Posts Tagged ‘Graduate Fashion Week 2010’

Graduate Fashion Week Interview: Nottingham Trent’s Phoebe Thirlwall

Miranda Williams talks to Graduate Fashion Week star and Nottingham Trent graduate Pheobe Thirlwall, about her inspiration, her collection, and what's up next…

Written by Miranda Williams



Knitwear design student Phoebe Thirlwall was an unquestionable highlight of Graduate Fashion Week 2010. Her work demonstrated an impressive level of craftsmanship, receiving recognition even before the shows when one of her dresses was photographed by Rankin. Phoebe’s final collection, consisting of six looks, was a feast of beautiful and intricate knitwear. I caught up with Phoebe to learn a little more about the work that went into her final collection, and after the chaos of that week, what she plans to do next!

Graduate Fashion Week is a fantastic opportunity for students. How did it feel to have your work selected for the show?
It was really exciting because I had never expected to be selected, and when I found out I was obviously over the moon. It made such a difference to see my work on a raised catwalk, it felt so professional, and although I was really nervous when it went out, it was a great feeling to see it up there and being photographed. It is an amazing opportunity for students and it is a shame that everyone doesn’t… read more

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Graduate Fashion Week: Ravensbourne

It's back to Graduate Fashion Week for a moment with a look at the Ravensbourne show - featuring a winning menswear collection and Dame Viv…

Written by Jonno Ovans

Vivienne Westwood, illustrated by Kerry Lemon
While things like free booze and miniature pies are thoroughly good perks of a fashion week, it is also completely inevitable that you somehow manage …

Graduate Fashion Week: Birmingham and Salisbury

Teddy bears and cartoon characters feature in this nostalgic penultimate show report from Graduate Fashion Week, at Birmingham and Salisbury, on Tuesday 8 June 2010

Written by Jonno Ovans

After trying to rid myself of the triffid-like water bottles by drinking them, after the Ravensbourne show, I spent most of the Birmingham and Salisbury-shared show needing the loo but …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: London College of Fashion Graduate Natalie Rae

Sally Mumby-Croft celebrates Natalie Rae's accomplished collection with a conversation discussing her creative inspiration and ethical fashion credentials

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Natalie Rae graduated from the London College of Fashion 2010 class with a BA in fashion design technology (Womenswear). The designer caught Amelia’s Magazine’s attention for her stance against the …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: The Gala Show Finale!

After 20 shows, 40 exhibition stands and some incredible British fashion talent, it was time to find out who scooped the top prizes at Graduate Fashion Week, on Wednesday 9 June…

Written by Matt Bramford

Nicola Roberts, illustrated by Jenny Robins
So it was time to wrap up what was a pretty crazy week in the form of the Graduate Fashion Week Gala Show. After making …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: Bath Spa

Bath Spa explode onto the Graduate Fashion Week scene on Tuesday 8 June, with 1920s glitz, European nobilty AND lampshades on heads... AGAIN!

Written by Nina Joyce

Ruth Strugnell
Bath Spa’s electric and original collections show they’re not afraid to mix things up at Graduate Fashion Week. 
Bath Spa began with all guns blazing for their boutique show with …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: UCLAN Central Lancashire

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) served up a treat on Sunday 6 June at Graduate Fashion Week, with a roaring tribute to beautiful Blighty, complete with union jacks to wave…

Written by Lauren Smith

Danielle Reed, illustrated by Gabriel Ayala
The Central Lancashire show was an upbeat, patriotic affair. Models strutted down the catwalk to a stonking soundtrack provided by students from the performing arts …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: UCA Rochester

Reigning champions UCA Rochester pack a punch with their Graduate Fashion Week show on Monday 7 June, featuring skeletal masks, beautiful displays of colour and exquisite tailoring…

Written by Matt Bramford

Emma Box, illustrated by Lesley Barnes
So, reigning champions (or at least winners of 2009 Gold Award) UCA Rochester took to the catwalks on Tuesday to show their wares in a …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: Manchester

A breathtaking display of technique and ingenuity from the Manchester Graduates. Let the summer of volume and romance begin!

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Rebecca Thompson’s exquisite stitching played with long hemlines, structured trousers and outsized neckerchiefs in this elegantly minimal collection consisting only of grey and white.

Knitwear had a strong presence …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: East London

University of East London kicked off Graduate Fashion Week on Sunday 6 June, with whole load of interesting collections, including urban warriors, upmarket travellers, and Victorian missionaries…

Written by Lauren Smith

Live illustration of the UEL front row, by Lauren Macaulay
Kicking off Graduate Fashion week, the East London Show was a blend of slick, commercially-minded pieces, and the challenging designs this …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: Middlesex

There was modern menswear, patchwork and Americana at the Middlesex University Graduate Fashion Week Show, on Tuesday 8 June…

Written by Jemma Crow

Rebecca McClure, illustrated by Alli Coate
There was more than one graduate show going on during Tuesday evening… it was time for some Middlesex action. After Northampton, they had some stiff …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: Northampton

On Northampton's catwalk at Graduate Fashion Week it was chocolate colours, Dynasty and Nirvana, on Tuesday 8 June 2010

Written by Jemma Crow

Garry Butterfield, photographed by Matt Bramford
We are almost at the end of Graduate Fashion Week for another year, but there’s still plenty of talent left to see. 
After hearing that one …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: Bournemouth

The collections provided a lesson in Print Making and structural design and the arrival, perhaps of childrenswear at Graduate Fashion Week?!

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustrated by Katie Harvey
Rachael Browne’s take on little girl dressing opened Bournemouth’s catwalk with a collection adorned in a riotous array of colour and print. From the marble …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: International Show

Things got very strange at the Internation Show at Graduate Fashion Week, with spooky head coverings and acryllic bustiers… Bekkie Gilbert checked out the graduate collections from Amsterdam, Basel, St Peterseburg, Munich and Singapore…

Written by Bekkie Gilbert

Anna Sergunova, illustrated by Aniela Murphy
It may have been the first ever International Show at Graduate Fashion Week, but the designers did all they could to leave a lasting impression …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: Edinburgh College of Art

Edinburgh turned out innovative, diverse collections at their show on Sunday 6 June - featuring mermaids, English heritage and lampshade heads...!

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Emma Rockett, from her graduate work
So on Sunday it was down to the beautifully named Anastasia Arden-Maccabee to open the Edinburgh College of Art show on Sunday. Her …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: Northumbria

Northumbria alumni Matt Bramford presents a totally unbiased (...) look at Northumbria's Graduate Fashion Week 2010 show, with illustrations from many of the students' development work…

Written by Matt Bramford

I always look forward to the Northumbria University BA fashion degree show for two reasons. One, because it’s always effing good – the innovation, technique and creativity on display is …

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: UWE Bristol and UCA Epsom

Written by Jemma Crow

Anna Piercy, UCA Epsom, Illustrated by Lisa Billvik
Well well well the kids certainly know what they’re doing at Graduate Fashion Week this year. Sunday kicked off day one of shows …

Change Form Collective Ubiquitous: University of West England (Bristol)’s Fashion Show

The UWE's students present their fashion collections to the folk of Bristol before heading off to Graduate Fashion Week next week... Siobhan Fagan checks it out!

Written by Siobhan Fagan

Alexxsia Elizabeth, illustrated by Jenny Robins
Despite my skills in fashion design being pretty appalling (as discovered in 2005 when I bravely decided to take on A Level Fashion) I’ve always …