Fashion’s future stars at Graduate Fashion Week



Top fashion students from Heriot-Watt's Textile and Design School are set to appear at Graduate Fashion Week.

The annual event attracts more than 30,000 industry insiders, visitors and celebrities every year and is taking place at the Truman Brewery, east London.

Now a group of talented students from the Galashiels campus, are heading down south to showcase their collections at the world-famous event.

Melissa Stevenson, from Glasgow's south side, is a final-year student at the university.

Her collection is based on mixing the futuristic with the past.

Melissa said: “My collection is called A Fallen Tsar and is an exploration into how society engages with the omnipresent digital landscape we're living in.

“In light of the centenary of the Russian Revolution, the country's history played a major role in setting the collection's overall silhouette and final concept.

“Information around the imperial family and imposters of the missing Grand Duchess, Anastasia, meant the collection took a sleek and angular yet embellished direction.

“These elements were also mixed with inspirations that came from cult sci-fi films.”

Clothes are also on show from Lois Moyes, from Oban, also studies fashion at Heriot-Watt.  

Lois said: “I want my clothes to be both escapism from stigma as well as a trigger to combat misconceptions. I've always found inspiration by questioning societal attitudes.”

Graduate Fashion Week takes place from 3 to 6 June and features 36 of the UK's leading fashion universities.

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