London College of Fashion MA show
The indisputable hero of the evening was Collection of the Year winner Manjit Deu, his feelgood collection with handstitched sculptural rectangular sequins went down a storm, stay tuned for an interview with the young graduate.
On|Off founder Lee Lapthorne -who took Nicola Roberts along as his date for the evening, explained why his company chose to collaborate with London College of Fashion:
"We approached LCF because they're passionate about sustainability and ethical fashion. We wanted to recycle our 10th anniversary banner and invited students to recreate one of their outfits using the banner."
"We approached the MA department because of their highly technical cuts, good fit it what On|Off is all about. I'd previewed the collections beforehand and Boudicca picked their favourites on the night, what we didn't know is we'd picked exactly the same four designers. Great minds think alike!"
Lee also gave us some sneaky info about On|Off's plans for London Fashion Week which we'll be revealing very soon! Now, onto the designers...
I could see Kate Yun Ju Ko's pleated chiffon dresses on the red carpet, but the shimmer and layered fabric added a high fashion slant. Hsiang Ju King's lasercut textured pieces were delightfully frothy, and I swear one of the pieces had laser cut paper people chain!
A combination of padded corsets, pleated sheers and fade-print tweed made Mi Hyun Park someone worth further investigation. Ji Yun Lapthorn's collection was a very subtly tongue in cheek homage to screen sirens, with Balmain-esque shoulders and luxurious drapery.