There’s something special about graduate fashion week. Maybe it’s the buzz surrounding up and coming designers. Maybe it’s the innovative use of cuts and fabrics. Or the innocence and naivety that comes from not being a fully fledged member of the industry…yet. I like to think it’s a mixture of all of these, and more. This year Weleda invited me to attend, as well as watch The University of Northampton’s catwalk show.
So why was I a guest of Weleda? Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve all heard of Weleda’s Skin Food. This natural cream has been a staple on the catwalk, and behind the scenes at fashion week for a few good years now. So to celebrate their 90th birthday they invited myself – and several other lovely ladies – along to The University of Northampton’s show, whom they were partnered with. I’ve been using Skin Food (and other Weleda products) for a couple of years now, and it’s always been comforting to know I’m alongside stylish fans such as Alexa Chung and Suki Waterhouse. The holistic natural products promise to offer inspiration to mind, body and soul.
Graduate Fashion Week 2016: Highlights
I live to be inspired, and graduate fashion week is just the place for it. Walking from stall-to-stall, university-to-university, graduates brought forward a variety of materials, textures, cuts, styles and more. I was intrigued by the creativity and imagination that so many designers brought to the show. The judges had a tough time on their hands this year. And whereas I would love to say everyone was a winner, I of course had favourites.
- The University of Northampton – Alice Chambers
- Manchester Salford University – Adeel Kaiser Ali
- Nottingham Trent University – Chloe Jackson
- The University of Northampton – Laura Budryte
I wish I had space to write more names, but I would be here forever. All I know is I’ll be keeping my eyes on the designers I came across at Graduate Fashion Week 2016, and crossing my fingers that I’ll be able to buy their pieces one day.
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