COLLECTION| Graduate Showcase Part Two

In a continuation of showcasing the designers exhibiting as part of the Fashion Scout Graduate Showcase, we look at the work of Ondrej Adamer, Rebecca Swann, Quoi Alexander, Charlotte Knowles and Luke Bullen and Jana Dahmen. Exhibiting from 11 - 6 in our Vestibule, the Graduate Showcase attracted press and buyers alike.

Ondrej Adamer

Ondrej Adamer a Central Saint Martins graduate is joined amongst other graduates today to celebrate their designs in unified display at The Vestibule. Each year Fashion Scout continues to support graduates giving them a space and the opportunity for contacts within the established industry to view their work. With three pieces to each designer they exhibit an assortment of fabrics, patterns and details between them.

Adamer contrived graphic shapes, mixing both polyester and double duchess together by textured velcro. His garments are broad shouldered and easily adjusted, suited to fit a mixture of sizes without decimating the look.

Rebecca Swann

Rebecca Swann from Nottingham Trent University weaved wools into mohair, layering gathered pieces together. The two piece look incorporated rug underlay with fine mohair stitched into its fibres.

Quoi Alexander

Quoi Alexander from Central Saint Martins entwined thick wool into leather, finely stitching the strands at separate sections. The deep earthy tones were salient in the collection as the variety of patterned fabrics complimented the vast dramatic silhouette.

Charlotte Knowles

Charlotte Knowles, from The London College of Fashion displayed a tri force of floor length coats, embellished in silver pins. An aesthetic inspired by the bicycle culture, she combines sportswear and luxury, using elements from both having bonded wool to sit against the skin.

Luke Bullen and Jana Dahmen

Luke Bullen and Jana Dahmen also from the London College of Fashion, collaborated on a collection to bring the tectonic glitch from the internet to their pieces. The mannequins stood masked in a distorted patterned chiffon fabric. The garments however, were sheared at the edges and were embellished on the shoulders and waisted by fragmented latex. When asked the inspiration for the collection, they explained the theory of decaying in the present world of technology.

By Joanna McCutcheon, (@joannamcc_).
Photographs by Florian Shadauer and Kathryn Younger.