Taking place in the awe-inspiring Royal College of Surgeon’s, to the accompanying live music performance by Haelos. The classical wooden panels of the hall were given a contemporary edge, as the backdrop and runway centrepiece were composed of fragments of broken glass, which reflected the contemporary edge of LCF’s aspiring designers. The London College of Fashion is a hot bed of talent – what happens here is witnessed by designers worldwide and these young designers will be snapped up by the top fashion houses for their creativity.
A selection of the London College of Fashion’s undergraduates, were asked to display their work for the Womenswear show this year. Each collection channeled the personality of the designer.
Zhixian Wang created a collection of bright orange and white padded duvet and pillow formations transformed into beautiful bows and quite stunning outfits. Some models carried balloons, which added to the playful element.
Chinese silk prints and rich gold velvet accompanied the crisp black and white structured tailoring of Penin Isildak’s collection. This collection was sharp and smart. The most stunning Chinese inspired printed silk over the knee boots were a personal favourite of mine.Yawen Qian’s collection of structured white and grey outfits were inspired by hospital attire. With a clean and clinical feel to the collection, the culottes and wide legged trousers were paired with carefully constructed tops, with high necks and open backs.
Ning Xu created a sporty collection of royal blues and yellows. Matched with clean white trainers, the collection oozed sports chic and made as wish that we were headed to the slopes.
Kirim Yun was the personal favourite of mine, baby pink dresses with full skirts and beautiful pleating and delightful frill detailing. Her entire collection was fresh, feminine and utterly fabulous.