NFW15 – The Designers Show Sponsored by NCFC
We asked the creatives behind the Norwich focused ‘Life In A Fine City’ blog Amber and Ruth to come along to the Designers Show sponsored by Norwich City Football Club and they kindly agreed to once again be Norwich Fashion Week guest bloggers. Here’s their report on the show.
Tuesday saw the up and coming designers of Norwich strutting their creations down the catwalk at Epic Studios. The show was coordinated by City College and featured their Art and Design and Fashion students collection too. Epic was the perfect venue, plenty of space for a catwalk and a myriad of lights above. We took our seats at the front next to photographer Andi Sapey and waited for the show to begin.
First up was April Lunch, I’ve seen her work before and loved it. The theme of the whole show was nature and April’s collection gave us colourful slinky necklaces and futuristic fabrics in sixties cuts. There were lots of textures, scalloped hems and the statement pop jewellery topped it off nicely in my favourite colours!
Next we had Ellicelydia, full of romanticism and sandy beaches. Some dresses wouldn’t have been out-of-place at a summer festival and others at a ball. Lots of delicate beading and floral patterns brought nature to this collection.
Hannah Smith was third down the runway, the emphasis here was more on the technique of adding textures to fabric, there was distressing, paint daubing and embroidery. The stripped two piece with hanging roses on the back was fantastic but unfortunately moved too much for my silly iPhone to get a good picture.
Coddess and Kingfisher hit us with and eighties vibe, satin bomber jackets and layering was the focus. The jackets had subtle photographic impressions of animals in the fabric, I noticed raccoons and sea turtles amongst others.
Gemma Hyde was next with her constructions made using her own materials, there were paper and plaster creations, with pleating and layering . The skirts had lots of movement which looked great coming down the catwalk.
Emily Rose King was up next, her collection was very wearable and featured loose knits, muted tones and utility wear. There was distressed leather with fabulous roll bags and work aprons, I felt like it was a much more stylish cast of The Walking Dead, I loved it.
Next to walk was Vania Couture, in stark contrast to the previous collection, we had pretty tiered lace prom dresses and long gowns. There were fairytale gowns and more wearable short dresses in pastels and black.
Joanne Randall was last but by no means least, her collection of show stopping multi coloured mesh creations was incredible. I saw Joanne’s work at NUA last year and have been a fan since, it was great to see her pieces moving on the runway, she was wearing a smaller piece herself that night that I had my eye on.
After a brief intermission came City College’s collection ‘Cocoon’, created by level 3 art and design students, there were lots of different pieces, from the theatrical to the everyday-wear. I loved the distressed denim dress with cut out shoulders but didn’t get a good enough picture.
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