As Lighthouse Fashion continue to work closely with local Fashion Colleges and Universities, we are always excited to see what the next generation of emerging fashion designers have to offer and the 2015 De Montfort University’s Contour Fashion Show was certainly an highlight of the Gradate Fashion catwalk photography season for us!
Here’s a run down of our top 10 styles as described by Emma (Head Stylist).
10. This collection by Nicole Wright showed sharp contrast between structured styles and flowing materials, which peaked my interest. A beautiful purple colour palette again contrasts between soft lilac and deeper purple shades to really add interest.
9. Delicate lace, muted lilac and sheer materials made up Caitlin Arthur’s collection which I thought was really pretty and would fit into a spring/summer collection really well. The layering of materials is also a really great way to add some mystery to lingerie.
8. A black and gold colour palette is a classic choice in Charlotte Hall’s collection. The gold belts and detailing make it look elegant whilst still looking modern.
7. Natasha Chung’s incorporation of the cage design is a really on-trend, contemporary addition to her collection, bought even more up to date with the interesting contrast of the colour choice. I particularly loved how the turquoise blue works well with the muted mustard/nude colours on here to really stand out.
6. A bit of a gothic approach to Caroline Morris’s collection, the silver and grey tones running throughout looked great on the model. The high necks and sleeve detailing drew me to this collection as it was really original.
5. Red always makes a statement, no matter what context it is in and this collection by Hannah Farrugia Sharples was no different. Lots of ribbon work and intricate detail made this fierce collection a popular choice.
4. I couldn’t help but think of a tropical island when I saw Laura Taylor’s collection. Bright colours and strong tropical prints with meshed cuts made up this striking collection. The combination of these features and the use of very classic swimsuit shapes gave it a high fashion spin.
3. Again, another bright choice, this time a very clean, sharp looking collection with a totally two tone colour palette. Everything I saw from Mary Littlejohn’s collection was extremely form fitting and structured, with sharp high necks and beautiful dramatic corsets.
2. I loved the soft, white based colour palette used on Catherine Hogan’s collection and could imagine it being a hit for the Spring Summer catwalks. Soft, floaty materials and draping give this modern collection a hint of elegance.
1. The sharp structure of this collection, combined with the clean lines and perfectly put together colour palette made this one my winner. The corsets are styled with fierce high neck detail, sharp shoulders and stockings to make Sarah Hardstaff’s collection my favourite from the 2015 show.