A culmination of work produced by the 2011 London College of Fashion postgraduates is tonight being showcased as part of their annual catwalk presentation at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Students on the Fashion Design Technology course will once again fight for the attention of the fashion elite with content-hungry press, industry hawks and celebrity coat hangers all clambering to scout fashion’s next “ones to watch”. However, this time the London College of Fashion have let you in on the secret by following in the footsteps of other high-profile fashion shows, such as the ever fashion forward Burberry Prorsum, and live streaming the show on their website to followers around the world. A whole new kind of showcase for these young fashion faces.
Prior to the live video link, there is also a chance to get in early on the action with profiles and imagery of all the collections now available via the website. The catwalk is, however, just the start of the MA showcase for the whole school, which is exhibiting their 2011 graduates’ work at Victoria House in Bloomsbury Square from today until the 9th February.
So far Tout Nouveau favourites include, Menswear designer Yan Liang (illustration lineup above), who’s collection is based around ‘The Mixture’ of substances in natural resources, with particular focus on the malformation and deformation of trees. Wooden materials have been used to create smart tailored jackets and pocket details on button-up shirts – an innovative yet highly desirable collection.
Mio Jin, who Tout Nouveau have been following for some time, once again demonstrates her experience in pattern cutting with intricately woven layers on suit jackets, shirts and trousers. An interesting colour palette of gold metallic, purple and grey combine to make an aesthetically odd yet beautiful construction of garments.
And from the renowned Cordwainers Fashion Footwear course, Chan Jung Kim has created a combination of high-fashion womens and mens shoes in contrasting tan and black leather layers. Reminiscent of Katie Eary’s ‘Naked Lunch’ collection, yet harks the footwear of the late and great Alexander McQueen.
We are already drooling over these faciables, and excited to see more at the exhibition. Don’t miss your chance to be inspired – details below:
MA Fashion Artefact
MA Costume Design for Performance
MA Digital Fashion
MA Fashion & the Environment
MA Fashion Curation
MA Fashion Design Technology
MA Fashion Photography
MA Fashion Footwear
Private View: 03.02.11
By invitation only
Public View 02.02.11 – 09.02.11
Open daily 12.00 – 19.00
Victoria House Basement