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Catwalk shines at fashion college's graduate show

Released at: 10:32, 23/12/2015

Catwalk shines at fashion college's graduate show

Five graduates of the London College for Design & Fashion showcased their designs at the 2015 graduate fashion show.

by Son Ho

On the evening of December 21 the London College for Design & Fashion presented “Polygon”, a graduate fashion show featuring the collections of five students magnificently showcased by 30 models. About 1,000 people were on hand to view the expressive outfits designed by the college’s emerging talent in a two-year program.

“Sometimes modern life may seem more stressful, and this engenders a wish to escape to the comfort of nature, tranquility of mind, and a peaceful world,” said Ms. Ha Thi Hang, Managing Director of the London College for Design & Fashion. “Our future designers express their desire for a peaceful world through their creativity.”

The five designers presented their most creative works, meticulous craftsmanship, and vibrant palettes, with concepts ranging from tribal art to natural beauty and Japanese culture. Each collection had its own presentation video featuring the designer’s creative inspiration.

The show’s first collection, “Monster”, by Nguyen Phuong Thao, is a combination of bright, vivid colors through sexy outfits expressing youthful spirit. “Monster is targeted towards young men and women looking for something fun, creative, and unique,” she said.

“Crystal”, by Hoang Thuy Minh, followed, inspired by the shape and textures of its namesake. Its geometric, angular structure and lighting effects are elegantly represented through the garments’ 3D shapes and LED lights hidden within the outfit.

Designer Phung Nhu Mai presented her “Kabukimono” collection, featuring minimalist silhouettes and digital printing in the three main colors of black, white, and red.

“Wandering Nomad”, a collection by Pham Thanh Huyen, combines handmade traditional embroidery with beaded, fringing and applique, using leather, fur, silk and wool fabric, reflecting the spirit of nature and the value of traditional art in modern design.

Natural beauty is the creative inspiration behind “The Fantasy of Flowers” collection of Bui Linh Phuong. The layered prints on the fabric were created with rich and vivid watercolors.

The London College for Design & Fashion was established in 2004 and has provided many opportunities in the international design industry for graduates, such as Kelly Bui, Rue des Chats, L’atelier, and Km 109. Since last September the college has also held a course in graphic design and interior design.

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