Ravensbourne fashion students make a splash at Graduate Fashion Week
Sixteen fashion students from Ravensbourne showcased their collections on the catwalk during Graduate Fashion Week, the world's leading event celebrating the creativity of students and graduates within fashion.
The students showcased collections that featured colour blocking, over-sized outerwear, creative draping, playful androgynous separates and tailoring that was commended by respected fashion commentators at the Old Truman Brewery in East London.
This was the first year that Ravensbourne showcased fashion accessories on the catwalk. Farah Kone, our fashion accessories student was also shortlisted for The Oracle Fashion Technology Award and a fashion accessories award.
BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion student Beatrice Burns was shortlisted for the New Media Award and Ellinor Weir was shortlisted for the Drapers Fashion Publication Award.
Currently celebrating 25 years, Graduate Fashion Week is one of the world’s most important sources of new talent for the global design industry. Graduate Fashion Week is a crucial part of the dynamic – fuelling innovation in all parts of the fashion business.
Caroline Gilbey, Associate Dean of Fashion said: “Ravensbourne is honoured to be recognised as a national leader in fashion education, showcasing the very best from our students amongst some of the most influential and inspiring universities in the country.”
"From a very small year group, the 2016 Ravensbourne students produced a highly professional show. As well as building skills and knowledge during the first two years, we encourage students to take risks and produce collections that allow them to realize their creative potential and develop their own personal design ethos.
“Graduate Fashion Week embodies our approach to learning which enables students to take part in professional practice. We were overwhelmed by the support and positive reception we got in what was only our second year back participating in the Graduate Fashion Week catwalk show”.
Photography: Frankie Pike
Feature: collection by Shanice Brown
Top right: collection by Fiona Rogers
Left: collection by Shanice Brown
Bottom right: collection by Hannah Page