The atmosphere was filled with cheers accompanied by the dramatic choice of music crafted to fit each graduates collections. As well as the careful positioning of the models in the show, stopping halfway through to showcase the designs for longer.

The models hair had continuous clips in and they were styled to compliment the pieces, which kept the collections modern and consistent. The models make-up was a dewy look with a black dot underneath the eyes for a dramatic effect.

Nottingham Trent has over 40 years' expertise in the areas of Fashion and Knitwear Design and this was demonstrated in the frequent choice of knitwear throughout the show.  Experimentation with shape was visible throughout the catwalk with a popular choice of long sleeves frequently shown. Sleeves were a widespread design with puffy sleeves, long and split sleeves all being shown in the show. Techniques that were well visited by the graduates were wrap and tie, detailed embroidery and frills.

The university has had previous graduates at Graduate Fashion Week for example Kendall Baker who won the Matalan Visionary Knitwear award. 


Words by Emily Bone  

Photography by Becky Mukerji