Winchester School of Art graduates dazzle with their fashion show

Hampshire Chronicle: A model on the catwalk at Winchester School of Art's graduate fashion show A model on the catwalk at Winchester School of Art's graduate fashion show

IT was a day of monochrome prints, stark lines, bold colours and even tartan at this year’s Winchester School of Art graduate fashion show.

Models strut confidently in the futuristic designs created by the final year students to mark the end of their education but the start of their careers.

There were even some hints of the sixties swinging back into fashion entwining floral prints with asymmetric lines.

Crop tops, oversized coats and overstated eyeliner could be seen from numerous designers while others mixed pastel princess-inspired dresses with snazzy glitter-infused leggings and tops.

Programme leader and organiser Cecilia Langemar said the students showed natural talent commending them for their hard work.

“The show went very well,” she said. “The students produced a range of interesting, creative and ambitious outfits. It was a showcase of what they’d been working on for the last 12 weeks, which included 49 students in all, specialising in fashion design. The models were amazing and very professional.

Two shows were put on last Wednesday (May 28) at the school where lecturers and students, past and present, flocked for a glimpse of this year’s hottest creations.

“Year on year we’ve gone from strength to strength and the students have gained employability at a range of manufacturers around the world including the likes of Topshop and Burberry. Some of them have even been shortlisted for the graduate fashion week in London,” Ms Langemar added.

“Overall we have been very impressed with the level of difficulty and the techniques and the mix of hand-made fabrics produced. They have been hugely ambitious in some cases and there’s been a great deal of hard work and late nights.”

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