GFW catwalk report: Rochester

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We’re liveblogging from the tents at this year’s Graduate Fashion Week, apologies for the image quality here is the verdict from the catwalks. The Rochester students presented a very strong menswear collection this year, (from left to right)Minne Muztuccari kicked things off with a range of deconstructed jodphurs with sliky jersey panels and built-up ruffled jackets.
Elinor Seager used sportswear and sleepwear influences teaming tracksuit-inspired cropped trousers with coral windcheaters. Suits were given a youthful twist with piping along the pockets and seams.
Pastel colours and candy stripes continued the carefree sporty theme as Elizabeth Render sent models down the catwalks in oversized voluminous shirts and dropped crotch trousers.

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Rebecca Barden‘s glam-rock collection fizzled with energy, models were decked in neon and silver leggings, retro-print shirts and dandy tailoring. I am seriously lusting after a plastic cape after seeing the juicy neon confections.
More dropped crotches but this time incorporated into panelled trousers; the mix of PVC, cream stretch and khaki suedette was the highlight of Rebecca Bucknor‘s collection.
Anika Wilmes (not pictured) had the most original theme of the show, telescopes, antique books and suitcases provided a great foil for her retro-traveller tailoring collection which looked like it could have come from a Philip Pullman novel.