Graduate Fashion Week Top Picks
Picking out the weird, wicked and wonderful of GFW 2014…
By Tamara Roper
This year Graduate Fashion Week has stepped up a level, moving its location to Brick Lane’s iconic Truman Brewery, where BA students from universities and art schools around the country have been exhibiting their final projects to trend forecasters and fashion fans alike. Here’s a look at five of the most exciting and eye catching designers, because who knows, they might end up in a Topshop near you soon enough.
Clearly taking more than a little inspiration from Moschino’s recent McDonald’s chic line, Eujean Cha has taken a hit of Anglicism and created a super British, super colourful range of outfits that look like they were made for fun. Think Kate Moross music videos that have been sent into outer space.
Double denim, or the infamous ‘Texan Tuxedo’ seems to be becoming more and more acceptable, and Jessica Campbell may soon have something to do with it. Her menswear line is practical (read: blue) but distinctly funky, loose fitting trousers with polka dot tops. Not sure about the ruffled trousers second from right, but hey. What’s fashion without a curveball?
Even without looking at her collection, Naomi Valentine’s name seems like a good fit. Her gorgeously coloured womenswear looks like it’s jumped straight from your Instagram page and onto the catwalk, all feminine metallics in gloriously vibrant fabrics. Like your cool drunk auntie at Christmas, Naomi Valentine is the eye catching yet fabulous designer of the bunch.
We’re not entirely sure what’s going on here. Sarah Fisher’s collection is a bit like Art Attack meets Hogwarts: completely ridiculous, but difficult to not find at least a little endearing. Though perhaps no full on outfits will find themselves on the high street any time soon, we’re big advocators of halternecks in menswear and multi-coloured horns…
This is definitely a line we can see Gaga going for. In fact, if she’s not on the phone commissioning Tianyi Li by the end of the week, then everything that’s been assumed about fashion is probably wrong. This is weeping widow meets Where The Wild Things Are couture, and although it’s pretty damn black, you can’t help but find it incredibly beautiful. A line for the bespoke fashion loving goth, perhaps.