Monday, 7 June 2010

Graduate Fashion Week 2010 - University of East London

Well what a start to GFW 2010 - The University of East London (my old uni, fyi) put on one of their finest shows to date, and I was very generously given a front row seat to witness 19 examples of why London is THE home of new design talent!

Here's a brief look at my favourites from the show, and I was very proud and impressed by the graduates who I started uni life with (i.e. got v. drunk with at the SU bar in my freshers year!)

Bunmi Olayi stole the show for me, with her strong, polished and beautifully made tribal collection that I have so far heard compared to McQueen, Westwood and who Hilary Alexander personally wanted to meet before the show! Not bad for your graduate collection! If she doesn't at least get nominated for the Gala, I'll be writing to Alberta Ferretti personally! See Bunmi's Telegraph interview below.

My other favourites were Queesra Abbas Dad's lady-like cutting and print covered traveling cases, Carlos Sousa's hair jacket, Holly Keepfer's fringed Ombre jacket, Jane Branco's beautiful silk jersey draping, Charlotte Macke's beaded fringing, Diane Gevorgian's embellished leather (and drool-worthy boots), Enuvierhire Sophia Orere's red perma-pleating and Stephanie Hemphill's show-stopping pink silk jersey dress.


I can't wait to see the images of all the other GFW shows, and I'll post tomorrow with my key finds from the GFW exhibition!


Images and Video: Catwalking and The Telegraph

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