This year’s MA catwalk show at the Royal College of Art was the first under the new head of fashion Zowie Broach and marked a new era for the course.
Here is our pick of the collections on show:
- Zhujing Jiang combined tailored shapes with columns of black and nude silicone which created a satisfying sound as the models waked across the floor.
- Qiuyu Yu showcased an all-white, angular collection with complimentary jewellery by Honggang Lu adding pops of bright colour with strands of plastic that wrapped around the models or hung to the floor.
- Knitwear student Lucinda Popp paired stripes of jewel green with tones of grey, in striking silhouettes with draped and tied details.
- Ka Wa Key Chow provided a twist on traditional menswear with soft, loose layers and sweet shades of embroidery reminiscent of a rolling landscape.
- Charlotte Grace Georgina Harris combined oversized knits in bright neons with reflective fabrics and plastic masks for a sportswear inspired collection.
- Hannah Williams dripped silicone and acrylic directly onto models, producing liquid textured garments in pastel shades. The material contrasted with layers of soft-hued foam that wrapped around the body.
- Paula Knorr’s army of models strutted around the catwalk covered in layers of glistening tinsel that created a swish of movement, in ultra-feminine shades of pink red and purple.
- Une Yea worked in collaboration with colleague Li Qian to create illuminated accessories with spinning propellers that created captivating shapes in light. These were teamed with simple, all white paper garments made to look like unfinished toiles.
USP: An innovative yet refined show, highlighting some of the most directional up and coming graduates.