London College of Fashion showcases future design stars

London College of Fashion showcases future design stars

Erin O’Connor, Jade Parfitt and David Downton check out designs from LCF's BA Fashion catwalk show

LCF has produced many a fashion notable, including rising star William Tempest (showcased in our June issue), who was among the crowd last night.

Covent Garden's Flower Cellars is home to the Fashion East shows and Luella at London Fashion Week and now a new crop of BA grads have made their catwalk debut there.

Standout collections included feminine, military-themed pieces - parachute silk, toggles and uniform detailing in army green floaty dresses - from Alex Rosenwald, who won the Design Technology Award, presented by Jade Parfitt. We particularly loved the ginormous parachute dress that floated across our front-row toes.

Hoi Lam Wong took home Collection of the Year, for an array of graphic Seventies florals mixed with navy, in leather and silks, lightened by very pale peach sequined pieces and details. Terribly sexy in a Mick-Jagger-in-Performance way.

The Fashion Textiles Award went to Alicija Aputyte, for her collection - a parade of Sixties air stewardess types, with a twist on the power shoulder that took it to near angel-wing levels, in a cool mix of turquoise with blush silk; blush with orange; and pastels that POP.

We also loved Wun Ting Cecilia Ku's navy collection, in leather, silks and velvet; with gold metal used as belts, hems, breastplates, handbags and v-necks. Memorise these names now for future fashion "heard it here first" kudos.

By Harriet Reuter Hapgood

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