GFW 2018 Day 3: The University of Brighton
At the University of Brighton, aspiring students can expect to partake in flourishing and well-established programmes in Fashion Design, Textile Design and Fashion Communication, all of which amalgamate the expansion of significant creative dexterities that encompass business experience, placement in the industry and an emphasis on ethnic values.
(Molly Bray right)
Students received a welcoming reception at Graduate Fashion Week 2018 that featured an enthusiastic atmosphere with a bevvy of vocal applauses and whistles witnessed amid the collections. Overall, the collections were predominantly infused with the application of energetic and eclectic colourings that were further awakened with investigational and innovative shaping’s and silhouettes: frequently identifying jackets with exaggerated shoulder details and asymmetrical pieces. A typically reoccurring sartorial look was to take a singular garment and intermix it with textures and patterns, a specific example being a gingham and leopard print jacket.
Student Molly Bray opened the 3:30 show with a six-piece collection that included a fountain of draping, ruching and puffy skirts, decorated in a riot of clashing oranges, reds and pinks. Anastasiia Olga-Gutnik’s vibrant and extensive array featured a collision of prints, psychedelics, textures and lengths that appeared wacky albeit wonderful. Maisie Edge favoured shades of red throughout her avant-garde menswear collection with a focus on headscarves and ties. Diaphanous sheers were styled with plastic tops at Isabella Kowalski, whist fierce and futuristic power dressing took the lead at Beth Duhigg, with super pointy shoulder detail, plunging deep V necklines and an infusion of shine and shimmer.
(Maisie Edge left)
Billy Tempest-Radford caught the attention of everyone with a collection drenched with personality and charm with bright colours and innovative fabrications and Anna Chandler focused on creative craft via her amazing caging constructions, featuring net-making, weaving and knitting techniques that were truly unique. Lucy Doherty channelled a fairy tale, frothy and frilly fashion story, Tanja Novak’s billowing and elongated puffer coats were a sight to behold and every piece from Sandrine Melville’s collection was as desirable as the next!
Sandrine Melville and Beth Duhigg
Words by Kate Farley
Images courtesy of University of Brighton