Graduate Fashion Week: Nottingham Trent
Nottingham Trent was definitely amongst the best schools showing at Graduate Fashion Week yesterday. Throughout the day the talk in the press office remained a constant discussion of the disappointing standard at this year's event but Trent definitely managed to up the bar. Charlotte Rutherwood opened the show with a selection of beautiful desert-like prints on earthy tones on fringed dresses and jackets. Outerwear were structured but minimalist and were made interesting by the addition of fur sleeves and leather panels running down the front.
Sci-fi references reigned supreme throughout the show. Lauren Hogg presented an all-white collection with clean lines and simple shapes teamed with silver metal belts and headbands and sheer shirts nipped in at the waist with transparent belts.
The theme also cropped up in Kenji's collection where he experimented with lazer-cut leather pieces and white clinical tops and cropped trousers. Knitwear also appeared throughout and was executed the best by Kristabel Plummer. The collection featured a selection of pleated skirts teamed with knit tops in autumnal shades of olive, orange and red styled with brown leather backpack satchels, gold bangles and rich tones socks. Asher Sydenham incorporated Aztec prints on monochromatic knitwear tops teamed with knee length skirts and thick opaque tights.
Hellana Ross also worked with knitwear effectively showing a ultra feminine collection on lightweight fabrics in pinks and nudes with dresses coming with deep cut outs at the back.