Jeyanthy Balakrisnen by Ruth Joyce.
Raw Talent kicked off their graduate design exhibition at the Hoxton Gallery with a catwalk show featuring hand selected designers from the University of the Arts. Despite a shaky start and numerous amateurish glitches (poor lighting, dodgy models & questionable styling, stop and start music, no designated photographer’s pit) I was glad I stayed until the end, for there were a few really promising collections on show.
Cindy Zhang of the London College of Fashion creates delicate leather accessories.
Seung Youn Lee by Rebecca Elliston.
From Central Saint Martin, Seung Youn Lee‘s Dr. Gentle and Mister featured pleated paper skirts and ruffs inspired by historical costumes.
Dian Luo of Central Saint Martin‘s jewellery course showcased beautiful light up LED necklaces, inspired by the shape of cactuses.
Lorna Doyle was inspired by hoarding to create dishevelled pleated dresses covered with abstract prints.
My favourite collection of the evening was a colourful ruffled affair from Jeyanthy Balakrisnen of the London College of Fashion – Lost and Found was inspired from a plethora of sources, including the streets of India and the Amish communities of America.
Lastly, Lena Strelets of London College of Fashion showed a collection inspired by Russian icons. She’s previously showed in Russia and clearly has some cash behind her for this was full of beautiful embroidered details and delicate stitching. Lena took a turn on the catwalk at the end, wearing extremely high sparkly heels that vied for attention with the extravagant wigs worn by her models.
Read my review of the rest of the Raw Talent exhibition here.
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