It’s that time of year again – Graduate Fashion season is upon us. All over the UK, young designers are anxiously putting the finishing touches to their degree’s final collections. Sewing machines are whirring, last-minute amendments are being made, and the rest of the fashion world waits with interest to see what new creative talent the next month will bring.

Last night, prestigious arts university Central Saint Martins kicked off the shows. While, as ever, the collections on show were excellent, there were three outstanding students who walked away with the night’s top prizes. With a judging panel that included fashion greats likeChristopher Shannon and Lulu Kennedy, this was no easy feat!

It was Cotswold’s-born Erin Hawkes who scooped the top L’Oréal Professional Young Design Talent Award for her contemporary wearable collection. Inspired by the clothes “normal people” wear, the collection integrated builder-esque denim shirts and tracksuit bottoms with voluminous satin apron skirts.

As a result of his easy-to-wear sports-chic designs, Alan Lee was the first runner-up. His loose-fitting monochrome jackets and tunics exuded slick, laid-back urban style.

Lastly, Serena Gili secured the second runner-up position, with an intriguingly creative line that included outsized moulded acrylic skirts and structured blouses in shades of gold, black and white.

Other highlights included Oliver Ward’s fairylike chiffon and feather tulle dresses, and Natalia Mencej, who finished each model’s outfit off with a live pug to carry.

Find more about Central Saint Martins graduates here. Images courtesy of Central Saint Martins.

Written by Charlotte McManus


About Charlotte McManus

Editor for and Freelance writer - The Creator's Project, SUPERSUPER!, Don't Panic, FAULT, Flux, Who's Jack & more.

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