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AFW: Chelsea College of Art & Design

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Friday 23rd April – Students from Chelsea College of Art & Design presented their latest collection, entitled Modern Folk.

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May 19th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

AFW: Imanni Da Silva

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Friday 23rd April – Imanni Da Silva presented a collection inspired by “the world of fetish and burlesque. Intriguing couture corsets combined with glamorous evening wear”.

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May 19th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

AFW: Wilfried Pletzinger

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Friday 23rd April – Swedish designer Wilfried Pletzinger presented “a colourful and exciting recycled sportswear collection where traditional garments get draped and laced up. Contrast turns these items into a collection with a dynamic and eccentric silhouette”.

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May 19th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

AFW: Toni Ann Haines

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Friday 23rd April – Walsall College of Art & Design graduate Toni Ann Haines presented Based on Love, which portrays “the stages of relationships, from shy and quiet to loss of ambition and funding unknown confidence”.

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May 19th, 2010 at 3:39 pm

AFW: Olivia Grogan

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Friday 23rd April – University of Northampton Textiles graduate Olivia Grogan presented Urban Submersion (Electric Innovation) – “Inspired by the rising sea levels and the lost city of Atlantis; the combination of hard architectural images against bright sea life creates an innovative visual base. An electric mix of ladies wear”.

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May 19th, 2010 at 3:13 pm

AFW: Viveka Goyanes

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Friday 23rd April – Institucion Artistica de Ensenanza Fashion Design graduate Viveka Goyanes brought her Brummella the Dandella collection from Salamanca in Spain – “A combination of historic attire, urban fashion and the aesthetics of art. This collection attempts to de-contextualize the masculine role and instil in it a new discourse of feminine elegance where retro and avant-garde looks are mixed and adapted to the requirements of modern life”.

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May 18th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

AFW: Waltham Forest College

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Friday 23rd April – BTEC National Diploma Fashion & Clothing students from Waltham Forest College presented Sock it to me (Make Do and Mend) – “An inventive collection of dresses ad separates made from patterned socks. The shapes of socks have been used to create innovative shapes and ideas which represent the economic climate we live in today where ingenuity and recycling is at the forefront.

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May 18th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

AFW: Elizabeth Wilcox

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Friday 23rd April – Leeds College of Art and Design Fashion & Clothing graduate Elizabeth Wilcox presented Transform – “A designer sportswear collection that endorses investment dressing, creating a capsual wardrobe that can be built upon through the seasons by adding or subtracting the adaptable garments. Fast fashion is crowding the market and it’s time to create fashion that lasts”.

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May 18th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

AFW: Astrid Amalie Juliussen

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Friday 23rd April – Denmark-based Bournemouth University Fashion & Textiles graduate Astrid Amalie Juliussen presented a collection characterised by “a soft feminine draped look with an edgy twist to the collars and mecklines resembling big scarves. The playful urban print gives the collection a ‘stylish attitude'”.

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May 18th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

AFW: Sarina Hosking

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Friday 23rd April – Sarina Hosking, who studied Costume for Screen & Stage at The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, presented Beauty and the Beast – “A collection based on a modern, smartly-tailored Little Red Riding Hood. Rather than being threatened by the wolf, she finds him alluring and attractive, questioning the stereotype of beauty. The Beast is depicted by the tailcoat and rough patchwork. Beauty is depicted within the feminine 50s-influenced silhouette, ruffles, bows and sparkles”.

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May 18th, 2010 at 8:26 pm