Northbrooke College Fashion Show

I've just moved to a new area and have been looking for new things to do in the area that can help me meet some new people. After seeing a shout out by Northbrooke College student designer Lauren Nash for helpers for their charity fashion show at the Phoenix Gallery in Brighton, I thought I'd give it a go and take the chance to see what England's up and coming designers are looking like.
I worked as a dresser for the show, which was a really hot and stressful job - I'm not sure I could manage it in real life with quicker changes and definitely made me sure I wanted a career on the other side of the curtain. It was made so much easier by my model Mel who was super professional.

I just wanted to share some of my favourite collections from the show, I really think some of these girls are going to be a big deal. I couldn't believe how well the clothes were made for grad designers, they were hot off the GFW runway! As a dresser I didn't get a chance to take any photos, so I've used photos from the shows official photographers as credited below.

Emily Duncan
I loved this because it's just so wearable for every day. I loved the structured and sassy tailoring and the injection of my favourite '14 colour orange. So cosmopolitan and smart. 

Emily Duncan 2014

This was definitely my favourite collection by far, blogger Liv has greated something so elegant and classy but still girly and fun. The metallics and nudes look so expensive and the cuts fit the girls beautiful. I think there's something almost renaissance about it. 

Olivia Evans 2014

This really appealed to the 90's kid in me. Georgia is really passionate about sustainability in fashion and up-cycling and her pieces are just so cool. This is real street fashion to me, and I love the real oversized fit- it's super wearable. My favourite piece is the denim jacket from the top right image - I need it!

Georgia Bruton 2014

Sarah Barron
(Photos by Malcolm Tam)
You can probably tell from one look at this collection what drew me to it - mesh! I absolutely love the black mesh tops and with the gold trousers just looks so perfect. The trousers and coats are a gorgeous printed leather and just look so expensive and sexy with a lot of movement and contrasting textures. Sarah actually won a prize for her collection and it's pretty easy to see why.

Sarah Barron

The show was for a great cause to raise money for the Simon Sievewright Fund, which is a part of The Brain Tumour Charit and in honour of their tutor who sadly passed away.

What do you think of the collections? Do you know of any up and coming grad designers? 

Until next time!
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