Fashion students make their mark at London Fashion Week

Five models wearing intricate fashion designs

Article by: David Millett

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Ravensbourne students have impressed industry and fashion media guests at an official catwalk show at London Fashion Week 2023.

Held on Saturday 10 June in central London, the packed, invitation-only event was attended by a mix of VIP fashion guests, including press, stylists, fashion houses, influencers, and professional models.

A total of 15 third-year BA (Hons) Fashion students presented their final collections at the event, with each showing five looks.

They were selected by an industry panel to present at the show, which was part of the official London Fashion Week 2023 schedule, approved by the British Fashion Council (BFC).

It was followed by a VIP Drinks event, hosted by Ravensbourne’s vice chancellor, Andy Cook, where work from our BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Brand Management and BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion students was on display for guests.

A model walks away from the camera in elegant ruffled skirt

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Male model wear a cage around his head and black trousers with red tags all over

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Model wears lavender dress with intricate bunching

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Male model wears matching pink jacket and trousers with swirling pattern

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Model wears chic black top with white skirt and boots

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The show was pulled together with the help of a creative team from The Only Agency, whose other creative partnerships include the likes of Chanel, Bvlgari, Givenchy, Fendi, and more.

Professional Stylist Emily Evans helped pull the collections together into a single, cohesive show. The Hair Lead for the show was Pete Burkill and the Make Up Lead was Maria Comparetto.

Professional industry photographers and videographer also attended. Backstage photography was done by Jason Lloyd Evans and backstage video by James Thompson. Creative Capital, a society run by our film and TV students, livestreamed the event on social media.

Special thanks also go to Gurmit Matharu, our head of BA (Hons) Fashion, and Chloe Culpin, from our in-house creative agency CreativeLab, for organising the event.

Attending fashion press included the Evening Standard Fashion, Show Studio, Browns, Perfect Magazine, Womenswear Daily (WWD), and more. Talent teams from fashion houses, including COS, also attended.

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Models wear delicate outfits with ruffles and banding

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Male models wearing edgy leather outfits holding motorbike helmets

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Five models wearing intricate fashion designs

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male models wear Avant Garde outfits with tags and cages

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Modesl wearing textured outfits including shorts and berets

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Chloe Culpin said: “This was such a great opportunity for students to work alongside industry professionals. We showcased to a high industry standard, and the team have always been so impressed.

“Guests today have mentioned how great the show was, and that the collections were on a par with seasoned designers – and that it was a highlight of the season!”

A full list of the students who presented:

Monica Masnita – womenswear @masnita.monica

Adam Pun – menswear @adampun__

Saman Sajjad – womenswear @s_officialss

Seo Yoon Lee – womenswear @leeseoarchive

Bella Zhang – menswear @bella_zhang98

Salma Tahir – womenswear @the.salmatahir

Hannah Thorogood – menswear @h.thorogood

Rhys Brock – womenswear @r.b.r.o.c.k

Bella Patterson – womenswear @bella.patterson

Hanaa Azhar Yusuf – menswear @azhar.archives

Emmy Banks – womenswear @emmyabanks

Neda Vaitkeviciute – womenswear @neda_vaitkeviciute

Maria Rupprecht – menswear @ma.rupprecht

Hai Li Sung – womenswear @h.s.fashionaccount

Annie Severs – womenswear @anniegsevers