Graduate Fashion Week 2009: Northumbria

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We’re still collecting our thoughts from all the GFW collections, Dulcie Dryde‘s sequinned trousers and feather headdress turned our heads, but it was the showstopping bondage jacket which really captured our hearts. Neat formal with a sportswear touch for Kayleigh Dunn, whose yellow jacket with herringbone underlay is a surefire winner. Maxwell Holmes handled a great colour palette and retro-influenced tailoring. Not pictured is Miriam Sucis‘ collection, which included a great latex parka, ingenious!

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Graduate Fashion Week 2009: Kingston University BA Show Menswear

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Kingston University‘s show was a much-anticipated one, and the atmosphere was electric as the lights went down.

Philippa Jenkins showed smart adventurer looks, with great accessories, she obviously has a knack for colour. Myriam Saumtally focused on sports items and workwear, giving grey jersey a twist with embroidery and we particularly loved the semi-sheer nylon jacket, with houndstooth fabric just visible underneath.

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GFW catwalk report: Westminster

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The Westminster show is always a treat and with people like GQ ed Dylan Jones in the audience you know the calibre is going to be high. Sarah Senouci’s collection consisted of impeccably-finished English summer attire gently infused with retro Americana. Romantic foppishness combined with dusty farmboy to give Stand By Me meets Brideshead Revisited.

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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.

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