Middlesex University Graduate Fashion Show

Friday, I had the luxury of attending the graduate fashion show of Middlesex University London. The event was held at the very gorgeous and posh St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel. There was a pre-show cocktail party with really amazing food treats (mushroom filled cheese balls with olive oil were to die for!!!!) and really cool drinks (lots of bubbly champagne and other fruity drinks). I got to mingle with some fashion people, but my mission was to see the clothes.

As we take our seats and the photographers take their places to get their shots, I flip through the program which showcases 22 designers featuring the best in menswear, womenswear, and textile design. This is the greatest, but also the most nerve-racking moment in a designer’s career. This is the first time that they get to showcase all that they have learned and show the world their voice as designers. This is their moment with their first voice and these students, now graduates didn’t disappoint. Some looks I wasn’t sure of how they would translate on the street, but i can totally see all of these pieces in the stores like Selfridge’s, Harrod’s, and Harvey Nichols.

Each designer stood out, providing ready to wear and avant garde pieces and using unconventional materials (one designer used a sparkly theatre curtain for her creations). I managed to make a video of the show, but in uploading the video and the pictures, they were lost ,so this post will have some pics from the program. These were my favorites:

Amelia Bebbington-Fashion Design- Amazing pieces, mostly yellow, but totally fun!!!!

Amelia Bebbington-Fashion Design- Amazing pieces, mostly yellow, but totally fun!!!!

Sophie Lang- Fashion Textiles- Love the menswear pieces and the prints were amazing!!!!!

Sophie Lang- Fashion Textiles- Love the menswear pieces and the prints were amazing!!!!!

Hannah Vestin- Fashion Design- Love the bold use of red and the amazing hats that she created. I got to meet her and gush about her work!!!!

Hannah Vestin- Fashion Design- Love the bold use of red and the amazing hats that she created. I got to meet her and gush about her work!!!!

Ji Hye Heo- Fashion Design- Love her clean lines with pops of neon and color.

Ji Hye Heo- Fashion Design- Love her clean lines with pops of neon and color.

Chloe Smythe- Fashion Design- Her menswear pieces are "off da chain"!!!! Love the prints and the cuts of the pieces!!!!

Chloe Smythe- Fashion Design- Her menswear pieces are “off da chain”!!!! Love the prints and the cuts of the pieces!!!!

Robyn Underwood- Fashion Textiles- Love the softness of her fabrics and the shapes she is using.

Robyn Underwood- Fashion Textiles- Love the softness of her fabrics and the shapes she is using.

Ioannis Koseloglou- Fashion Textiles- LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE her pieces!!!! This print alone is AMAZEBALLS!!!! I need a bolt or two of this!!!!!!

Ioannis Koseloglou- Fashion Textiles- LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE her pieces!!!! This print alone is AMAZEBALLS!!!! I need a bolt or two of this!!!!!!

Detelina Stefanova- Fashion Textiles- Love the fun in the print and the party that's in the pieces!!!!

Detelina Stefanova- Fashion Textiles- Love the fun in the print and the party that’s in the pieces!!!!

Rhiannon Wakefield- Fashion Design- Love the use of the print and the contemporary take on the classic shift dress and jacket!!!

Rhiannon Wakefield- Fashion Design- Love the use of the print and the contemporary take on the classic shift dress and jacket!!!

There were lots of amazing pieces in the show and great ideas to take fashion to the next level. I hope to check out more graduate shows in the future and to wish well the designers that have graduated and showcased some amazing pieces. You are now the future of fashion. Let’s take it higher!!!!

Stay fashionable and sexy!!!!!

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