For the first show of the day, Birmingham City University showed off some amazing talent on the SmartFocus catwalk. Everything from rosy-pink prom queens in extreme pleats to light, reflective stain-glass windows in autumnal warm shades.
We saw some interesting collections including polystyrene stuffed PVC and puffa coats with mustard yellow fur patches. There was a nautical cream line-up with sailors knots binding around the body, with hints of ocean blues and burnt orange. Futuristic tie-dye demin contoured the figure and school boy, longline blazers graced the runway in stormy greys, all paired with white ankle socks and patent black sandals.
Pastel garments were embroidered with patchwork slogans, and fun frills caught a lot of attention at the end of the show, as did the Japanese blossom tree florals and red ribbons that wrapped around the models up to their necks.
A real array of colour, pattern and flawless design from Birmingham City graduates.
Words by Isabel Woodrow-Young