(Designs by : Susan Phan / Jessica Wang / Sam Balcombe / Rose Church / Ella De Thierry)
Last Monday the Central Institute of Technology’s fashion graduates showcased their final collections at PICA. The show, titled ‘The Graduates’ presented a staggering ninety looks. It was clear how much hard work had gone into each and every one of their garments.
The show was stunning and everything just worked wonderfully, from the choreography to the beautiful PICA space. I loved the beauty and hair brief; white was seen on the models’ hairlines, eyes, nails and also painted on feet.
I was honoured to have been asked to sponsor the event by providing an award which was titled by the Central Institute of Technology as the ‘What’s the Goh Award’ – so exciting! It was difficult to choose a winner, but in the end I chose Jessica Wang, whose collection’s aesthetic I really clicked with. Her colour palette of pinks, purples, white and grey, tied together with her varied use of fabrications was something I was instantly drawn to. My two favourites of hers, the strapless transparent plastic dress with extensive stitching detail and the grey felt t-shirt with pink pailettes and white fur (the fur – malted fur from her Japanese Spitz, one of my most favourite dogs!). I will be doing a feature on Jessica Wang soon so stay tuned.
Congratulations to all the students, every single one of you did incredibly well!