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Held at vintage fashion stomping ground and urban chic location Brick Lane in the heart of East London, this week saw the American InterContinental University London Fashion Show and in true Catwalk Queen form we arrived in time to enjoy a glass of Pimms just before the runway show started

It was clear to see the international flavour and variety coming through in the designs from the American InterContinental students with a range of styles, techniques, shapes and textures that spanned the weird to the wonderful. A favourite designer of ours was Juliet Carmen Taksnes, who pursued a notion of a "Hell's Angel crossed with English Rose"; a clever combination of sheer flowing fabrics, with hard edged studs, chains and leather provided a mix of delicate beauty and rebellion. Another stand out designer was Mandkhai Jargalsaikhan, who used minimal base garments with wild knit elements for a sophisticated yet nomadic city girl look. Hillary Hanks' use of a space age feel with synthetic materials in modern organic shapes also proved to be a show stopper.

You can see some of the student designs above, or click below the jump for some backstage snaps! The future appears bright for new upcoming design talent from around the world however with the London College of Fashion's own BA graduate show next week keep your eye out for some equivalent stand outs.

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