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London College of Fashion BA Show

Alex Rosenwald
Anna Legay

Following on from Central St Martins’ BA show on Tuesday, the London College of Fashion’s BA Design and Technology students made their catwalk debut last night at Covent Garden's spacious Flower Cellars. Whilst many collections promoted similar colour palettes -pastels combined with black for graphic impact- a handful of designers chose to brighten up the catwalk with (much needed) splashes of colour. Anna Hobbs' Moroccan inspired collection was bold with oversized jewellery and bright colours; Anna Legay’s used acid green and blue to a similar effect, an interesting collection that had echoes of Christopher Kane's A/W '09 sculptured silhouette with a prehistoric vibe. Alex Rosenwald presented an army of green, militant garments, and scooped the award for Design Technology. One of the few designers to incorporate knit, his succession of structured looks climaxed with a billowing, voluminous dress. Bahar Alipour closed the show with arguably the best styling and attention to detail. His collection drew Sardinian references, sleek long figures with exaggerated shoulders topped with Sombrero hats, and incorporated both men's and womenswear looks. The prestigious Collection of the Year award went to Hoi Lam Wong who described her collection as 'blurring the boundaries between male and female clothing' which demonstrated an impressive use of tailoring, whilst combining an exotic print with pink sequins.

Imogen Chapman