Here we are at the final post featuring last Tuesday’s London College of Fashion BA Graduate show, featuring the work of 25 designers selected from the womenswear, menswear and surface textiles degree courses. Today there are only a couple of images that we wanted to feature. I’m sure that’s probably a relief after so many image heavy posts over the past few days!
So, here we are with the show finale and the awards presentation. Firstly came the award sponsored by Barnett Lawson for ‘Best Use of Trimmings’. This was won by Charlotte Barry, and deservedly so. her collection was stunning in its balance between subtlety and sophistication while also being incredibly decorative and textural. Charlotte didn’t come forward to have her photo taken so instead we’ve swiped an image from her online portfolio.
Next was the Biddle Sawyer Silks award for ‘Innovative Use of Textiles’ and this was won by Stine Riis. This was a particularly proud moment for our Creative Director who was recently mentoring Stine. The collection was absolutely beautiful, although it was amongst the collections that featured real fur (sponsored by Saga who work with incredibly high ethical standards). See more about Stine’s winning collection here.
Finally there was the award for the ‘Collection of the Year’, and we didn’t know which way this was going to go. There were so many exciting and innovative collections to choose from, all of which had been incredibly beautifully realized. We certainly didn’t envy the judges their job! The award went to Wun Wun Nova Chiu for her colourful, textural and energetic collection that was inspired by undiscovered Chinese cultures blended with architectural references, titled ‘Shangri-Ladida’. Read more of her inspiration behind this gorgeous collection here.