fitted and exaggerated in all of the appropriate places.
This political statement takes a minute to see. The models were walking to a song about a bargain basement Brexit and the silks were printed with pro-EU and anti-Brexit news articles.
I have definitely never seen anything like this before! The models had balloons incorporated into their clothes somehow, either carrying them or, like the piece above, keeping the veil afloat.
This type of floral print has been popular for a couple of years now, it was good to see how Jamie incorporated it into this collection.
Check out the show from last year.