20 February 2011

London Fashion Week A/W 11 - Central Saint Martins

Last night, MA Fashion graduates from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London, showcased their collections to the audience of London Fashion Week, including those viewing the live stream at home, such as myself.

The catwalk show was, to say the least, an interesting viewing, although if I am to be perfectly honest, it was the weirdest thing I've ever sat down to watch in my life. Though all of the 21 collections featured were intriguing and may influence future fashions, only a select few styles seemed fit to be worn in public.

(Source: londonfashionweek.co.uk)
(Source: londonfashionweek.co.uk)




















Okay, I know I'm no fashion student, so I apologise if I haven't quite grasped the point in showcasing - or even producing, for that matter - such bizarre collections. However, what I do know is if anyone were to wear most of the featured outfits in public, they would look ridiculous. Never before had anything made me want to laugh and cry at the same time.

(Source: londonfashionweek.co.uk)
(Source: londonfashionweek.co.uk)




















So feel free to tell me I lack an appreciation for art or the creative genius, but seriously, where and when would you honestly adorn the majority of these styles? Certainly not in broad daylight.

(Source: londonfashionweek.co.uk)
(Source: londonfashionweek.co.uk)




















I won't deny the MA graudates have talent and a tremendous amount of creativity, but for many of them to have used it in this manner is beyond my understanding. I know they wanted to prove themselves, but was it really necessary to create - as inspiring as they might be - some genuine monstrosities?

I wish these graduates go on to have a successful future in the fashion industry like so many before them, but hopefully producing styles which people will actually wear.

(Source: londonfashionweek.co.uk)
(Source: londonfashionweek.co.uk)




















If you can bear to watch, check out the highlights from last night's show.



(To visit the Central Saint Martins College website, click here)

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