Crimson Rose O’Shea. All photography by Amelia Gregory.
Thank god for the craziness of fashion! And thank god for the couple of Central Saint Martins students who decided that their graduation catwalk show was exactly the right place to max out their creative juices. These then, are the most far out collections that we saw on Tuesday 31st May 2011. Which of these names will we know in the future? Who knows, but it’s sure fun to gaze on and wonder.
Crazy blue stockinged swirly coneheads wore Toma Stenko’s collection of metallic and blue pleated and bulbous shaped dresses.
Andraya Farrag based her/his collection on blue and white lacy concoctions worn beneath cages, echoing a popular trend for hiding faces.
Nutty ideas from Ryohei Kawanishi and Kim Traeger can be seen in my previous blogpost about knitwear.
Crimson Rose O’Shea by Laura Frame.
But it was Crimson Rose O’Shea who really took the prize for over the top fashion madness. No surprise then that this collection closed the show. Colour refracting layers of cellophane were stacked with gay abandon over brightly coloured fake fur and crazy beaded adornments. Make up was painted on faces in drunken Mardi Gras style. There was nothing remotely subtle about this eye catching collection that fellow rainbow chaser Fred Butler would surely love. In fact my photographs really don’t do this shimmering swirl any justice at all. What a way to end a ten year stint at York Hall.
Crimson Rose O’Shea.
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