Norwich University of the Arts is a specialist University offering degrees in Art, Design and Media subjects from a campus in the heart of the city of Norwich. NUA is dedicated to providing practice-based, studio-led, vocational courses supported by contemporary workshops, which allows students to enter an exciting and challenging community of artists, designers, and makers who share their passions and interests.
Beginning with a video presentation to start the BA Fashion graduates catwalk, which showed slow motion of the garments to produce to introduce the university. The show consisted of a loud beat to set an excited atmosphere. With garments in a variety of shapes and multiple patterns, the show left the audience cheering throughout. A wide variety of skilled techniques were presented with intricate detailed embroidery being shown.
A smokey eye makeup look on the models set the dramatic tone, with vibrant colours including neon clear plastics in pinks and yellow. Some issue-based garments were showcased, such as Beckie Jordan, whose garments appeared to be inspired by a lack of equality. Trousers preaching ‘love’ and bags with typography messages of “Stop terrorising our world” presented good communication of messages across the clothing. Other messages regarded the inequality for the least wealthy.
Esme Evans had a royal family theme in her collection, featuring prints of the queen onto chiffon complimented by tiaras and jewels to complete the style.
Words by Emily Bone
Photography by Becky Mukerji