Its 60th year, fashion at Northumbria University, is renowned for its innovative courses and strong links in the fashion industry. With an award winning building with excellent workshops, placements for students in the industry are implemented in the UK, US, Europe and Asia. Alumni graduates employed in brands such as Burberry, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren and Alexander McQueen.
The show provided an insight to the collections featuring six looks looking at menswear and womenswear, displaying a range of specialisms; pattern cutting, fully-fashioned knitwear and printed fashion fabrics. The garments from all the collections featured decorative stitching, leather coats and chains as well as pattern transfers and intricate embellishments.
The assortments of garments featured a range of colours, from vibrant pinks and neon’s to the popular use of khaki. A lot of contrasting colours used, created a vibrant scene. The models make-up contributed the bright colours with vivid, emphasised use of blush and lipstick in a ultra violet shade.
The choice of music for each graduates collection suited the garments creating good communication with the audience. The positive atmosphere was matched with the fast paced pop music played during the catwalk. The pieces worked together as a collection displaying the message to the audience.
Headwear was a common accessory used, ranging from flower headbands, big bow, scissors to a bull mask.
Words by Emily Bone
Photography by Becky Mukerji