Birmingham City University’s students presented a catwalk show full of talent and personality this afternoon. Zainab Girach opened up the show with a colourful collection that showed strong skiwear influences. Girach’s oversized gowns were soon followed by the work of Emma Buckley.

Buckley’s models walked the runway to Vivaldi’s Viola D’Amore. Her use of bright colours complimented her beautiful illustrations that adorned her collection. In addition, translucent jewel inserts were used to embellish the collection. Similar embellishments were used by Emma Franklin, who showed us a refreshing collection that, with it’s light colours, infused the audience with positive Summer thoughts.

In a vibrant explosion, Megan Hadfield’s fluro garments walked the runway to Identity by X-Ray Spex. Other highlights from the show include Marcus Deaville’s menswear line, which touched the theme of cross-dressing and broke the boundaries of traditional masculinity with it’s feminine lines and prints.

Meera Popa’s intricate fringing animated the stage in a lovely showcase of mustard, blue and black menswear garments. Uroos Jamal’s womenswear collection combined oversized lines and very pale colours with the application of more vibrant geometric embroideries.

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Katryn Evans’ collection was once again a beautiful display of deconstructed masculinity, and her garments saw a combination of striped patterns and PVC floral applications.

Amy Plant closed the show with her collection inspired by the different phases of David Hockney’s life, and when asked about her experience at GFW19 she said “it was incredible, such an emotional moment! In the future, I hope to be working more and more and I am happy that this experience at GFW19 will open many more doors for my career”.

Written by Sara Liberati

Photography by Jade Berry and Nicholas Kristiansen