Kingston Catwalk Review

Fashion Scout witnessed the most packed show yet, with bustling crowds clamouring for seats. Raised conversations and obsessive fanning ensued, before the lights dimmed..

Yasmin Siddiqui opened the show. A beautiful colour palette of nude and grey with the occasional pop of aqua and red flowed down the runway, whilst trance music played.

Stacey Grant followed with sophisticated tan and navy pieces, waistcoats and blazers.

Thirdly came Raine Hodgson presenting a huge faux fur coat with high-rise trousers for her first look, a personal favourite if anyone knows of my fur addiction. This was followed by khaki and tan coloured outfits, such as a contemporary style suit twinned with a leather and tweed backpack.

As MGMT’s Flash Delirium filled the room, models strutted forward in Faraz Hussian’s creations. His menswear collection included a fringed belt, jacket with visible stitching and hood and a pair of paint-effect leather leggings.

Judy Zhang followed with her statement symmetrical shaped and mirrored jewellery layered over camel and dusky pink tones.

Alison Firth focused on an earthy colour palette and the models were seen with scrunched socks, military boots. I loved her light brown cape offering.

Jackie Leung introduced block white pieces onto the runway, particularly an oversized trench coat.

Menswear designer Helen Taylor, showcased a quirky English gentleman look. Tailored trousers and brown satchels were seen amidst structured headpieces and rubber cuffs.

Next up was Victor Chan’s sophisticated New Woman creations, in midnight blue and green. These ladylike shapes were contrasted by black leather gloves and chic silver necklaces.

As the audience listened to loud distorted beats, Patricia Osbahr gave us black on black, “technology on craft”. Gloves, bat wing shapes, opaque tights and shoulder pieces all made up the overall look.

Stephanie Grace Foy continued the show with innovative yet simply cut pieces, including Perspex cuffs, trousers with transparent side strips and a layered dress with bib.

However, all shows must come to an end so the audience watched as the final graduate’s collection graced the catwalk. Eunjin Oh did not disappoint. Mannish shapes, buttoned cuffs, maxi dresses with cut-out sleeves and heavily structured shoulders on all her designs embodied her theme, ‘A Woman Confined’. 

With such breathtaking pieces seen this year, Vauxhall Fashion Scout is overjoyed by the continuing talent of Kingston graduates for the second season. 

Words: Tess Stam
Photography: Nicole Trundle