Thursday, 29 May 2014

Central St Martins BA Fashion show surpassed it's reputation for Innovation and talent this year

There is always a sense of intriguing anticipation before the BA fashion show at CSM. The best talent has a chance to show case their ideas in a professional catwalk show. This year was the best yet in my opinion. The collections were innovative and experimental as one would expect from CSM London but at the same time had commercial applications and a ready to hit the ground running sophistication. 

 BA fashion and marketing student Gracie Wales Bonner won the L' Oreal First prize for her Menswear collection. I loved her masculine Urban Dandies dressed in Chanel and bling - it worked !

Winner of the L' Oreal 2nd fashion prize Ashley Kang - A cleverly conceived Urban Princess collection created of customised reinvented and innovative tailoring twists.

Fiona O Neill, 3rd prize L'Oreal winner, chosen for her unusual take on cut out canvas dress Art. 

Gracie Wales Bonner's first prize collection reflected the general trend in this BA fashion show of pushing the gender bending cross dressing wardrobe swop between the sexes even further, men in bling accessories, embellished and jewell encrusted silk frocks swishing full circle skirted frocks it was all there. CSM spawns the designers of tomorrow - idea generators and reflector of what youth wants and feels was on show tonight. We should all take note. The CSM Dean paid tribute to Louise Wilson at  the end of the show before prize giving and quoted her saying ' Students can be a real pain but it is always a privilege to be amongst youth '  !  

note Grayson Perry front row !

more to follow .........

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