On Sunday 1 June, 20 third year students from De Montfort University’s prestigious Contour Fashion course will see their final collections head down the runway at Graduate Fashion Week 2014.
The collections are the culmination of three years of hard work in the design and technical aspects of lingerie and swimwear design, and it is always a spectacular show – which is why Fashion Bust was delighted to be asked along to the catwalk selection day to help choose the collections for inclusion in the show.
It was no easy task whittling 40 amazing collections down 20 outstanding ones, but it was a fabulous opportunity to meet the students and see their design talent and creativity up close.
It was the sheer variety and breadth of design inspiration as well as the technical skill that impressed us. Across lingerie, nightwear, loungewear, sportswear, menswear and swimwear, designs spanned the spectrum from delicate and exquisite to bold and bright with inspiration as varied as cathedrals and religious relics to architecture, oceans, the Freemasons, Japan, Mexico and even 1920s barber’s chairs.
The students pictured above with one of the outfits from their collection will all be showcasing their talent on 1 June. From left to right, get ready for Selina Bond’s carbon fibre moulded bodies inspired by nuns and catacombs, the beautiful blues of Emily Robert’s six oceans-inspired boudoir loungewear and Rosa Silva’s truly lavish embellished swimwear inspired by the colours of Sri Lanka.
The catwalk show will take place at Graduate Fashion Week on Sunday 1 June at 6.30pm at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, London. More information and tickets are available from www.gfw.org.uk.