Welcoming guests to our exciting Fashion Shows on 21st June, Bradford College Principal and Chief Executive, Michele Sutton, promised them “a visual delight" as the collections of our students were revealed.
She expressed great pleasure in holding the event at the National Media Museum, of which the college is proud to be a business partner and sponsor, and thanked Hallmark Cards and Specsavers for their generous sponsorship of the Arts & Media Summer Shows and Fashion Shows.
Michele also revealed an exciting new venture – the Style Academy. Discover more about it here.
Then the models took to the stage and thrilled the audience as our students imaginative and exciting designs were unveiled.
You can see highlights of all the collections and discover some behind the scenes secrets here:
BA (Hons) Fashion Design Graduate Collections
Horse Power, Revving Between Your Thighs - James Line's menswear collection inspired by the open air displays at the South of England Shows. Drawing on contrasting aspects of equestrian attire and vintage motorcycles, Horse Power promotes a rough, country biker aesthetic. Tough leathers and asymmetric fastenings worn with billowing cottons and coarse wool blends the two together, complemented by crash helmets and horse tails.
|Nothing Personal. Just Business - Charlotte Browne's collection is based on the mafia and the ability to transform a perception of violence into a camouflaged persona. The hair represents the horse’s head which brings in a surreal and sinister approach to the collection. The hairs composition provokes an emotional response that represents the violent and appalling characteristics of this concept. Oversized and masculine silhouettes show the domination of the male reputation.|
|Want To Be Wanted - Nadia Malik's unique collection using original vintage recycled 1960’s garments to create a contemporary yet reminiscent range of womenswear.|
|Mirror Mirror - Karl Newton's inspiration for this collection came from a mixture of old school Hollywood glamour and fairytales. Karl started by looking at old fairy stories and their meanings and found that many had sinister messages behind them. He then looked into the old Hollywood scene and found a world that looked perfect from the outside but had a seedy undertone.
|Crazy Tale - Hafsah Faqir's collection based upon fairytales, military, and circus, explored through colour, detailing and silhouette.|
|Glory Days - Natalie Crabbe's collection inspired by vintage sportswear and equipment. The collection comprises of six outfits. Though the silhouettes are modern, the colour palette has a vintage feel to it. Natalie wanted the collection to still have a feel of sportswear, but to transfer into everyday wear and, with a mix of jersey and woven cotton fabrics.|
|Impressions Of A Dream - Nicole Strachan's collection of dresses taking inspiration from the paintings of J.M.W Turner and the French Impressionist painters.|
|When The Berries Came Out - Cheryl Raynor's womenswear collection based upon the changing of the seasons in which the berries arrive.|
|Rawhide - Aqsa Yasin's womenswear collection inspired by cowboys, cacti and all things Wild West!|
|Prisoner 171088 - Jade Anderson's collection based on research into crime scenes and murder, looking into the different forensic techniques used in a criminal investigation. This has been brought through by using print, on various parts of different garments.|
|Jalde - Aisha Younis' collection based on the buses in Pakistan which are highly decorated by their owners. Aisha particularly liked that when viewed from a distance lots of colour could be seen and when regarded close to, the detail, time and effort put into making the designs became visible. She portrayed this in her collection of five black jumpsuits with added black embroidery.|
|Please Hang Up and Try Again - Thomas Dzedzej's collection based on the concept of the rotary telephone and its physical appearance which Thomas aimed to capture in the sleeves, through the use of leather, giving the texture of the phone's casing. Thomas also examined the idea of identity with the phone number itself being a substitute for a person's name by bringing in prints of his own phone number at the time.|
|'I Said The Sparrow, With My Bow & Arrow' - Jade Hannam's collection based on the concept is British Garden birds. Each outfit is the depiction of a different bird, which embarks on different characteristics through colour, texture and style features. The garments featured are a combination of commercial and avant-garde pieces that all harbour their own unique fabric selection, from Jade's own hand and digital prints through to locally sourced wools.|
|Revolutionary Road - BA (Hons) Fashion Design Level 1 presented a collection based on the titled film and the consumerist life style of post war 1950’s America.|
|On Your Marks - BA (Hons) Fashion Design Level 2 showed their sports influenced garments exploring digital print.|
|Hasidic Judaism - BA (Hons) Fashion Design Level 2 with a collection of coats inspired by the traditions and beliefs of the Hasidic Jews.|
|Plaster Paradise - National Diploma in Fashion & Clothing Year 1 presented a collaborative collection inspired by ornate plaster work.|
|Rejectamenta - National Diploma in Fashion & Clothing Year 2 with their individual responses to our throwaway society.|
|BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design - Collections from students exploring textiles and fashion.
Prior to the show the models were selected and each garment was carefully chosen, accessorised and fitted. Fitting day uncovered
Jade Hannam was so inspired that she literally couldn't stop sewing and was busy making a black feathered outfit to add to her collection as rails of garments and accessories were being carefully packed in running order for transported to the National Media Museum!
On the day of the fashion show Hairdressing Lecturer, Steven Duroe, led a crack team of hair and beauty students who created the catwalk looks for our professional models in breaks between rehearsals. Hair was styled and make up and gallons of hairspray were expertly applied in minimal time. Hair and make up in a flash