Arts Editor: Christopher George
The Winchester School of Art, one of the UK's leading art and design institutions, an international centre for ideas and innovation reveals some impressive fashion designers during its BA runway show.
Ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide*, the University of Southampton is recognised as a global centre for in research and education.
Whilst pure form in combination with gender identity and fluidity continue to influence the face of contemporary fashion, the collections this year see a shift in mindset with the graduating fashion design students.
The reality of the world we live in has forced designers to reflect on the environment and the sustainability of their practise, as well as their own identity. Beauty and the aesthetic are no longer the only preoccupation of the creative mind;
This year, the design students have been heavily influenced by the notion of being a ‘Citizen of the World’ - their individual environmental and social responsibility. In parallel with this mindset designers have investigated and reflected upon their own personal and private worlds as well as politics, gender and society at large.
Utilitarian, loose details with oversized pockets working with the baggy fit.
A vintage working mans style, updated with the 80s reinterpretation along the way.
Soft pallet of creams and light mustard. Playful style and inventive design in knitwear.
Gender play with a futuristic narrative. The use of grey on the catwalk seems unstoppable, and a collection like this will only reenforce. Breathtaking.
Spectacularly casual !! A collection you can and will want to wear day in and day out. Easy fabrics, comfortable cuts and loose fittings. A statement look without the effort.
Glamour and Disco. Well they are the same!! Flowing fabrics with depth and texture. Beautiful cuts that hang perfectly on the body.
Bold and Red! Always a favourite choice and constantly referenced as stand out items on the catwalk. The choice of heavy fabrics in block red against the translucent softer fabrics and plaid , brought together in the same colour creating a genius creation.