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BA Fashion Show 2022

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Two floor catwalk made in scaffold with three models wearing colourful garments
Two floor catwalk made in scaffold with three models wearing colourful garments
BA Fashion Show 2022 (photo: John Sturrock)
Written by
Teleri Lloyd-Jones
Published date
25 May 2022

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.

Unity and togetherness are at the core of the BA Fashion Show 2022. The graduates have reflected on world events and their experiences within it, each contributing to their connected concerns living on a planet in such disarray, Every designer is showing three looks from their final collection, a democratic edit of their incredible output. We congratulate them all on their commitment and achievements.

— Sarah Gresty, Course Leader, BA Fashion
Composite image of three models wearing garments in crochet, blacks and brown
Alice Morell-Evans, BA Fashion (photo: catwalking.com)

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.

Composite image of three models wearing garments in metal, blue and yellow
Emil Dernbach, BA Fashion (photo: catwalking.com)
Composite image of three models wearing garments in red, black and brown
Diana Sträng, BA Fashion (photo: catwalking.com)

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:

BA Fashion Show 2022

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.