The next generation of top fashion designers showed off their stunning designs in front of a packed audience at a fashion show held at Middlesex University.
Approximately 100 final year fashion and fashion textile students watched professional models exhibit their creations down the catwalk in front of an industry judging panel made up of Louise Gray, James Long and J JS Lee.
The students have spent around four months on their creations and this year the show included children's wear as well as addition to women's and menswear. Inspirations for each collection were wide ranging, including travellers and boxing/bare knuckle fighting, servitude, Afghan female freedom fighters and childhood memories.
The panel of judges selected 25 of the student designers to go through to a final fashion show to be held at the Middlesex University final year degree show at the Truman Brewery in Brick Lane, east London on Friday 7 June.
The imaginative creations included pearl covered shoes and hats, a fairytale themed children's dress and a pink, furry men's coat. The talented designers used a range of techniques including hand painting, digital printing, glitter screen printing and embroidery. They filled the catwalk with ruffles, lace, oversized handbags and sportswear.
Student Stevie Hockaday, whose theme was working class northerners, said: “It’s amazing to see it all come together as everyone’s worked so hard. I’ve been doing 17 hour days recently, so I’m exhausted, but it’s all worth it.”
Student Luke Anthony Rooney, whose collection was inspired by 1970’s disco and desserts such as Victoria sponges and trifles, said: “Before starting at Middlesex University I didn’t know how to make clothes and now I’m making a jump suit with 45 different panels! I’m so happy to be here and have gained a lot of skills and knowledge that I will be vital in the future.”
Both Stevie Hockaday and Luke Anthony Rooney will see their collections at the Truman Brewery in June.
Watch the fashion show video here.
Top: One of Luke Anthony Rooney’s collection
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