It seems like I'm constantly saying that every school is one to look forward to every year, but some of the strongest collections, in my opinion, of last year came from University of East London. Samuel Kaiser, Antonia Nae and Fola Adefowope set the bar pretty high, so let's see what this year's grads have accomplished.
Sibu's collection was a very cool, updated version of the 1970's "pimp" style. Without all of the added detail, which I can appreciate, some of the styles were very commercial.
Diana's collection looks to me like she was designing specifically for FKA Twigs. These outfits were definitely designed for a night out.
The details of the knitting in this collection were very impressive which allowed for some great movement when these pieces walked the runway.
This headpiece reminded me of American Horror Story: Coven, if you've seen it you'll know what I'm talking about. Beyond this, the style of this was an exaggerated take on everyday menswear.
The strongest part of this collection was the different details and techniques used to create the texture on the fabrics.
Alice Jenning Gosling
I could absolutely see this woman wearing this outfit walking down the street. It was one of the collections where the grad, Alice, did not try to throw every technique she knows into each piece. By keeping it simple, she created a remarkable collection.
Humeera Dar Amin
These 1970's inspired men's suits had a nice twist with great textured prints.
Not at all like the Grace Kelly we all know. I really liked the shapes of her collection. Grace was another of the students making a statement, though more subtly than some.
Chloe's collection was very sweet. From the puffy silhouettes, the bright prints down to the shoelaces, everything was very youthful.
I have never seen zip ties look so good! This was a very sexy, very creative, powerful urban collection.
Overall, I loved this collection. Using denim to create these avant-garde shapes with some military inspiration was very modern.
Quoc Hung Trinh
This was one of the more minimal collections with the urban, utilitarian style.
While Poonam's collection isn't necessarily my taste, the collection was very wearable, apparently aimed to an older clientele.
Claresta Pricilla Sutjiadi
There was very subtle writing embroidered into the fabric of this collection, I just wish I knew what it said.
Hannah's doodle prints and pastel colour palette was very youthful.
I liked the colours of Sylvia's collection as well as some of the textural details. Strip some of the noise back and this is a very wearable unisex collection.
Every piece of Alisa's collection was a showstopper. While there were collections that took the risk to add head pieces, nothing even came close to comparing to this collection.
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