Graduate Fashion Week: The BCU Highlights

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Graduate Fashion Week presents the latest collections from Birmingham City University students.

GFW set off to an exciting start on Sunday, with a range of powerful new designs from university students. From political messages, such as Lauren Black’s ‘Black Lives Matter‘ collection, to futuristic themes, it’s certainly been a week to remember.

BCU’s fashion forward talent, of course, played a massive part in the innovative event following their catwalk show Tuesday morning. Imaginative and unconventional, we’re pleased to announce the show’s highlights:

Pengu Wang:

By harmoniously balancing unusual fabrics in his menswear designs, Wang managed to create an artistic collection with a chic twist.

Jemma Farley:

With raw hems and structured silhouettes, this womenswear collection took the timeless denim trend to bold new heights.

Maisie Bruffell:

Delicate colours. BIG impact. Bruffell’s pink and lilac jackets made a bold statement.

Rebecca Moore:

We saw a new take on a common trend by Rebecca Moore as models stormed the catwalk in contrasting extreme cropped and long puffa jackets.

Daisy Earle:

Another unique take on the puffa style featured in Earle’s menswear collection. Feather-stuffed jackets, gilets and trousers with clear plastic overlays made for an intriguing ombre effect.

Xiaochu Meng:

Meng’s scattered cherry blossom motif designs caught the crowd with their feminine and cultured but modern style.

Rebekah Brennan:

More floral motifs were featured in Brennan’s designs, this time with classic rose embroidery layered over some elegant fabrics.

Thomas Cox:

Cox’s designs merged a mixture of purple, yellow and white colours, as well as styles including relaxed street wear and smart tailored, all with consistent rose motif accents. The wide combination certainly worked well.

Yinan Wu:

Wu presented a cream wonderland collection in an exciting close to the BCU show. Pleats, layers and oversized structures gave a crisp, fresh flair.

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