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Graduate Fashion Week 2017: Day 3 – University of Brighton


2017 brighton Sophia MingoiaSophia Mingoia (left) opened the show in true unorthodox, Brighton bravura. Entitled “Différance”, the six-piece luxury, tailored collection focused on a tonal, jewelled colour palette, elongated lines, sumptuous flared trousers and quirky headpieces via a fluted edged lampshade. Jazz Read echoed an almost all-white, ruffled-infused menswear show that projected a modern flamboyance. Flouncy, tiered ruffles came in layer upon layer from Samantha Snow who manipulated netting with wool in a bevvy of alluring gowns, reminiscent of Vivienne Westwood.

2017 brighton lucy chartersA playful collection by Lucy Charters (right) kept the fashion celebration going, with every girl parading a party hat, styled with pretty, pastel diaphanous gowns, shirts and trousers, combined with a girlish tailoring, entitled “Self Contained”. Arabian luxe styling juxtaposed with a streetwear vibe radiated throughout Hannah Attalah’s showcase. We saw swishing, pleated skirts with metallic, jacquard prints and jumpers with extended arms to match, along with a corresponding blue silk robe that was a true standout. Bomber jackets arrived rendered in the same eye-catching patterns, whilst oversized trousers were emblazoned with “Haniko”, the name of the designer’s collection.

Tonal dressing was noted by a number of graduates and was delivered particularly well by Tamara Henrikson, who channelled the stone spectrum and was seen on nonchalant tailored pieces including, oversized pantaloons, fitted jackets, duster coats, dresses and jumpsuits. A pop of orange and yellow adorned the accessories via unfussy slippers.

2017 brighton james parkerA cross between the Power Rangers and futuristic space suits was the vibe from James Parker (left), who incorporated what appeared to resemble plastic metallics, rubber latex along with other synthetic materials. Branding was key, with the designer’s name splashed across his six-piece showcase.

2017 brighton Olivia BradleyOlivia Bradley (right) was a personal favourite of mine, the proud father to whom I was seated next to. An exceptionally feminine and expertly crafted assembly of royal-worthy pieces, bedecked in luxurious gold brocades, fine silks and pillowed ruffles. Fitted skirt suits, pastel pink bodycon dresses and off-the-shoulder structured peplum tops styled with delicate gloves and gold shiny shoes all contributed to a wonderfully “Prim” collection. The grandiose, floor-sweeping coat was a sight to behold. Rendered in a candy pink mohair, the structurally impressive garment with statement shoulders, a scattering of sparkling diamantes and a crown to match was the one that attracted the attention of all fashionistas and industry press alike.

Words by Katie Farley

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