Royal College of Art Fashion Show

by Fluffleberry on June 24, 2013

RCA-Hat RCA-Menswear

RCA-GlassRCA-FurBoot

RCAMetalWoodGood

RCA-MirrorMirror

As the models walked down the catwalk my brother and I were struck with the level of work that must have gone into each look and how very quickly it was all over for each student yet it was a captivating show full of fresh ideas, interesting shapes and impeccable tailoring. My personal favourites being the hats that reminded me of shimmering sea enenomes (what I wouldn’t give to shake things up in one of those babies at Ascot) and the hooded silk jackets that brought to mind the work of Stella McCartney. I longed for the mohair knitwear and enjoyed sparkling yamakas, what a thrill to get a sneak peak at the MA collections by tomorrows fashion super stars. My heart will always lie with footwear however (as you know I studied footwear and have a small obsession with shoes) so the real treat was the exhibition of shoes and accessories and it is always interesting looking at a thing of beauty when you understand more intimately what it took to create it. Much like the clothing and millenary the level of craftsmanship and ingenuity was astounding, these were not just shoes but sculptures using materials such as wood, concrete, glass and plastic, really pushing the boundaries of footwear itself. I was aware that each student brought so much more to the table than just the mastery of cobbling, and that is no small feat having to be able to draw, design, cut patterns, sew, be proficient with tools and manage all sorts of materials and machinery, no these were people who had carved, melted, welded their way into the footwear elite. Oh yeah, and the bag made of a smashed mirror with the words “your pretty face is going to hell”, bloody genius!

My pick of footwear/accessories designers to watch..

Iva Minkova

Rachel Jui Chi Chang

Fflur Cadwaladr Owen

 

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sisters go bananas June 30, 2013 at 6:47 pm

you have a great blog…following 😉

sisters go bananas

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Fluffleberry July 1, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Thank you. Love yours too x

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