Monday, 7 June 2010

Editor @ Large . . . GFW Sailsbury

Sailsbury seemed to be all about duck egg blue in all tones, this colour featured heavily across the board.
Not known for its fashion, there were a handful of students that really impressed me.

Sophie Lowe mixed crochet 'hay' and suede in an elegant yet modern manner. The cutting was excellent with beautiful suede pencil skirts and shift dresses (with crochet hay bell sleeves). The balance shouldn't of worked but it did, it felt entirely serene and was impeccably styled.

I adored Angela Steads tea cup print and was disappointed that this wasn't used more than the less strong applique.

Jenna Squires menswear was one of my favourite of the day, in tones of oatmeal grey, and an almost turquoise duck egg Jenna produced a versatile and cohesive look of foam strutured jackets (with an almost raised cupping effect on the yoke, loose chunky knits and washer embellished front trousers.

Paveen Rayat showed that its not all about over styling, this simple but elegant collection highlighted all that is right with a graduate collection. A smart and solid colour palette of camels and nudes and clean yet excellently cut silhouettes and well proportion drapes showed a real skill with fabric and the ability to balance fabrics. There were good seaming details and the gunmetal accent worked perfectly with the more muted tones.

My final Sailsbury favourite was Kat Mills who produced a grunge collection with a futuristic edge. A marble style print was worked into a draped jersey front dress, which was swiftly followed by a chain metal mini. Faded dyed leggings ensured both excellent and on trend styling, these pieces wouldn't look out of place in Bolongaro Trevor. I loved the criss/cross jersey fabric manipulation and all the ruching worked excellently as the jersey looked soft to the touch and expensive. The worked leather sleeves again showed of Kat's fabric manipulation skills and is definitely my favourite of the show.


  1. Hi, im jenna squires, thank you for your lovely review of my work!!

  2. Hey Jenna! You are most welcome! I think I wrote this one for Fashion Capital too so it should be up there! Make sure to pass the link round to all your friends and good luck! was a lovely menswear collection.
    drop me an email Im a freelance stylist so we should stay in touch!

  3. Hi.. this is the course leader of SALISBURY !! thankyou for this review of our show it is much appreciated ..BUT next year can you please make sure you spell the name right its SALISBURY not SAILSBURY !! we are quite a large cathedral city in the South West ..if you ever pass this way ..pop into the college for a glass of wine ;) best regards Jennie Hiett:)


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