Graduate Fashion Week Winners and Vista Bar Launching

Last night Graduate Fashion Week Winners were announced during the highly anticipated Gala Show, which closes a week full of innovation, new ideas and young excitement. 

This year, the renowned "Graduate Fashion Week Gold Award" was awarded to Rory Longdon from Nottingham Trent university. According to the Pane,l "Rory took a bold yet simple idea and translated it into stunning collection that was instantly wearable. It was cohesive and immaculately constructed with outstanding craftsmanship".

The Womenswear Award was given to Marissa Owen from the University of Central Lancashire, who´s collection has been described by the judges as "beautifully executed with vibrant colors and prints".

Felix Chabluk Smith from Edinburgh College of Arts was awarded the Menswear Award and Patrick Grant from the judging Panel said: "he won because of a clever use of historic patterns, rewritten with a romantic and a modern execution and excellent construction".

The Zandra Rhodes Catwalk Textiles Award was given to Dominique Kral from Northbrook College. Wonjee Chung from Nottingham Trent University was the winner of The Stuart Peter Visionary Knitwear Award and Christina Economu from Marangoni Paris was awarded with the International Award.

The last award, the Gala Music Award, was given to Kingston University for their blend of music that harmoniously floated over the collections.

Congratulations to all of of the winning designers and Universities! 

While half of the Vauxhall Fashion Scout team were attending the Gala Show, the VFS kids were at the launch of Vista Bar at the Trafalgar Hotel, our official hotel sponsor for LFW. The night was great and the event was truly successful. Below are some pictures of the incredible views that make the place so special.

For more info on Graduate Fashion Week click here.
To book for a table for Trafalgar's newest roof top addition, click here.
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