Our seats were right at the end of the catwalk, so we had a fantastic view of the models as they twirled and preened for the photographers. And thank goodness for those photographers because the images I'm including here were taken by them and not by me. Believe me, my photos were dreadful - oh so consistently blurry! Those models move fast! My poor iPhone just couldn't cope.
Back to the catwalk: there were 23 incredibly talented graduate designers each showing six outfits for autumn/winter. There was a lot of amazingly elaborate knitwear, coats and a general wintry feel to many of the collections. But not all of them! Colour pallets ranged from Kim Cooper's all white collection (soz, no pics) to Jennifer Diederich's 90's rave-esque bright primary colours. Vanina Yankova's pastel knitwear collection was accessorised with awesome mega-winged glasses and Katy Whitehead's elegant cocktail dresses were just beautiful. However, the showstopper for me was a billowing red gown and black leather jacket ensemble by Kelly Walker. Absolutely. Stunning. Enough of my jibber jabber, I'll let the pictures do the talking. Behold:
|Top: Naomi Lewis / Nathan Roberts|
Bottom: Olivia Baker / Joseph Horton
|Vanina Yankova: with wings!|
|Top: Thea Sanders|
Bottom: Ryan Farrell
|Katy Whitehead - love love love|
|Kelly Walker: THAT dress|
So.. what do you think? Who are your favourite designers of what I've shown you?
All pictures by David Baird.
Eternal thanks to Bright Light PR.