The Grazia Fashion Team hit the front row last night to watch The University of Westminster’s Fashion BA graduate show and what a TREAT it was.
Harry Pontefract opened the show for womenswear and took us all back to the 1800s with a collection which ranged from frayed cream canvases to rusty buckles and distressed leather. Harry’s stand out moment came when a model marched down the runway wearing a sheer skirt embellished with shell like pieces, which gradually shattered with every step.
Hannah Fickling sent out 6 redheaded chaps covered head to toe in an array of our favourite colours from the Quality Street tin. What more could we ask for? The fudge bronze, toffee gold and strawberry cream red combined with the electro music to give a futuristic feel to his collection.
Next down the runway was Valeska Collado. We’re talking oversized Vinyl and a lot of it! The choice of pale blues, pastel pinks and mint greens were juxtaposed with the harsh structured shapes, creating amazing silhouettes for us all to capture on camera.
Georgina Atkinson’s six looks certainly had a modern feel. Even though she opted for sharp geometric prints the designer cleverly stuck to just four bold colours, demonstrating precise eye.
Last, but not least, along came Mary Benson. Her collection was by far the most eccentric of them all and some may say the fairest of them all! Benson’s metallic ball gowns, embroidered with iridescent patterns, made us all feel like we had just walked on set of Cinderella- every little girls dream! Each look was topped off with a different Perspex headpiece, which in some way, related to the Disney classic. In Mary Benson’s fairy tale the Princess shall all go to the ball.
Overall, the Westminster BA Fashion graduates put on a fabulous show. Congratulations all! See our favourite bits in the gallery above...