E C A - Fashion Show - (Edinburgh College of Art) - quick notes




25  /  04  /  14








Not the best seats, but definitely a few fresh designers to look out for...







It was much busier than I had expected, and tickets were like gold-dust.
The McEwan hall had been  transformed into a chic fashion-lovers paradise, with thumping music, low lighting, programme-lined chairs and a spotlit catwalk.

There was undoubtedly a flurry of new talent unleashed at this event, with many awards being given by various fashion brands at the end of the show to various students.

Theatrical eye-glitter and intricate hair braids seemed to be the image of choice for most of the shows, but when it came to the clothing, my eyes were opened to a whole new way of understanding what we mean by 'clothing' -the boundaries were certainly pushed in every way possible.

I couldn't find all of the designers' webpages, and perhaps they don't all have them - but if you happen to know of any places online where these designers exhibit their work, that I have not already noted - then please let me know! That would be fantastic.

I have starred (*) my particular favourites.

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Sophie Dunster  (with Ruth Kubyk)
http://sophiedunster.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.ruthkubyk.com/
notes:
Orange / Yellow tones
Shiny signs/lettering on the clothing making statements
Over-sized sleeves


Louis Prier Tisdall*
notes:
Army Boots
Indian and Middle-Eastern inspired print
Layered flares
Cloaks
Fraying



Bryony Strange
http://bryony-strange.tumblr.com/
notes:
Cream & Blue
Floaty
Layered skirts


Louise Bell
notes:
Neons (dark orange/ bright pink)


Sarah Kilkenny
http://sarah-kilkenny.tumblr.com/
http://www.gola.co.uk/borninbritain/sarah-kilkenny-design/
notes:
Stripes in pink and navy
Oversized blazers
Use of fleece material


Holly Glover
notes:
Big grey structured jackets
Simple
Bags / Accessories that seemed to resemble shells / horns / antlers / silver snails / spears


Emma Lawrie
notes:
Torn knits
Plastic coloured men shapes hanging off clothes
Thinning stripes down the body


Sarah Innes
https://www.facebook.com/SarahInnesFashionDesign
notes:
A twist on a sort-of 'Gangsta' theme.
Big yellow puffer jackets
Bling
Sports references with swimming caps etc
Lots of light green
$$$ print everywhere


Briony Campbell-Ross
http://brionycampbellross.tumblr.com/
notes:
Oriental influence
Pinks and Golds
Peplum shapes and sheer fabrics


Catrina Murphy*
notes:
Plastic sleeveless jackets with geometric tartan-ish print in green/orange/cream


Lisa Berry
notes:
Very creative with storybook inspired outfits
Eyes and teeth and bows - sinister yet innocent
Dark colours - dark green and dark pink


Salwa McGill*
http://salwamcgill.tumblr.com/
notes:
Aubergine & Mustard Yellow & Turquoise
Leather-look material


Colleen Leitch*
http://colleenanneleitch.tumblr.com/
http://www.duchamplondon.com/duchamp_blog/colleen-leitch-harvey-nichols-competition-winner/ 
notes:
Black rim hats, reminiscent of the three musketeers / v for vendetta
Black gloves
Purples Sparkles
Cruella DeVil - esque


Lillian Archibald*
notes:
Reminded me of a sort-of chic American Apparel
White/Pink/ Dark Green


Kirsty Frew
http://lionandbee.tumblr.com/
notes:
Used thin delicate feathers with great skill -
looked almost like live anemone or spiders


Bella Macleod
notes:
All I wrote down was: Sheep Red Indian, Tea Towels on Head. But I think that pretty much sums it up quite well.
http://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/school-of-design/news-events/designing-diversity-with-hm

4th year Winner (of H&M Diversity award), Bella MacLeod, said “It was a really inspiring project; designing for a range of women’s' sizes is an important part of designing considerately. H&M's way of looking at a 'plus' sized women as being just as important as any other women is a realistic and sensitive outlook on design.”

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http://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/school-of-design


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This might give you a flavour of what it was like - sorry for the awful movie quality.

video



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For something slightly different:

I will do a write-up of the Performance Costume and the group projects at the ECA Fashion Show 2014 as-well.



and I will pop a blog up on The Designer Index about the entire event soon.



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