>> I love a good seven barrelled G to start off a title (thank you G-Unit…)… though frankly a snazzy G isn't going to hide the fact that I'm a bit short shrift on material to write about at the moment save for little announcements and reminder notices.  Just call the blog Style Bubble Reminds for the next few days…

So reminder reminder…. it's G-g-g-g-g-g-G FW – aka Graduate Fashion Week beginning this Sunday.  I'll be blog blog blogging again from there but perhaps to a lesser degree as I'm not going to be there on the first day (intrepid reporter Steve will be there in my plastic booth… ) nor on the last day either… but I WILLLL try and see everything… and once again of course, feel free to come up to my ickle booth and wave at me through the slightly scratched perspex… I promise I won't be too distracted by SD cards/USB sticks/Irfanview…

A pretty awesome run-up shoot has just come out though to celebrate this year's GFW… I'm betting that the following students will be incredibly chuffed that their graduate collection was handpicked by Dazed & Confused fashion editor Katie Shillingford to be shot by Rankin… actually, if any of these students read this blog, maybe you'd like to leave a comment saying HOW chuffed you were… feel free to use emoticons if you're MEGA-chuffed.  In all seriousness though, it is an amazing opportunity to be shot by Rankin/Shillingford at such an early stage of one's design career… is it weird that I get a wee bit proud about the amount of hurrahs/huzzahs we make over UK's fashion graduates (going beyond the usual LCF, CSM, RCA peeps…).  

Anna Lee, De Montford University – It's like Edvard Munch's skies in The Scream going wild on this dress….

A Lee, De Montfort University

Carly Ellis, University of Westminster – A touch of the Cassette Playa about this… but I do love a good heat map…

C Ellis, University of Westminster

Garry Butterfield, University of Northampton – Rust going into lime and then going back again into rust… like a strange pattern on sandstone formations…

G Butterfield, University of Northampton

Gina Webster, Birmingham City University – There's a bit 2000 era MySpace animated GIF coming alive on this coat…

G Webster, Birmingham City University

Kitty Keay, Colchester School of Art – Why have fringe in just one colour when you can have it err… 25?

K Keay, Colchester School of Art

Lisa Marie Jones, University of Wales – We've seen cages a lot, but what about physical chains encasing the body complete with what looks to be a chastity belt padlock?

Lisa Marie Jones, University of Wales

Beth Spurr (left) and Lucy Hammond (right), Kingston University – "I Heart Knitting, I'm Not Hitting Shitting" … wise words there… (**EDIT** Suddenly that makes a whole lot more sense…!)

L-R, B Spurr & L Hammond, both Kingston University

Phoebe Thirwall, Nottingham Trent University – Possibly my favourite look of the ten…. I love the way the different directions of the ribbing runs and how it all gets a bit warped and 'bunched up' in the middle…

P Thirlwall, Nottingham Trent University

Rebecca Thomson, Manchester Metropolitan Univeristy – I'm hoping this sort of layered styling carries through to the show… not sure how I'd feel about the dress on its own…

R Thomson, Manchester Metropolitan University2

Sera Ulger, Ravensbourne College – Ravensbourne always come out as a must-see at GFW and Sera's bird like print on a mohair dress bodes well for the show…

S Ulger, Ravensbourne College


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  1. Sophia

    2010-06-03 at 5:33 PM

    Everything is so insane and a mixture of so many things I love it! The man’s jacket is so amazing.

  2. away with the fairy's

    2010-06-03 at 5:50 PM

    The first is certainly my favourite! such a great mix of colour and pattern!

  3. Cristina Suspiria

    2010-06-03 at 7:56 PM

    i really like teh coulour in these pics

  4. My Republic of Fashion

    2010-06-03 at 7:59 PM

    All of these are really inspiring designs.SarahD

  5. moi

    2010-06-03 at 8:01 PM

    ye…I’m totally drawn to the bodycon knit…some hot tribal references…good luck to her!

  6. Carly Ellis

    2010-06-03 at 8:43 PM


  7. Carly Ellis

    2010-06-03 at 8:44 PM

    **meant to say not only, not only only!

  8. KD

    2010-06-03 at 8:46 PM

    I love graduate fashion collections. They always have such youth about them, for obvious reasons.

  9. Elena Vasilieva

    2010-06-03 at 10:44 PM

    Very funky chic, kind of roc ‘n roll a little bit. This post is great fun.

  10. Maggie

    2010-06-03 at 10:54 PM

    definitely loving this post.

  11. Kathryn

    2010-06-04 at 12:22 AM

    As a first year Fashion student there, I am disappointeed at the lack of coverage given to Northumbria University. Not only did they win more awards than any other uni at GFW (and in general!) last eyar but i know from my own eyes that some of the collections are AMAZING.

  12. Becca

    2010-06-04 at 4:00 AM

    Some amazing pieces!

  13. Linda

    2010-06-04 at 4:21 AM

    Look at the textures, the shapes, the psychedelic colors!!!
    It’s all so wonderful!

  14. IP Lawyers Melbourne

    2010-06-04 at 8:20 AM

    Oh my god those are too shining to me..however everytime after you try them on I feel beauty

  15. Joy D.

    2010-06-04 at 8:24 AM

    I am pretty sure no one would care about GFW if it wasn’t for you. I love your excitement.

  16. Kitty Keay

    2010-06-04 at 9:07 AM

    Chuffed doesn’t even cover it!!!! It’s sooo surreal!
    Can’t wait to see the booth at GFW… yay
    Kitty Keay

  17. Elena Vasilieva

    2010-06-04 at 1:32 PM

    graduate collections are always fun to watch. There is definitely a lot of innovation in these ones. I loved the dress with the chains, it’s kinda feminine and so rough at the same time.

  18. emilybethan

    2010-06-05 at 1:12 PM

    Well done Gary!!! its AMAZING to see something from our year on style bubble!!! 😀

  19. Tara

    2010-06-08 at 1:41 PM

    i heart knitting.. im not SHITTING… not hitting lol

  20. susie_bubble

    2010-06-08 at 1:44 PM

    Tara: Doh…. couldn’t read the S…. actually, couldn’t read the S on the runway either…doh!

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