With the stands full to the brim, it was time for Brighton University’s Fashion Design students to showcase their work.
Opening the show was Trevor Tam with collection consisting of pastel colours and vertical stripes. His detailing included sailor collars and striped coin wallets. Tam’s collection was inspired by a hazy spring picnic.
Sian Robinson’s collection saw one model walk out in a zip lock bag, which was a small indication of the plastic crisis. Using Sainsburys’ signature orange colour, Sian covered some of her trench coats in a layer of film and others were reinterpretations of the classic British style.
Andy Froud’s collection, ‘AESTHETE’ included a sublimation pleated duster jacket, printed in an unusual way that resembled laddered fabric. Each model had an aspect of this print. His collection featured a longline, grey blazer covered in a strip of green laddered fabric.
Kelly Langridge intertwined technology into her collection. Models walked with spinning lampshade skirts and lampshade masks. Other models wore garments that moved with them, because the fabric was held up by thin sticks that flicked out with each movement.
Vee Hayward’s collection included a colour assortment of deep blues and greens. Not a slither of skin was shown, except for the pinhole eyes, creating a slick fit and a mysterious atmosphere.
This was followed by an impressive collection by Dorothy Williams. She used canvases as the foundation of her collection. Models walked as still life garments intertwined with the canvas behind them.
Written by Chloe Ford