Monday, 29 June 2009

LCF grad show '09

On Thursday 4th June, London College of Fashion showed their graduate collections in the mighty Flower Cellars of Covent Garden. As the 28 collections walked on by, a few overriding themes popped up, as I suppose is inevitable in shows from one school. There was plentiful use of stiff woollen/felt fabrics, statement structure defined the majority of collections with special emphasis on top heavy designs; you couldn’t run or hide from big shoulders here the consistent shape was upside-down ice-cream, all big-rounded shoulders and peg trousers, and finally cut-outs or all descriptions really found their place here.

From the finite laser-cut detailing shown by Irene Brandt, to missing parts as shown by Kim Hughson’s Jackets sans shoulders, to Annick Littlewoods’ House of Holland inspired circle cut-outs to the two collections (on Ying Lai and Hannah Beth Stenberg) featuring a denim jacket consisting only of its seams (hmmm).

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