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The London College of Contemporary Arts held a fashion show at St. Andrews in Holborn this October. A showcase of future fashion and the minds behind the industry, it was an eclectic show and screamed theatrics. Nicola Bacchilega presented a texture-rich collection with loads of embellishments, lace and crochets. The clothes shown on the runway were very robust and regal and reminiscent of the most powerful women in historic movies but with a dynamic contemporary twist. One thing that stood out from this particular collection was the sky high crotchet boots with a thigh high cut and the dainty metallic finishes through the crotchets. There were lots of volumes and the leather cut-outs gave it just the right modern edge it needed. Berna Ayguel also got to show a small collection of which words cannot express the innovative cuts and looks that were present. With the strong theme of deconstruction of fabrics, this seventies-inspired collection was full of frayed denim, rope and seemingly random safety pins to add that constructing feel. The pin stripe print was monotonous, the denim re-stitched making for a beautiful warm contrast of the shades of denim and the rope. Bold shoulders and distressed finishes gave lots of edge while there was a sense of simplicity and minimalism with the colours. The future is looking bright.

Watiri Murai

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