in the elegant setting of the Pullman hotel eleven young designers
showcased a range of unique designs. The combination of statement
pieces influenced by each designers’ personality, varying between
haute couture and ready to wear pieces, perfectly embodied the
driving concepts behind each design.
one of the most contemporary designs of the collection, Dimitar
Milchev, presented a pure white fitted jumpsuit, built upon by the
incorporation of metallic blue tassels, accentuating and adding
detail to each shoulder. Discussing the minimalist concept behind his
creation, the designer of three years credited Givenchy as an
influence that added to the couture nature of the design. Winning
third place in the category for ‘Best Young Designer’ commenting
on his design Milchev stated “I am definitely aiming for
celebrities to wear my designs, even in their music videos someday”.
designer bringing a modern elegance to the collection was Amandine
Cole, combining the contemporary with an elegant flare of simplicity.
Cole’s design consisted of a cream co-ord, built up of a sharp
tailored blazer, the baggy cropped trousers paired, added a relaxed
element to the design. Further building on the design the metallic
silver details incorporated through the headband, shoes and lining of
the blazer brought an edgy element to the design, bringing the cream
co-ord from dated to current.
an abundance of originality and innovation through his designs,
Fraser Miller added to the collection, presenting a colourful knit
based design, influenced by the clean lines and impeccable
preciseness of Danish architecture. As one of 10 siblings, Miller
incorporated the idea of hand me downs into the design representing
the originality and personal style of an individual. “We got so
many clothes passed down to us, I wanted to change them and make a
piece my own,”. After winning the ‘Visionary Knit Wear’ award
at Graduate Fashion week, aiming for the runways of London and Paris
fashion week, the Scottish designer to watch aims to create his own
brand in the coming years.
Displaying a variety of inspiration and vision through the designs presented, the Young Designer Awards showcased the future talents of the fashion industry highlighting a range of designers whose creations may be walking the runways of London Fashion Week in the coming years.