Last night Sheffield Hallam University hosted their graduate fashion show, showcasing all of their Fashion Design BA (Hons) and Fashions Design MDes students’ completed look books, portfolios and garments. The event was accommodated by Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery and was broadcasted on a live stream via Sheffield Hallam’s website for the first time ever – I watched the live stream and I was kept intrigued from start to finish. The footage is available if you want to sample Hallam’s talent for yourself (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0quTkZBwaWw) or you can follow what everybody had to say about the event via twitter #IamSIA
It was evident that all of the students had invested time and expertise into their work, treating the audience to a shower of diverse materials, fabric manipulation, cuts, colour palettes and embellishments. Each collection was accompanied by a unique soundtrack and accessories that perfectly portrayed the individual themes and stories. MDes student Suzie Whall captured the essence of flora, seeds and pollen with the creative use of garment shapes, print, a fresh spring colour palette and floral, cased accessories.
Fashion course leader David Morrish brought the show to a close and ‘Made In Chelsea’ star Oliver Proudlock chose and announced this year’s winner and runner-up. I won’t give away the results, for anybody who still has yet to watch the video!
The show was a great success, with a lot of effort put into making it happen. First year Fashion Design students, models, photographers, makeup artists and stylists all worked together with the graduates to make sure the show was the best it could possibly be – and I have to say all of their hard work definitely paid off.