Flaminia Saccucci by Laura Warecki.
Central Saint Martins showed for the last time at York Hall on Tuesday 31st May. I sat next to someone from L’Oreal – the principle course sponsors who fund the yearly awards show. There’s no wonder that Central Saint Martins fashion students are able to put on a professional standard graduate show, case what with the huge amount of monetary help that the course attracts. But there’s a reason why Central Saint Martins attracts the cash – the standard of design on show for 2011 was unremittingly high and in the next few blog posts I’ll pick out my favourites from an extremely talented bunch. First up, malady though – the winners.
Momo Wang by Karolina Burdon.
Momo Wang was the very deserving joint second runner up in an awards ceremony presented by Hilary Alexander and delivered by Meadham Kirchhoff and Sarah Burton. Or as Hilary put it: “You know Sarah; wedding dress, Pippa Middleton’s bum, need I say more?”
Momo Wang. All photography by Amelia Gregory
Her playful print presentation featured smiling girls with pigtails and balloons, bubble machines, dragon headgear and a mish mash of tribal influences thrown together in a unique and inspiring way. Super talented and with a refreshing take on the typical catwalk show.
Ivan Curia Nunes by Gareth A Hopkins.
Ivan Curia Nunes.
Ivan Curia Nunes also came joint second, with his stylish sandy menswear, definitely one of the most instantly wearable collections on the catwalk.
Nicholas Aburn by Victoria Haynes.
I hadn’t been so impressed with the cutting in Nicholas Aburn‘s collection, but maybe the first runner up was just unlucky enough to have been lumbered with the most gargantuan models in the show.
He completely won me over by the time he had walked to the end of the catwalk, smiling like a little imp as the models towered over him in their 80s influenced tailored striping and printed outfits, topped off with some eye-catching wide rimmed hats.
Flaminia Saccucci by Rebecca Elves.
First prize went to Flaminia Saccucci, who showed an extremely confident and unusual latex printed floral collection in shades of pink, green and yellow featuring tyre printed legs that continued racing over waistlines and across bosoms.
Sadly none of these students appears to have a website. Since this is a gripe that I fear I may have to repeat far too often over the next few weeks I’ll say it just this once during my reports from the Central Saint Martins show. Pffffff.
My next blog will be online soon because there was plenty more to get excited about from 40 graduating students.
- Central Saint Martins: Ba Fashion Graduate Show 2011 review. Japanese.
- Central Saint Martins: Ba Fashion Graduate Show 2011 review. Print.
- Central Saint Martins: Ba Fashion Graduate Show 2011 review. Menswear.
- Central Saint Martins: Ba Fashion Graduate Show 2011 review. 80s.
- Central Saint Martins: Ba Fashion Graduate Show 2011 review. Knitwear.