Wrapping up day 1 at Graduate Fashion Week, we’ve had the pleasure of visiting the catwalk to check out the country’s best up and coming design talent.
The day began with the Graduate Fashion Week Collective of students from Falmouth University, the Plymouth College of Art, and more. We teamed up with Plymouth College of Art students to donate footwear for their catwalk show, including Emily Hayward who chose Nike’s iconic Air Max 95 and Air Max 97, opting for the Terrazzo edition’s fragmented marble-like colour-blocking. Digging into the adidas Originals Archive, Amy Bray’s collection was also partnered with the Gazelle, one of the brand’s classic training and football silhouettes of the 1960s.
Next up was the UCLAN showcase, featuring loud, floral designs that were draped in bright spring colour schemes. Nike’s iconic Air Force 1 could be seen on the feet of some models, providing the time-tested base for their otherwise forward thinking designs.
The University of Salford’s eclectic mix of designs were clearly inspired by a mix of influences. We appreciated the boombox and bucket hat aesthetic that could have been straight out of Run DMC’s ‘My Adidas’ music video.
While the guys at Print Club London were helping people to make their own screen printed tote bags from our 6 designs. Our very own Multichannel Graduate Becky, who you’ll find running size? for women during the event, tried her hand at making her own and created some flawless prints.