Bethan Smith by Dee Andrews.
This year, for the first time, Latitude Festival will be hosting repeat runs of the graduate fashion shows from Central Saint Martins and Chelsea College of Art and Design: lovingly reproduced on a special catwalk by the lake near the Waterfront Stage.
Don’t miss this opportunity to catch some of the best up and coming fashion designers showcasing their work in such a wonderful setting, so very far from the usual hubbub associated with urban fashion shows.
Of course I couldn’t resist putting a sneak preview of the best designers out to a host of illustrators…
Sorcha O’Raghallaigh by Abigail Daker.
Check the amazing chiffon head-dressed swirling layers from Sorcha O’Raghallaigh, all based on the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. We particularly loved Sorcha’s stuff in this previous blog post.
Zoe Sherwood by Lisa Stannard.
or fabulous feathers and dip dyeing from Zoe Sherwood – all based on the different stages of a bird in flight
Anne Karine Thorbjoernsen by Dee Andrews.
or how about Russian Constructivist theory transferred into stunning spiked dresses courtesy of Anne Karine Thorbjoersen?
Felipe Rojas Llanos by Yuann Shen.
not to mention the couture influenced pod shaped menswear from Felipe Rojas Llanos
and from Chelsea College of Art and Design
Bethan Smith by Dee Andrews.
Look out especially for sculptural textiles from Bethan Smith, inspired by Native American ceremonial dress
Beth Parry by Rachel Clare Price.
twisted knitwear from Beth Parry
Lauren T-Franks by Barbara Ana Gomez.
contemporary folklore from Lauren T-Franks
Sophie Parker by Abigail Daker.
wide-checked pants and quilted capes from Sophie Parker
Nichola Orchard by Donna McKenzie.
ruffled and bumped accessories inspired by skin and mountain ranges from Nichola Orchard
Ellen Chatelain by Lisa Stannard.
knitted patchwork stripey jumpsuits inspired by 1960s science fiction from Ellen Chatelain
Shawana Grosvenor by Sine Skau.
and creamy circular tailoring from Shawana Grosvenor.
Models will be provided by Elite, which might well excite the man in your life… and this major model agency will also be scouting the festival for the next big thing. Ooo-eeeee. Will you be down by the lakeside this weekend?
Abigail Daker, Anne Karine Thorbjoersen, Barbara Ana Gomez, Beth Parry, Bethan Smith, catwalk, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Art and Design, Dee Andrews, Donna McKenzie, Elite Models, Ellen Chatelain, Fashion Show, Felipe Rojas Llanos, Graduate Show, Latitude Festival, Lauren T-Franks, Lisa Stannard, models, Nichola Orchard, Rachel Clare Price, Russian Constructivism, Shawana Grosvenor, Sine Skau, Sophie Parker, Sorcha O'Raghallaigh, Waterfront Stage, Yuann Shen, Zoe Sherwood
- Latitude 2010: Chelsea College of Art and Design Catwalk Review
- Latitude 2010: Central Saint Martins Catwalk Review
- R. D. Franks – R.I.P?
- Graduate Fashion Week 2010: Kensington and Chelsea College Millinery
- Bethan Juliff, Knitwear Designer Extraordinaire: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview