Friday, 10 February 2012

Spring Fashion Manchester Show 2012

The third annual Spring Fashion Show was hosted at
Pitcher & Piano in Manchester. 
It was a really great night and there was some true talent from independent, emerging designers.

FABRYAN - This collection offered a unique, feminine and alluring designs, inspired by exotic flowers at Kew Gardens, they are 100% organic silk, with urban glamour and leather bindings.

Two friends work together to create these beautiful designs,
the collection exudes elegance and impact.
The strong silhouettes were dramatic and oh so sexy.
I NEED one of these stunning printed skirts in my life!

This unique collection hosted a strong message entitled
'You Can't Control Me.'
The inspiration was taken from childhood and suppressed subconscious memories. 
This latex collection is not for the faint hearted,
with one shocking jacket covered with baby faces.
It really did stand out with its amazing designs.
A shocking yet powerful collection made with much thought, time and latex...
(I can't help but think of puffa fishes!)

CROSS CULTURE FASHION - A collection inspired by different cultures,
based on African and Japanese influences with colour, vintage and graphic palettes. Smooth affordable fashion.

 Runner Up Best Emerging Designer Award : LAUREN WROE -
A graduate from Northumbria University,
inspired by the fourties and fifties.
She exemplifies her collection with a conscious effort to concentrate on reducing fabric waste with her zero waist pattern cutting.

PRETTY DISTURBIA -  This collection is for the confident consumer with its off beat decadence, kitsch glamour. Hosting cut out arms, tutu skirts, printed tops this collection is tongue in cheek.
They also sell popular menswear range Bang Bang Scribble.

VICTORIA ROSSO - Her vintage prints are simply exquisite with travel and sixties influence showcased in quaint tea dresses, high waisted shorts and sun-dresses. The second dress is my favourite!

These native hand crafted knits teames with clever panels to
flatter and intrigue, creates character and evoke timeless style.
Eco friendly fashion with one-off innovative and creative designs.

THOM NEAL - The epitome of style is hauled together with the collection.
A mixture of strong heritage and skill creates stunning menswear.
Bold colours, faux fur coats, tweeds, metallic shirts and alligator shoes
creates truly unique creations.

My Personal Favourite: RIANNA PHILLIPS -
From Manchester School of Arts, this talented designer
has created a flawless collection.
The 3-D textured digital placement prints, with asymmetrical tops and embellished garments reminds me of  Peter Pilotto. The bag, the clutch, the scarf, the details is key with this collection.
A designer to watch out for!

(All pictures by taken by myself unless otherwise stated.)