My favourite LMFF show by far has really got to be the National Graduate Showcase presented by Sportsgirl. The show featured final year design students from all over Australia showcasing their creativity through a series of personal collections. Every single collection I saw was highly innovative and different, which is why I just loved it so much. The photos above are just some snaps of my favourites from the night. I could seriously post triple the amount of photos but sadly my camera really couldn’t deal with the non-flash and low light, despite sitting directly in front of the runway! Anna’s pieces were a particular love of mine – her appropriately titled collection ‘kitschfolk und kindheit’ really appealed to me with it’s kitschy, mismatched like playful looks. The teal cape in particular stole my heart as soon as I saw it and the clock sweater I can see doing very well over winter dresses. Sally’s ‘boys and girls are choice’ displayed a selection of androgynous tartan looks which are starting to rekindle my love for the print. Stefanie’s collection was a whimsical delight. I am literally head over heels in love with that trench coat with floral watercolour print.. I have never seen a trench coat like that and anything I haven’t seen before is pretty much an instant tick in my books. The carefully moulded leather pieces in Laura’s leather collection were such a carefully crafted work of art. And Natalia’s floral prints (I will never get over floral print, despite what I might say) were absolutely breathtaking coupled with the structured ruffle and details!
The national graduate show was a pleasure to watch and for the designers themselves to sit and watch their pieces being modeled on the catwalk must have been one of the best feelings in the world!