Firstly congrats Bournemouth on the most comprehensive order list. The running order came complete in a book, with sketches! This made it super easy for us press people.
Eleanor Mountfort's collection reminded me of D&G SS10, denim body suits over wide leg trousers in caramel and soft side drapes into peg legs. Oversized rose prints in dusky pink, cream, brown and navy made this a calming yet wearable collection.
Mariya Shulga followed with her 'Resurrection' collection. A balance between beauty and decay I adored the smash brick prints that adorned catsuits, tees and stretch dresses. There were shoulder pieces in leather and cage structure accessories and one sleeved wrap coats that had smash glass prints. It was all uber cool.
Anna Tiesten showed a selection of childrenswear that made the audience cheer with delight and the actual collection was as cute as the models. Pastel pink shorts and map printed shirts for girls and a mini Cath Kidson-esque printed jacket for boys was gorgeous and beautifully made.
I really liked Roxanne Newman's collection of dresses that featured laser cut overlays, chandelier skirts, bubble hems and perspex jewellery. The woven leather front of the chandelier skirt was divine a real juxtaposition of modern versus ancient.
Emily Sharp's foam dresses in black and white were as sweet as the liquorice allsorts printed on them! Curved petal collars and cone shapes were used as embellishments. It really was very cute and the mini childrenswear clothes were lovely.
Mel Austin was probably my favourite, I loved the delicate fringed dresses, the fringes were vertical and looked like draped shreds. Neck pieces of leather worked leaves, over layed into sculpture format was just as gorgeous and the cropped sleeve jacket of the same embellishment was well produced. Duck egg blue and cream tones added to the serenity. While splashes of lilac and mauve added a pop of colour.
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