Style: London College of Fashion BA Show

Nova Chiu - Winner of Collection of The Year

Tuesday night saw London College of Fashion’s annual BA (Hons) Design & Technology runway show at its brand new venue, The Studio, in central London. LCF supporters Belle Amie, Alice Devine and alumni Jodie Harsh showed their support on the front row, among many more.

The show was streamed live to thousands around the world on the LCF’s wesbite.

25 young graduate designers, selected from over 200 LCF students, showcased their Womenswear, Menswear and Surface Textiles collections in competition for the three prestigious awards.

Nova Chiu’s Chinese heritage-inspired designs won Collection of the Year for its florid homage to the Shangri-La as described in James Hilton’s 1933 novel Lost Horizon.

“I wanted to create a collection combining Chinese ethnic culture with Western influences,” explained Chiu.

Colour dominated the catwalk all night, with Charlotte Barry’s honey-coloured hues on pleated and tasselled tunics winning the Best Use of Trimmings award.

“I love the colours in the collection. I love creating beautiful surfaces which encourage touch,” she said.

Stine Riis, meanwhile, combined natural and man-made fabrics: fur, silk and wool with chiffon and plastic, lots of panelling and block colour to win the Biddle Sawyer Silks Award for Innovative Use of Fabrics.

OhDearism’s One To Watch:

Harold Kensington: "My collection is inspired by the turmoil and depression of the 1940s, mixed with African tribal stripes and layering"

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