Second helping of ECA Graduate Fashion Show
So sorry for the lateness of my second ECA Show posts!! Honestly the banal tasks of everyday life, along with studying for a work exam, take up soo much time-arrrrrgggh!! Anyway here are three more collections from three super talented graduates. One final post on ECA graduates collections to follow shortly….
Eye catching and opulent this collection definitely stood out for me. Showcasing the hidden work behind knitwear through creating a bold, contrasting palette, Leiknes collaborated with talented textiles graduate Philippa Hill . Using two punch cards in various techniques the designers perfectly executed their aim of showcasing the ‘wrong side’ of knit. Lush!
FALSE IMPRESSIONS/AW 12/13
Most definitely one of my favourite collections of the show! Playing with scale and volume to distort the silhouette, Hardstaff’s collection is truly desirable while remaining practical. I love the peculiar combination of fabrics which pull together so well. So ornate and beautiful.
IT’S NOT A COSTUME BALL/ AW 12/13
Researching street-style photography, the collection looks at how garments are styleD and manipulated to become a wardrobe staple. This resulted in leather being manipulated to accompany both woven and knitwear fabrics. I loved this sexy, innovative Navajo style, and the leather was to die for- so luxurious!