London Fashion Week officially begins today and is a highlight of the international fashion calendar. This season promises to be another stand out year for LCF’s incredibly talented alumni who are debuting or returning to showcase their collections to the fashion elite.
Here we bring you a roundup of the freshest LCF talent breaking into the fashion industry at London Fashion Week February 2012, including MA_12 designers who showed a matter of weeks ago in the beautiful surroundings of the V&A and Victoria House who have already been snapped up to showcase their graduate collections.
Matteo Molinari, who graduated from MA Fashion Design Technology – Menswear in 2011 is the first to show with an innovative fashion showcase at high profile off schedule event On|Off with a collaboration with musician Martin Creed.
Nova Chiu, a graduate who graduated in 2011 from BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology – Womenswear and winner of the 2011 Collection of the Year will be showing at Vauxhall Fashion Scout as part of their ONES TO WATCH at 4.30pm today, making her catwalk debut for the AW 12/13 season.
Ada Zanditon, who graduated from BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology – Womenswear in 2007 will be presenting her AW 12/13 collection ‘Simia Mineralis’ as part of the Digital Schedule at the BFC Screening Room at Somerset House, whilst also showcasing her ready to wear collection at the Estethica exhibition, the British Fashion Council’s ethical initiative.
Jena.Theo, design duo Jenny Holmes and Dimitris Theocharidis who graduated from BA (Hons) Fashion Design Realisation – Part Time in 2006, won Fashion Fringe in 2009 and will show their highly anticipated fourth On-Schedule collection at The Embankment Gallery Space at Somerset House. Jena.Theo will also be live streaming their show at 7.00pm on the London Fashion Week Live website.
On Sunday 19 February 2012, menswear graduate J.W. Anderson will be showcasing his womenswear collection which he debuted in 2010, Anderson a recipient of the British Fashion Council NEWGEN sponsorship will showcase his menswear collection on Wednesday 22 February 2012 at 9.00 am as part of the Menswear day. Also showing on meswear day will be menswear graduate James Long who takes to the catwalk at 2.00pm. You can catch it LIVE on the BFC website.
Leading the charge at Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s pioneering talent platform will be Baartmans & Siegel – the design duo Wouter Baartmans and Amber Siegel who met whilst studying menswear at both BA and MA level at London College of Fashion will be showcasing their collection at 3.30pm on Wednesday 22 February; followed closely by Joseph Turvey, MA Fashion Design Technology – Menswear who will be showing on the catwalk as part of the line up of ‘Ones to Watch MEN’ after being snapped up straight from his catwalk show at the LCF MA SHOW 2012 at the V&A just three weeks ago. Ending a busy day for LCF graduates will be Asger Juel Larsen, who came through the ranks at LCF having studied both at BA level and MA level and was heralded as a ‘ONE TO WATCH’ for AW11, who is showing on catwalk at 6.45pm in collaboration with designer T.Lipop.
You can catch up and coming designers Jennifer Morris (MA Fashion Design Technology Womenswear 2011), Charlotte Simpson (MA_12 graduate from MA Fashion Design Technology Womenswear) and Christina Hamilton (MA_12 graduate from MA Fashion Artefact) at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Exhibition running from 17- 21 February.
The Exhibition at London Fashion Week, which is a carefully curated selection of 120 emerging and established accessories, jewellery and ready-to-wear designer brands, will play host to an unprecedented number of ONES TO WATCH from LCF, including footwear designers, Camilla Skovgaard, Kat Maconie and Joanne Stoker, all graduates from footwear courses at Cordwainers at London College of Fashion. Joining our footwear stars will be accessories designer Kate Sheridan, who studied at Cordwianers at London College of Fashion in 1997 and will be presenting her handbag designs for AW 12/13.
Fannie Schiavoni, who studied for a Diploma in Production Tailoring (now a available as foundation degree) before going onto BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology Womenswear will be showing her collection to international buyers having already gained notoriety winning the BFC NEWGEN sponsorship. Also showcasing his collection at the BFC exhibition will be Omar Kashoura, who graduated from London College of Fashion’s BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology course in 2004 with first class honours.
LCF alumni we salute you.