There are some extremely talented people in Glasgow and this was irrevocably more apparent after experiencing the Glasgow Kelvin College Graduate Fashion Show. All my dreams would come true if I could wear the beautiful clothes from these graduate designers. From splatter paint to leather, sparkly chain details to big pockets, plain jackets to see-through rain coats, there was everything you could possibly want in an hour long fashion show held in Drygate Brewery on the Friday, 16th June.
Yvonne Hay was the first to represent her beautiful splatter collection by showing three full womenswear outfits and three children’s wear looks. The splatter print on the white jackets with flared sleeves and slim trousers was a very unique idea, worked into smart casual clothes, perfect for every day and even occasion wear. Creating children’s dresses and matching jackets with the women’s collection was the cherry on the cake. It’s a dream come true for lovers of matching outfits.
Photo cred: @vonhaydesigns
Amanda Warren presented looks using leather, sparkly studs and crystals – all hand embellished. The inspiration behind the ‘Iron Sky’ collection was Rock’n’Roll.
Photo cred: @mandywarren19
Some used the stage to go in a more traditional direction; using fabrics, colours and patterns that symbolise another culture. Katie Chow’s ‘Oriental Chic’ collection was a luxurious womenswear collection with Chinese elements, embroidery and fabric to give the clothes a high – fashion and elegant look. The perfect clothes to steal the spotlight on any occasion.
Photo cred: @ktcdesigns_
From Chinese prints to local tourist attractions, everything appeared on the runway. Amanda Lawson introduced a unique daywear collection for this season, using the photographs she took in the Glasgow Botanic Gardens as inspiration. In the collection, palm tree patterns and bright bold colours were used on the cotton, suede and crepe materials.
Photo cred: @_amandalawson
Another special collection worth mentioning because of it’s ‘Scottishness’ is Laura Watt’s ‘Utopia’ collection where PVC, vinyl and plastic were mixed with wool to create designer rainwear. Using futuristic garments on the catwalk has been on and off in the big Fashion Weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris. Laura showed her own ideas in her collection where 1960’s designs inspired the modern day’s ‘perfect society’ looks.
Photo cred: @utopian4life
Once again, the Glasgow Kelvin College graduate students created looks to amaze and inspire those who have a keen eye for special, hand-made designs. All collections represented talented students’ very creative and unique ideas, excellent designing skills and knowledge of the future of fashion. Congratulations to all students and wishing them all the successful future they all deserve as designers. Special thanks to Yvonne for the invitations for contributor of the magazine.
– Dora Pongracz
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