My coverage of the London College of Fashion MA show on Thursday, is a little on the late side but I did treat myself to a non-wifi environment for the weekend as well as hopping it along to Stockholm for their fashion week (Dagmar show starting in about….twenty minutes… ).  I have just about enough time to bring you ramshackled collages and condensed thoughts.  Seeing as there is however a fair amount of information on most of the students (though sadly not on the ones I rated the most…) on the students' LCF profile pages, I'd advise you to do a bit of clickety click click to get any actual CONCRETE information…

Young Li Lee – He scooped the 'runners up' prize for his immaculate tailoring but aside from form-fitting 40s inspired dresses, what attracted this deserved prize-winning collection to me was the swathes of satin ribbed ribbons which were knotted together in a sort of loose macrame style, embellishing the dresses and sometimes informing the structures of the pieces… I liked that on top of these supposedly ladylike and prim and proper affairs, there are these loopy, satin 'snakes' that are sort of unexpected.

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So Ra Kim – Well, this had me written all over it and I did rhetorically ask my friend "Is it REALLY predictable that I like this collection?"… lemme see…. hyped-up pastels that are almost fluoro, Mickey/Minnie Mouse ears, a bit of metallic thrown into it, some odd proportions, weird marbling effects that look like hypercolour t-shirts, a mix of unexpected textures….yes, yes and YES.  *Hangs head in shame*

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Jin Joo Ma – With this collection, Jin Joo Ma was exploring the ideas of 'mefale'…male and female all mixed up which explains the balance of hard and soft which I loved.  What struck me though was the mix of materials that gave this rigid appearance (the glitter 'cardboard' and the faux leather) which were then softened by oodles of chiffon.  Meadham Kirchhoff has planted the idea of rigid glitter card garments in my head and now Jin Joo Ma has reinforced that. 

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Sven Hoppe – This menswear collection bagged the Collection of the Year Award and in my mind, was probably the most well balanced and complete collection out of the lot… the standouts were the treated blazers that incorporated some kind of painted latex and marbling.  You can't see here but on the trouser cuffs there are also these twists at the sides that change the shape of the trousers ever so subtly.  As with most menswear collections, it's all about those ickle deets. 

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Other Admirable Deets…

Wouter Baartmans' peter pan-shaped fur collars… hopefully they're detachable for adding to everything and anything…

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Nicole Murray's layered oyster/nude satin ensemble that has touches of Prada/Balenciaga about it…

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Eliana Dimitrakopoulou's take on 'ghetto' furs which were actually really beautiful in person given the amount of colour gradiation work done on these fluffy beasts…

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Merve Tuna's collection had bundles of fur-related shock factor in it but I think this oversized bag was the most effective BOO piece…

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As you can see… a lot of the students were going a bit ANIMAL mental… Sophie Condie injected a lot of huge big bird-style feathers into her collection.  I love the combo of the blue and the dusky pink here in this jacket…

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(All crappy catwalk images taken by me and all good backstage images taken by Morgan O'Donovan for Dazed Digital)

Comments (57)

  1. Brooke says:

    Goooooooooooo LCF!!!

  2. HMMM BLACK LIPSTICK…BIT DIFFERENT I SUPPOSE

  3. This is a GREAT post…MAaaaaagicx

  4. Laura says:

    Love all these collections… these crazy kid are the future.
    http://aforteforfashion.blogspot.com

  5. Vivien Helf says:

    Does anybody know the name of the model with the fur collar???
    http://stylebubble.co.uk/.a/6a00e5508e95a988330120a83a9bf1970b-popup

  6. I love this post!!!!!
    The bag is incredible!
    xoxo
    Festy
    http://festyinstyle.blogspot.com/

  7. Duck says:

    Oh my god I want to look like Big Bird now

  8. Great post says biased LCF soon to be MA Grad xx

  9. Augustine says:

    They are really the future of fashion… love Jin Joo Ma’s works…. some great volume…

  10. Shini says:

    Goodness Sven Hoppes’ treated blazers and So Ra Kim’s line… (So Ra means ‘seashell’ in Korean, Jin Joo means Pearl, now isn’t that quite the appropriate ;)) Sadly LCF graduates are always underappreciated because of CSM’s limelight, this needs to change in the future.

  11. KD says:

    Wow!! Thos are some really really REALLY talented students right there. I especially love the feather jacket and So Ra Kim’s collection.

  12. Achilleas says:

    i love the black lipstick… and the fabrics!!!!!
    http://thestyleparticle.blogspot.com

  13. Emily says:

    So many amazing pieces! Thank you for posting all of these collections! There was something familiar about Young Li Lee’s line, and I realized that the ribbon effect is very similar to what the Argentine designer Tamando does:
    http://www.tramando.com/ns/home.html
    For the last couple of years he’s played with volume in a similar way.

  14. This post rocks!
    Ears make evrything better…so do animal head bags (please tell me it’s fake tho).

  15. I would love to get my hands on one of those peter-pan fur collars!

  16. Sven Hoppe stood out the most by a mile. I would love Miuccia to get her hands on this guy. I think he would be perfect for Prada….
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  17. Sven Hoppe stood out the most by a mile. I would love Miuccia to get her hands on this guy. I think he would be perfect for Prada….
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  18. Sven Hoppe stood out the most by a mile. I would love Miuccia to get her hands on this guy. I think he would be perfect for Prada….
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  19. Sven Hoppe stood out the most by a mile. I would love Miuccia to get her hands on this guy. I think he would be perfect for Prada….
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  20. Sven Hoppe stood out the most by a mile. I would love Miuccia to get her hands on this guy. I think he would be perfect for Prada….
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  21. Sven Hoppe stood out the most by a mile. I would love Miuccia to get her hands on this guy. I think he would be perfect for Prada….
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  22. Sven Hoppe stood out the most by a mile. I would love Miuccia to get her hands on this guy. I think he would be perfect for Prada….
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  23. Sven Hoppe stood out the most by a mile. I would love Miuccia to get her hands on this guy. I think he would be perfect for Prada….
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  24. Sven Hoppe stood out the most by a mile. I would love Miuccia to get her hands on this guy. I think he would be perfect for Prada….
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  25. Sven Hoppe stood out the most by a mile. I would love Miuccia to get her hands on this guy. I think he would be perfect for Prada….
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  26. Sven Hoppe stood out the most by a mile. I would love Miuccia to get her hands on this guy. I think he would be perfect for Prada….
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  27. Sven Hoppe stood out the most by a mile. I would love Miuccia to get her hands on this guy. I think he would be perfect for Prada….
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  28. Sven Hoppe stood out the most by a mile. I would love Miuccia to get her hands on this guy. I think he would be perfect for Prada….
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  29. Sven Hoppe stood out the most by a mile. I would love Miuccia to get her hands on this guy. I think he would be perfect for Prada….
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  30. Sven Hoppe stood out the most by a mile. I would love Miuccia to get her hands on this guy. I think he would be perfect for Prada….
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  31. Sven Hoppe stood out the most by a mile. I would love Miuccia to get her hands on this guy. I think he would be perfect for Prada….
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  32. Sven Hoppe stood out the most by a mile. I would love Miuccia to get her hands on this guy. I think he would be perfect for Prada….
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  33. Sven Hoppe stood out the most by a mile. I would love Miuccia to get her hands on this guy. I think he would be perfect for Prada….
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  34. Sven Hoppe stood out the most by a mile. I would love Miuccia to get her hands on this guy. I think he would be perfect for Prada….
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  35. Sven Hoppe stood out the most by a mile. I would love Miuccia to get her hands on this guy. I think he would be perfect for Prada….
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  36. Sven Hoppe stood out the most by a mile. I would love Miuccia to get her hands on this guy. I think he would be perfect for Prada….
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  37. Sven Hoppe stood out the most by a mile. I would love Miuccia to get her hands on this guy. I think he would be perfect for Prada….
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  38. Sven Hoppe stood out the most by a mile. I would love Miuccia to get her hands on this guy. I think he would be perfect for Prada….
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  39. Sven Hoppe stood out the most by a mile. I would love Miuccia to get her hands on this guy. I think he would be perfect for Prada….
    http://layersandswathes.wordpress.com

  40. Catherine says:

    Oh the feather piece! so beautiful….sumbolic of me wanting to take flight? 😀

  41. Men in hats and wigs? Hmm must research.

  42. THAT BAG. OH MY LORXD, OHHHHHHHH.
    CANTFORMPROPERSEMTECES.

  43. SOS! says:

    thanks for report!
    xx-LJ from SOS!

  44. Andy M says:

    The model with the fur collar is Tom Reid @ Storm, http://stylebubble.co.uk/.a/6a00e5508e95a988330120a83a9bf1970b-popup

  45. Maggie says:

    I am loving ALL of this.

  46. Emma says:

    the bag :O love the whole idea though.

  47. jotta.com says:

    Some great young talent! There’s some more youngsters creating an interactive installation at the Trafalgar Hotel, to kick off Fashion Week 2010- with fashion films, giant dolls, illustration and more– http://www.jotta.com/magazine/outabout/617/future-form-article

  48. Annie says:

    Like all of these, especially the second one

  49. sam says:

    Good work, great job Susie! Mt big brother did the hair at that show!

  50. Jenna says:

    I love pretty much everything here but the bag with hairy pig on it is just horrible ;(
    http://wanted9097.blogspot.com/

  51. katherine says:

    i`m sorry but i don`t like it…especcially the pig bag…discusting…who will do that for fashion, hurt an inocent animal only for po it in your precius bag!…no no no.
    post me bag…jaja..sorry but i`m not dure if your post it`s going to be nice…
    PD: i was just being honest…

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  53. pashmina says:

    Black lipstick everywhere…. and that hogs-head bag was a real shocker!

  54. RAN says:

    There’s some more youngsters creating an interactive installation at the Trafalgar Hotel. that are sort of unexpected.Thank you very much for that information. I liked your blog.

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