Last night, every graduating BA Fashion student shared their work in an exuberant catwalk show at the College.
Models walked across a two-storey catwalk wearing looks from 115 graduating students. The audience watched look after look, seeing the full breadth of approaches from crafted sculptural monochrome pieces to walking QR codes that opened up digital fashion worlds.
Alice Morell-Evans, BA Fashion: Fashion Design Knitwear, was named winner of the L’Oréal Professionnel Young Talent Award 2022, receiving her award from last year's winner Seli Arku-Korsi. Runners-up were Diana Sträng, BA Fashion: Fashion Design with Marketing, and Emil Dernbach, BA Fashion: Fashion Design Womenswear. The judging panel included Imran Amed, CEO of The Business of Fashion, Catherine McMahon, L'Oréal Professionnel and designer Kiko Kostadinov.
Writing about the show for Vogue, Sarah Mower reflected:
There have been years when the students of CSM have put forth inescapably dystopian visions. This was definitely not one of them. Instead, this cohort seems united as a group who make solutions, who’ve prevailed through vulnerability and tough times, depending only on their own inventiveness, paths of self-discovery, and the friendships they made at college. After almost an hour watching this parade of talent go by, the audience still lingered, congratulating students and CSM’s teachers alike for pulling off such a transformative vision of promise for the future.
Catch up on the full show:
This year, all graduating collections will be on view to the public in Fashion Festival, 26 and 28 May. The graduating BA Fashion Communication cohort are exhibiting in the Lethaby Gallery, 27-30 May.