Westminster Graduate show
Westminster kicked off the graduate fashion week season (officially beginning June 10th) this week, with its BA students showcasing their debut collections on the 23rd May. You can see all the graduates’ offerings here, but here are a few designers that caught our eye.
Ashley Williams kicked off the show with a collection that kinda reminded me of a southern oil baron’s wife – not a bad vibe, we have to say. She manages to capture the faded glamour of those women and update it with a distinctly modern silhouette. Alice Dellal walked in covetable candy printed twin set that makes me want to say ‘uber cute’… Oh did I mention there were puppies?
Claire Barrow’s unisex ‘painted punk leather’ has already attracted considerable attention, appearing in editorials for Vogue, i-D, and Dazed and Confused. Barrow has also worked with Joseph on a signature leather capsule collection, and counts Rihanna and Jessie J (nause) amongst her celebrity fans. It’s not my cup of tea, but if you’re someone who likes to muse over future ‘ones to watch’, Barrow is your girl.
Xenab Lone’s modern neoprene and rubber creations use bold colours and cuts to evoke a futuristic power dominatrix – which reminds me a little of Nicholas Ghesquière’s most recent Balenciaga collection. By no means a bad thing.
Flying the flag for the guys was Alexandra McGrady who presented a muted colour palette including some pretty covetable denim and outerwear.