At the Epsom show UCA students displayed an eclectic, energetic display of pure imagination. A wide variety of fabrics, materials and techniques were involved in each collection giving each student a unique style.
Anya Edwards began the show with a strong use of patterned wool jackets layered with metallic hemmed embellished dresses. A promising entrance to the show as well as a strong finish with another hopeful Mariapia Mineo.
James Kelly created an eerie feel to the proceedings with the ‘Psycho’ soundtrack playing alongside, a dark collection followed. Sharp shapes created with woolen capes and trench coats engulfing the models petite frame.
Another favourite representing menswear was Irina Voinea’s Mexican themed illustrative t-shirts complimented with printed suits. A flurry of colour and print were seen throughout the catwalk, a lot less loose materials were used and more tailored and volumised garments were seen.
James Walker was the breath taker, with an accordion shaped dress expanded with leather and zips. Volumised shoulders with strong checks and brown hardened leather. The exaggerated hips and shoulders with circular detailing gave an essence of character to each garment.
The finish for Epsom ended on a high note with Mariapia Mineo’s striking all red collection using patent detailing on cape like dresses infused with tailored jackets, Mineo clearly has a strong eye for detail as each look was carefully decided upon. An impressive show for Epsom, with many hopefuls secured from this university.
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