On The Radar: Northumbria Uni Fashion Show

We attended the first of many graduate fashion shows last night, joining a host of VIPs at the fantastic Baltic in Newcastle to see the results of months of hard work by Northumbria University students. Here we bring you the highlights from the show.

Kaleidoscope

Bold, vivid, clashing digital prints were seen in abundance, with swirling kaleidoscope pattern, a theme set to be big news for printed textiles for Autumn Winter 2011/12 as covered in our Kids Lifestyle Trends book.

Above images left to right; Top; Charlotte Boden, Faye Chamberlain. Bottom; Sarah Crosbie, Angharad Griffiths. Copyright, 2010.

Structure

Shoulder details were also a key theme, and we loved the contrast between highly technical, structured fabrics, sporty elements and embellishment by Victoria Kirby, below.

Above images left to right; Victoria Kirkby, Stephanie Jayne Price. Copyright 2010.

Mapped Out

We also loved Louise Dickinson’s menswear collection that was impeccably cut and referenced travel and maps, a theme we have developed for Spring Summer 2011 called Voyager for our home interior forecast.

Above images: Louise Dickinson. Copyright 2010.

Many congratulations to all the final year students, there were some brilliant collections, and best of luck at Graduate Fashion Week, where we believe you will represent the very best of North East creative talent.

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