again I was at London Fashion Week for the latest collections from the
designers for AW14, and once again I was collaborating with LG to review
not only one, but four top designers showcasing at the BFC Somerset
House catwalk. The first one on my list was the very expressive arts
collections from the students at Central Saint Martins.
Every London Fashion Week we get the chance to experience
the potential talent of the future from the popular Fashion Design course at
Central Saint Martins. A course that boasts a gifted catalogue of alumni
including the likes of Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen and Mary Katrantzou
to name only a few, it is no wonder there’s always a buzz. Spotting the
ones to watch and providing the opportunity to witness some of the UK’s finest
fashion talent showcase their creations, it truly is a ‘must see’ of fashion
I’d once again had the privilege of reporting for LG and knowing that many past
students have developed on to work with great companies and establish
themselves as top designers I actually couldn’t wait.
A catwalk show that had such an eclectic mix of creations
and inspirations, it was clear there was major talent amongst these young
designers. A show mainly built upon art and reflection it was
interesting to see the diverse themes emerging with each collection.
The very talented Michael Power and Ondrej Adamek both scooped the L’Oreal
Professionel Creative Award, which was judged by none other than (alumni of
Central Saint Martins) Christopher Kane.
Michael Power showcased a lot of gothic rave inspired
pieces, with long draping articles teamed with colourful tubing.
Michael’s creations were very simple with colours but very eye catching
and dramatic. Ondrej Adamek delivered my
favourite collection of the set, displaying a colourful range of shiny fabrics,
soft edged shapes, gathered hems which happily drifted along the catwalk.
Even though Power and Adamek stood out the most, there were
other exciting designers, Drew Henry, Serena Gili, Graham Fan, Anita Hirlekar,
and Fiona Blakeman. Each designer
offered something new and invigorating making the show not just a fashion show
but a work of art.
What do you think of the collections?