Jena.Theo AW12 on the Catwalk at London Fashion Week
This London Fashion week saw a host of esteemed LCF alumni debuting or returning to showcase their collections to the international fashion elite.
Design duo Jena.Theo, A.K.A Jenny Holmes and Dimitris Theocharidis showed, their Autumn/Winter 2012/13 collection ‘Heavy Metal’ on the first day of London Fashion Week.
Nova Chiu, having won the coveted collection of the Year at the 2011 LCF BA runway show, was immediately picked up by Vauxhall Fashion Scout for their ONES TO WATCH. Nova’s show marked her debut on the catwalk since her graduate collection.
Autumn/ Winter 2012 by Nova Chiu. Image courtesy of Vauxhall Fashion Scout
Menswear graduate and recipient of the British Fashion Council NEWGEN sponsorship, J.W. Anderson showcased his womenswear collection which he debuted in 2010, and his menswear collection as part of the Menswear day.
Fellow menswear graduate James Long, who showcased his womenswear collection as part of Fashion East, also showed on Menswear day and live streamed his show from the BFC Live website.
Ada Zanditon, a graduate from BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology – Womenswear presented 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.
Baartmans & Siegel AW12 at Vauxhall Fashion Scout. Image courtesy of Alina Negoita, Vauxhall Fashion Scout
Baartmans &Siegel, after being selected as ONES TO WATCH by Vauxhall Fashion Scout last year, design duo Wouter Baartmans and Amber Siegel – who met whilst studying menswear at both MA and BA level at London College of Fashion – showed on Menswear Day as part of Vauxhall Fashion Scout.
Joseph Turvey, having only graduated this year and showing his collection a mere 3 weeks ago at the LCF MA_12 catwalk show, debuted at London Fashion Week as part of Vauxhall Fashion Scout.
Asger Juel Larson, was the last LCF designer to showcase on Menswear day at London Fashion Week. Asger, 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 showed on the catwalk in a collaboration with designer T.Lipop.
Charlotte Simpson being interviewed by Jessica Bumpus from British Vogue at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Exhibition. Image Courtesy of Rowan Papier, Vauxhall Fashion Scout
Up and coming designers Jennifer Morris (MA Fashion Design Technology Womenswear 2011), Charlotte Simpson (MA_12 graduate from MA Fashion Design Technology Womenswear), Christina Hamilton (MA_12 graduate from MA Fashion Artefact) and Lucia Liu (BA Fashion Design Technology Womenswear 2011), were all featured designers at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout Exhibition which ran throughout London Fashion Week.
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 -played 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 the footwear stars was accessories designer Kate Sheridan, and ethical lingerie designer Charini Suriyage, who showed as part of the Esthetica exhibition.
Fannie Schiavoni, who studied for a Diploma in Production Tailoring (now available as foundation degree) before going onto BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology Womenswear will showed her collection to international buyers having already gained notoriety winning the BFC NEWGEN sponsorship. Also showcasing his collection at the BFC exhibition was Omar Kashoura, who graduated from London College of Fashion’s BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology course in 2004 with first class honours.
Film still from Fanny & Jessy's fashion film, 'Kings', directed by Danny Sangra
Fanny & Jessy, who graduated in 2009 presented their collection as part of the Digital schedule this year under the new Fash/On Film initiative, with their fashion film ‘Kings’ being screen at the Canon cinema space.
All in all it was a fantastic London Fashion Week for LCF alumni, with a definite buzz about these young designers showcasing their work – we can’t wait to see what the future holds for these rising stars with very bright futures ahead of them.