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Latitude 2010: Chelsea College of Art and Design Catwalk Review

A review of the Chelsea College of Art and Design Graduate Fashion Show held on the Waterfront Stage and featuring designers Bethan Smith, Sorcha Herbert, Charmaine Dresser, Ellen Chatelain and Shawana Grosvenor.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Latitude 2010-Ellen Chatelain by Amelia Gregory
Bethan Smith Latitude Festival by Krister Selin
Bethan Smith by Krister Selin.

On Friday afternoon I nestled in rushes amongst the clacking grasshoppers and giggling tweenies to watch the Latitude graduate fashion shows, order played out along a catwalk linked to the Waterfront Stage. A selection of new faces from Elite Models formed a somewhat confusing parade between two stop offs on either side of the lake, more about not helped by a complete lack of clarity in announcements of each designer – What follows is the best of what I managed to catch, so if I’ve got any wrong please or not labelled your designs at all do let me know. It was near on impossible to find out who was who. Ahem, lack of individual designer websites ahoy!
Luckily I have now found out all the right names, but really girls, you gotta get yourselves a much better presence on the web… it’s a mantra I seem to find myself repeating quite a lot.

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Latitude 2010-happy teen by Amelia Gregory
Photography by Amelia Gregory.

First up came the students from Chelsea College of Art and Design:

Latitude 2010-Ellen Chatelain by Amelia Gregory
Latitude 2010-Ellen Chatelain by Amelia Gregory
Ellen Chatelain didn’t disappoint with her patchwork knitwear.

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Ellen Chatelain by Abby Wright.

Latitude 2010-Sorcha Herbert by Amelia Gregory
More colourful weave, from Sorcha Herbert.

Latitude 2010 fashion by Amelia Gregory
Gorgeous printed textiles by Charmaine Dresser worked perfectly shooting into the sun.

Latitude 2010 fashion by Amelia Gregory
Spectacular lasercut tailoring by Francesca Prudente.

Latitude fashion Michelle Urvall Nyrén
Latitude fashion Michelle Urvall Nyrén
Ruched swimwear in mustard and greens from Alice Powell. Illustration by Michelle Urvall Nyrén.

Latitude 2010 fashion by Amelia Gregory
More patchworked style courtesy of Cat Finch.

Latitude 2010 fashion by Amelia Gregory
Felicity McDonald-Bing does subtle tones of caramel and slate.

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Latitude 2010-fashion by Amelia Gregory
Padded and stitched capes combined with strange animal and psychedelic prints by Sophie Parker.

Bethan Smith Latitude Festival by Krister Selin
Bethan Smith by Krister Selin.
Sadly the wonderful creations of Bethan Smith never crossed the lake – I guess the models were worried they might fall in. Fair play.

Latitude 2010-fashion by Amelia Gregory
Triangle wooden panels by Lauren T-Franks.

Latitude 2010-Helen Lawrence
More monochrome geometrics and slate shades from Helen Lawrence.

Latitude 2010-Shawana Grosvenor by Amelia Gregory
Latitude 2010-Shawana Grosvenor by Amelia Gregory
For Shawana Grosvenor creamy circular layers rule.

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Matthew Inett by Alexis West.

Latitude 2010-Matthew Inett by Amelia Gregory
Latitude 2010-Matthew Inett by Amelia gregory
Tagged onto the end of the first half Matthew Inett reprised his 2008 London College of Fashion catwalk show, which featured almighty curved shoulders and exaggerated hips in pastel checks.

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Natasha-Thompson-Matthew-Inett-Fashion-Latitude-2010
Natasha-Thompson-Matthew-Inett-Fashion-Latitude-2010
Matthew Inett by Natasha Thompson.

Next up, my review of the Central Saint Martins show.

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5 Responses to “Latitude 2010: Chelsea College of Art and Design Catwalk Review”

  1. Bethan Smith says:

    Well done to everyone who took part in the catwalk show, i thought it looked brilliant! shame about the lack of announcements.
    The windy conditions unfortunately meant my work couldn’t cross the lake for fear of falling in, so check out a short film i made of my work in the woods.

    http://vimeo.com/13251373

    Bethan x

  2. Amelia says:

    I love the movie Bethan! thanks so much for sharing it here.

  3. Just thought I’d share the thank you post on my website, along with more details and photos of my work.

    http://www.charmainedresser.wordpress.com

    Thanks again for your review!

  4. Shah Murad says:

    One day I decided to quit…I quit my job, my relationship, my
    spirituality…. I wanted to quit my life. I went to the woods to have one
    last talk with God.

    “God”, I said. “Can you give me one good reason not to quit?”

    His answer surprised me.

    “Look around”, He said. “Do you see the fern and the bamboo?”

    “Yes”, I replied.

    “When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of
    them. I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the
    earth. Its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the
    bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.

    In the second year the fern grew more vibrant and plentiful. And again,
    nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.

    “In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed. But I would not
    quit. The same in year four.

    “Then in the fifth year, a tiny sprout emerged from the earth.

    Compared to the fern, it was seemingly small and insignificant.

    But just six months later, the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.

    It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and
    gave it what it needed to survive. I would not give any of my creations a
    challenge it could not handle.

    “Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you
    have actually been growing roots? I would not quit on the bamboo.. I will
    never quit on you.

    “Don’t compare yourself to others.” He said. “The bamboo had a different
    purpose than the fern. Yet they both make the forest beautiful.

    “Your time will come”, God said to me. “You will rise high”

    “How high should I rise?” I asked.

    “How high will the bamboo rise?” He asked in return.

    “As high as it can?” I questioned

    “Yes.” He said, “Give me glory by rising as high as you can.”

    I left the forest, realizing that God will never give up on me. And He will
    never give up on you.

    Never regret a day in your life.

    Good days give you happiness; bad days give you experiences; both are
    essential to life.

  5. Amelia says:

    and the prize for nuttiest spam award goes to…

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