Sunday, 14 June 2015

#IamSIA Degree Fashion Show

I am delighted to be able to share this post after such an amazing evening at the #IamSIA degree fashion show at Sheffield Hallam University. I was invited to go along and thought I'd get together a small group of bloggers from Sheffield to go along and see the amazing pieces the 3rd year students created for their end of year show. 

Throughout this post I'm going to be sharing photos of the pieces that caught my eye on the evening- I have also put together a video of the whole show that I will add to the end of this post!

I was really impressed with the quality of the students Lookbooks- I loved being able to get a feel for how their work developed in the months(years!) running up to the event. I admire their creativity massively!




SUZIE WHALL- 'Pollenology'- a collection inspired by pollen, bulbs and flora. Three dimensional fabric florals accompany a digital print.
I loved the pop of mint throughout the collection- big fan of using pastel shades to brighten up an outfit and with the grey it worked so well.
This is my fave piece from Suzie's collection- isn't it dreamy! I love the combination of textures.  I think this is really wearable and something I'd go for if I was to see it in a shop.  

SARAH GOODWIN- 'Electric Vision' is inspired by the complexity and beauty of the human eye- I love the combination of colours Sarah has used to draw your eye into the detail of the pieces and different textures of all the fabrics used. 

My fave clothing piece from Sarah's collection are the knee length skirts- I love this blue one combined with the white bumbag in the above photo. 
The accessories Sarah made to accompany the outfits were amazing, I love the acrylic necklaces-I've been chatting with Sarah since the show and she told me a bit more about how she made these pieces and that they are interchangeable pieces that can be adapted to your outfit.. I imagine this would make a great statement piece with a crisp white shirt. The Mr also really likes this collection- his words were "its very Pharrell-esque and futuristic!" 

HEATHER BAMFORD- 'Beautiful Fool'- a collection paying homage to the 1920's- feathers,lace and pleats. 
I love this collection- very Gatsby-esque accessories and I can imagine that this style would suit my shape. 

CHARLIE JO LAMBERT- 'Ice Cream Sunday' collection. I love this collection- really fun and playful using bright pops of colour and cute ice-cream pompom accessories. 
LUCY HEWER- 'Through the Garden Gate' is inspired by Chatsworth house- it takes inspiration from the beauty of the gardens. 

What a beaut this young lady is! I like the drawstrings on this piece.
Outfits designed by Sarah Goodwin, Lorna Miles, Lucy Hewer (left to right)
These two pieces are part of Lorna Miles' collection. 

JESSICA ECCLESTON- 'Lady Noir' collection- ohhh this collection is sexy- I didn't get many photos of her pieces but check out her reflective log on her collection here



AMELIA BEARDSHAW- 'No Beginning No End' cork collection-Her collection creates a unique folkloric avant garde look. Amelia was awarded first place on the evening- I like her collection a lot, some of the pieces aren't as wearable as some of the other collections I saw on the night but I absolutely love the shoes and bags! 

Along with getting a chance to go and meet the models, dressers and designers we also had the chance to meet Ollie Proudlock, who picked out the winner from the evening. As you may already know he has his own fashion line, Serge DeNimes. We had a quick chat about what he thought of the show- he loved it and said that London should watch out as up here in Sheffield we have some amazing designers! He also said that some of the collections he saw on the night have given him inspiration for future items for his own collection. 
We also got to meet Funda Onal from MIC- I was swooning over her YSL bag and shoes!
We had such an amazing night at the event and its one I'm going to try and keep involved with for years to come.. I love supporting up and coming locals in fashion and this event really allowed the designers to show of their pieces in the best surroundings with the coverage they all deserve.

It would be great to see local companies getting involved with the event in the future as I've been told at the moment its fully funded by the university. 

If you'd like to find out more please visit the SHU  website.

Whats your fave piece from the show?

XOXO

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