On Monday 19th September, our 21 designers showcased their work on the London Fashion Week stage. Here are each of their designs, with feedback from our expert jury panel.
Ellen Hill – The judges were impressed with the range of techniques demonstrated in Ellen’s garment, the fact that she had made a complete outfit in such a short amount of time was very impressive. They thought this outfit was editorially strong as both a menswear and womenswear piece and also loved Ellen’s illustration style.
Nusra Nijimbere – The judges loved Nusra’s final illustration and the construction of her waistcoat. They thought this look had great commercial potential and praised the way she had combined the traditional style with tailoring.
Imogen Mulvenna – The jury panel loved Imogen’s original design and unique interpretation of the brief, they agreed that her design would be very strong on the catwalk. The judges also praised Imogen’s research and loved that her sketchbook told the story of her garment.
Taja Boodie – The construction of Taja’s garment was highly praised by the jury panel and they particularly loved her trousers, which were very commercial. The shape of the garment and the pattern cutting were also impressive. Taja’s final illustration was very strong and the judges commended its beautiful simplicity.
Daisy Haggerty – The judges were really impressed with Daisy’s construction, her pattern was complex and her final garment was made to a very high standard. Furthermore, the jury panel praised Daisy’s combination of fabrics and textures.
Bianca Blanari – Bianca’s pink and red gown inspired by India’s natural beauty, was awarded for its highly skilled level of execution and construction. In particular, the beading and invisible zip were impeccably done.
Cleoluana Fernandes – It was Cleoluana’s skirt that really impressed the judges, they highly praised the amount of work and skill that had gone into the creation of the garment. They also praised her sketchbook and research.
Abi Carew – The jury panel praised the fit of Abi’s garment and the neat construction. They thought the look was beautiful and could have great potential as a commercial garment.
Georgie Hudd – Georgie’s work was highly praised for its impeccable construction, attention to detail and thorough research. The look consisted of three individual pieces that layered together beautifully to create an original yet commercial look.
Eleanor Mutare – Eleanor’s design put a commercial twist on the traditional Indian sari and the judges loved her creativity. They particularly praised the fit of the trouser and the seamless placement of the cut-out embellishments. Eleanor’s sketchbooks also showed a huge amount of work that really impressed the jury panel.
Emily Khor – The jury panel loved Emily’s elegant neoprene dress, especially the pleat and detailing on the back. They thought the garment was well made, well cut and was also very commercial, they agreed it would have great impact on the catwalk.
Tia-Marie Kent-Smith – Tia’s unique design impressed the judges with it’s interesting use of fabric and high skill level. They knew she had given herself a challenge with such unusual fabrics, but they praised her construction and especially the fit of the trousers. The jury panel also really loved Tia’s sketchbook and drawings.
Valerie Olu – The jury panel loved the shape of Valerie’s garment and it’s versatility as both a waistcoat and a wrap dress. They also highly praised the beautiful print work on the skirt of the dress.
Cleopatra Thompson – The hand-painted print on Cleopatra’s garment really impressed the judges, they loved that she had thought not only about construction but about her fabric as well. The jury panel also praised Cleo’s fashion illustrations and the commercial potential of the garment.
Aanisah Suhail – The judges were impressed with the way in which Aanisah’s design combined a sportswear aesthetic with traditional silhouettes. They particularly loved her contemporary fabric choices and bright pops of colour.
Natalie Brotherton – The shape of Natalie’s garment stood out to the judges, they loved the original silhouette and especially the shape of the trousers. It was clear that Natalie had taken on a lot of work and pulled it off!
Lauren Algar – The judges loved Lauren’s original design and combination of fabrics. They thought her construction was very strong and they really appreciated her attention to detail with the coloured stitching. Lauren’s sketchbooks were also highly praised, she completed a huge amount of work and the result was very impressive.
Emily Guest – It was the detail of the french knots decorating Emily’s garment that impressed the jury panel the most, but they also admired the fit of the trousers. The judges also loved Emily’s sketchbooks and the final illustrations.
Lidia Zakowska – The judges highly commended Lidia’s sketchbook work, with its range of ideas and attention to detail. They thought her garment was well made, well cut and agreed that it would make a bold statement on the catwalk.
Salma Osman – Salma’s garment was high praised for its construction and in particular, how well-made the top was. They thought this garment had great commercial potential and appreciated how much work had gone into the hand-painted elements of the design.
Sindy Nguyen – Sindy’s unique interpretation of the brief was highly praised, the jury panel loved that her garment combined tailoring with creative draping and could clearly see her concept. The judges highly praised the originality and clean construction and also loved her sketchbooks and illustrations.
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