LCF BA Fashion Show: Sleek n Chic
With a futuristic silver catwalk and a high standard of design throughout the LCF put on a highly polished operation that could rival any Fashion Week show.
Attracting a fantastic industry turn-out tutors and staff were left standing as every seat was filled. The front row saw the likes of Stuart Rose, Harold Tillman, Mohamed Al Fayed, along with Jane Shepherdson, who recently announced her involvement with ethical fashion label, People Tree.
Models returned to the old-school with proper catwalking, hand-on-hip poses, slick up-dos and dramatic eyes. So little time and so many ideas – we were indeed spoilt for choice, in fact, it was much like going to a large exhibition and being hit with information overload. From heavy mohair, quilts, crochets and tweeds to fine Grecian pleats, lurex and latex. The references were just as diverse with hints of multiple influences combined within each collection.
Michela Carraro got the audience nodding in approval to her heavily embellished pieces featuring studwork, fringing and pleating. William Tempest combined sex shop with ladylike couture, while Isabella Lundbergâ€™s romantic florals were modernized with strong bouffant silhouettes.
Dramatic, oversized shapes featured throughout as did attention to shoulders, layering, unusual detailing and yes, a dash of the 80s. Appropriately the show ended in a bling fest with Ni Qu displaying rich golds, purples and pinks, like a box of Quality Street the collection was high on shine, pattern and embellishment.
All the collections along with all the work from the various LCF Honours and Foundation Degree courses will be exhibited at the college during July. Check the website for details:
The London College of Fashion also has a stand at Graduate Fashion Week.
Images by Hugh Oâ€™Malley