The student's final collections, all of 6 pieces, were split into 3 shows. I'm afraid I don't have any photos of the first show, as our seats weren't great, but we had much more luck with the other two shows. There were garments I would wear myself, garments that will help me as design inspiration (really, the whole 3 shows were great inspiration), and the odd bit of knitwear used in some really interesting ways.
From the second show I liked this jersey dress by Lauren Christensen, inspired by Elizabeth the First's dual roles as powerful queen, and vulnerable woman. I wear a lot of jersey dresses, often because Andrew likes to make them for me, and always like a bit of asymmetry, so this is right up my street!
These two looks are from Egle Meciute's collection, inspired by several authors and ideas regarding "life existence questions". The top picture shows one of the mohair knit skirts used in the collection, and the lower one a really fun felt top, with 3D flowers attached. While the hat may not be terribly practical, it is very good fun!
The third show held some other treats as well!
One of the few collections to use true knitwear was this mens collection by Lauren Lynn. I love the big shoulders in the cardigan above, but I'm not completely convinced by the bobbles on the back.
One of the more modern looking collections came from Samantha Sutton, in a collection titled, "Electro Metropolis"
All in all I got a lot of cool ideas over the day, and we had a great time chatting with the judges for Graduate Fashion Week. Congratulations to all of the UCA graduates, and good luck for the future!