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Hertfordshire fashion graduates to explore bold themes at Graduate Fashion Show 2015

Bold themes ranging from 1950s punk rebellion, spiralling architecture and Romanian heritage will dominate the University of Hertfordshire’s Graduate Fashion Show 2015.

Talented fashion graduates looking to launch their careers in the industry will showcase a range of cutting-edge designs at The Yard in Shoreditch tomorrow (10th June).  The event is a brilliant opportunity for students to network with industry, often leading onto employment.

This year’s Graduate Fashion Show will also celebrate the 10th anniversary of the University’s popular BA (Hons) fashion programme.
Show highlights include:
Joanna Latarska – Designed in collaboration with Harris Tweed, Joanna has reinvented how tweed is approached and worn, introducing it to young generations. A hybrid between cool hipster and English gentleman. Reiss have approached her with interest in her collection.
Danielle Bugbee – Good girl gone bad. Bold and punchy, based on the theme of youth sub culture and punk rebellion, the collection harks back to shapes and silhouettes from 1950s styles. Danielle won Ted Baker live 2014, winning a placement at the company for her digital print based garments.  H&M approached her at Graduate Fashion Week about a potential job. 
Alison Teare – Inspired by architecture, sculpture and organic shapes created by a dancer,  Alison’s collection combines layering, soft drapery, loose fold and fluid lines to create a light and effortless style. She spent a year working with Preen and Richard Nicholl in her sandwich year. 
Rosanna Farr – A contemporary collection based on Romanian heritage, artistry and folklore, incorporating traditional Romanian costumes and embroidery patterns. Rosanna spent two weeks living in a small village in Romania as part of the course and fell in love with the country and traditions, which inspired her collection. Gok Wan spotted her designs at Graduate Fashion Week as one to watch.
Industry sponsors include Ted Baker, Maria Grachvogel and Ally Capellino all of whom support student awards. 

Programme leader at the University of Hertfordshire and show co-ordinator, Tony Rosella, said: “Creativity and innovation are at the heart of what we do. We maintain a true perspective of the ever-changing world of commercial fashion and our collaborations with industry partners support this vision, to ensure that we deliver graduates who are highly employable. 

“This year’s Graduate Fashion Show is one of the strongest we’ve seen in our 10 year history, featuring some daring designs with strong themes. It truly showcases the amazing talents of our young designers, who we hope will go on to have long and successful careers in all areas of the fashion industry.”

When: 10 June 2015
Where: The Yard, 89 1/2 Worship Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 2BF

  • Date published: 09th June 2015
  • Written by: Ian Thomas



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