Graduate Fashion Week - UCCA Epsom
When presenting a graduate collection I think that the atmosphere is key to creating the right impression of the clothing. Students from UCCA Epsom succeeded in this and presented outstanding quality of designs.
Twenty graduates showed their collection to a packed theatre on Monday afternoon. The most memorable designs were the last on the catwalk and were created by Oliver Volquardsen. His clothing (pictured above) took inspiration from Japanese Geisha mixed with eighties power dressing.
Volquardsen created tight, wet look maxi dresses with shoulder pads and Japanese print tie waists. He also presented menswear including tailored trousers with a tie waist band and crisp shirts. At the end of the show the lights were dimmed to reveal the glow-in-the dark properties of the padded jackets.
Kerry Cooke (who's creations are pictured above) took inspiration from military wear, particuarly RAF pilots to produce a collection of maxi dresses. The models strutted down the catwalk to Kasabian's 'Shoot the runner', The dresses were accessorised with noise cancelling headphones and flying goggles.
A menswear collection by Jonathon Parsons fused Clockwork Orange and 1970's punk. Nearly all of the outfits included classic red tartan and used a limited pallet of black, white and red. The final piece to be shown from the collection was a tartan ring-master jacket.