SPACE AGE holidays, old photographs and vintage Parisienne couture are all inspiration for University of Edinburgh fashion students, whose designs will be showcased at the Edinburgh College of Art’s 2015 show, from 23 to 25 April.
The College’s sculpture court will make a striking backdrop for the seven multimedia catwalk shows.
Students have created work that includes clothing inspired by fifteenth century figures of nuns and computer games such as Final Fantasy X.
The press were invited to a preview of the collections earlier today (Wednesday).
One eye-catching womenswear collection features hats moulded into the shape of desserts or money bags.
Another collection blends hip-hop fashion with pre-Raphaelite style, with each outfit in a different shades of gold.
Final year student Fernanda Goodship – inspired by her Spanish heritage – is the first ever student to be sponsored by internationally-renowned Scottish clothing brand Mackintosh.
Two other students are sponsored by Sophie Hallette Lace, a company that regularly works with the top couture houses in Paris and produced the lace for the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress.
Mal Burkinshaw, Edinburgh College of Art Fashion Programme Director said: “We are delighted to showcase some of the exceptional work produced by our students ahead of Graduate Fashion Week.
She said: “This year’s collections are of an extremely high standard and audiences are sure to be captivated by the fresh ideas and skillful craftsmanship.”
In 2013, final-year student Lauren Smith was awarded one of the world’s top awards for graduates at London Fashion Week, the GFW George Gold Award for best collection.
Tickets for the SHOW 2015: Fashion / Costume / Textiles cost £12 (plus £1.25p booking fee). They can be purchased via Hub Tickets -http://bit.ly/buyECAFS2014tix.