My final show of the graduate season took place yesterday as the MA students from the Royal College of Art presented their collections. I was particularly excited to see one student, Nabil El-Nayal as he was the winner of a BFC scholarship in 2008. The ex-Manchester student didn't disappoint yesterday with a fierce collection with big shoulders, a strong silhouette and smock like creations. His collection ended with a long, sheer, black cape.
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Another highlight of the show was Morten Underbjerg Olesen who worked with clashing, bright colours and plenty of applique. There were jewel encrusted pieces, flowers and gold lace. Cecilie Bahnsen stuck to a monochrome palette for an early '90s inspired collection. The bomber jacket was recreated with more volume and in a wetlook fabric with body con dresses.
Zara Gorman specialised in milinery with archiectural hats fashioned from wood, leather and plastic. They certainly made a statement with shell-like shapes. There were also a couple of footwear students who showcased their creations including Sophia Grace Webster who created bright coloured shoes with gorgeous butterfly detailing. Kathleen Connors' shoes had spiral heels and were fashioned out of pastel shades and sheer PVC.
Photos by Kirsten Borst