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GFW: Chloe Jones

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Wednesday 13th June – Bath Spa University fashion design graduate Chloe Jones won both the Womenswear award and the £20,000 Gold award at Graduate Fashion Week’s gala awards event last night. Her collection, entitled Our father who art in heaven, was inspired by Gothic architecture, stained glass windows and the ethereal figures that inhabit them,  combining sportswear with couture, in shades of grey, pairing hoodies with silk dresses.

 

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June 14th, 2012 at 11:45 am

GFW: Riona Horrox

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Wednesday 13th June – Riona Horrox from Edinburgh College of Art won the Menswear award at Graduate Fashion Week, with a collection entitled Jack the Lad. Having completed her BA Fashion degree, Riona now moves to London’s Royal College of Art, where she will study for her Masters, specialising in Menswear Design.

 

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June 14th, 2012 at 11:06 am

Rory Longdon

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Wednesday 8th June – Rory Longdon from Nottingham Trent University won the Gold Award at this year’s Graduate Fashion Week, earning him £20,000. He will also have the opportunity to create a capsule collection for sponsors George at Asda.

 

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June 10th, 2011 at 10:43 am

Marissa Owen

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Wednesday 8th June – Marissa Owen from the University of Central Lancashire won the Womenswear Award at this year’s Graduate Fashion Week.

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June 10th, 2011 at 10:25 am

Felix Chabluk Smith

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Wednesday 8th June – Felix Chabluk Smith from the Edinburgh College of Art won the Menswear Award at this year’s Graduate Fashion Week.

 

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June 10th, 2011 at 10:03 am

Dominique Kral

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Wednesday 8th June – Dominique Kral from Northbrook College won the Zandra Rhodes Catwalk Textiles Award at Graduate Fashion Week.

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June 10th, 2011 at 9:36 am

GFW: Jemma Page

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Sunday June 6th – University of Northumbria graduate (and Pringle of Scotland Design Competition winner) Jemma Page’s knitwear collection at Graduate Fashion Week 2010.

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June 16th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

GFW: Johanna Greenish

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Sunday June 6th – University of East London graduate Johanna Greenish‘s collection at Graduate Fashion Week 2010 was entitled “Unfold”.

Taking inspiration from the art world, my collection explores the effect of folding and unfolding fabric by creating shapes that combine harsh geometric lines with linear curves. Layers of fabric are used to create garments that change into something new with movement. The imperfection of the hand painted fabric with its lack of complete mastery over the final effect allows for something to happen that is unique and individual.

Contact: jojo744 [at] live.co.uk / 0757 838 5156

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June 16th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

GFW: Bunmi Olaye

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Sunday June 6th – University of East London graduate Bunmi Olaye‘s collection at Graduate Fashion Week 2010 was entitled “Matriarchy”.

Inspiration: ‘Matriachy’ sets the scene for an Autumn/Winter 2010 collection celebrating female empowerment and domination with a feeling of escapism and culture fusions between Nigeria and Great Britain. A fascination with the leopard masquerade (Ekpe) from the South East of Nigeria, Calabar. A cultural and historical phenomenon that was once the former government in pre-colonial Nigeria. The Ekpe cult was once rumoured to have been a women’s only cult initially but which is run by men today. A cultural icon for empowering women in Calabar, Nigeria, was Scottish missionary Mary Slessor. A matriarchal figure in a revolutionary period of Queen Victoria. Think power, royalty, status and ultimate femininity. This philosophy brings about a collection that is luxurious and feminine, with a wild and untameable spirit influenced by the masquerade.

Style: The feeling of a warrior-like woman in power. The look plays with new proportions and the pairing of very different fabrics, precious materials such as cotton raffia, bells and beads, silks, sheep fur and woven wools with unexpected details. Rich colours and vibrant prints with a hairy look; red, black, white and burnt ochre with a monochrome effect in parts and unusual pom-poms. Power dressing takes a new form with a Victorian silhouette. A contemporary twist, strong shoulders and sleeves, enhanced waist and an exaggerated silhouette.

Contact: bunmi.olaye [at] bunmikoko.com / Natalie Whorms or Gemma Waters at the Outside Organisation – 0207 436 3633

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June 16th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

GFW: Holly Keepfer

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Sunday June 6th – University of East London graduate Holly Keepfer‘s collection at Graduate Fashion Week 2010 was entitled “Sensory Symmetrics”.

“Sensory Symmetrics” focuses on the connection of spirituality with science to create an artistic interpretation of the human body. Through using microscopic images this gave an insight in to the detail and textures in the body. Combining graphics of cat scans and spiritual elliptical photos the human hormone, respiratory system, complex vein and artery networks I have developed an idea of using a characterized arrangement of colored thread strung between points to form abstract geometric patterns or representational designs such as the bodies anatomy.

Contact: hollykeepfer [at] hotmail.com / 07968 987967

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June 16th, 2010 at 1:43 pm