Last night our MA Fashion students took to the London Fashion Week catwalk for their annual scheduled show.
Presenting the collections of 16 students specialising in menswear, womenswear, knitwear and textiles for fashion, the show reflected the course’s emphasis on individuality and experimentation underpinned by depth of research and a rigorous design development process.
Each year L’Oréal Professionnel, the show’s sponsor, awards a student with the prestigious L’Oréal Professionnel Creative Award in recognition of design talent. This year the award was shared between two students, Gabriele Skucas and Stefan Cooke, and presented by Monica Teodoro, General Manager for L’Oreal Professional and award judge Iain R. Webb, Fashion Features-at-Large at Rollacoaster magazine and Professor of Fashion & Design at Kingston School of Art. Previous winners have included Matty Bovan, John Skelton, Harry Evans and Beth Postel.
Here’s the entire finale, in the blink of an eye!
In honour of Richard Nicoll, designer, alum and friend of the course who sadly passed away last October, this year’s show opened with a minute’s silence. Influenced by the use of blue throughout his collections, the British Fashion Council, alongside Nicoll’s friends and family, have worked with the Pantone Colour Institute to create a customised colour in his name. As a celebration of his life and work, the main entrance to Store Studios, the official London Fashion Week venue at 180 Strand, has been painted in ‘Nicoll Blue’.