If you’ve ever wanted to experience the excitement of being on the front row of a fashion show then the Royal College of Art’s MA Graduate Show is a great way to spot the latest trends coming from some of the fashion world’s future stars.
Thirty-five MA Fashion students specialising in menswear, womenswear, knitwear and millinery will present their final collections on the catwalk, with footwear and accessory design in a static display at the RCA in London on Wednesday 30 May.
Graduates will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of a new generation of RCA fashion alumni who have set up their own labels and are winning industry awards, including Erdem, Holly Fulton, Eudon Choi, Heikki Salonen, Christopher Raeburn; menswear designers, James Long, Lou Dalton, Matthew Miller, Katie Eary and Astrid Andersen; milliners Justin Smith and Zara Gorman and shoe designer Camilla Skovgaard.
An emphasis on individual creativity and originality married with impeccable technical know-how means that RCA graduates are entering the market with exactly the right skills needed to thrive in the profession. 95% of RCA Fashion MA graduates gain employment in the industry, and at the appropriate level.
Founded by former editor Madge Garland in 1948 and now led by Professor Wendy Dagworthy OBE, the highly acclaimed programme has helped train many renowned fashion designers such as Ossie Clark, Anthony Price, Philip Treacy, Julien Macdonald, Christopher Bailey, Clare Waight Keller, Boudicca and Georgina Goodman.
The RCA Fashion Shows take place at 4pm and 7pm (includes champagne and canapes) on 30 May, to buy tickets visit: www.rca.ac.uk/fashiontickets or call 0207 590 4373.
If you can’t make it – don’t worry, TheStyleColumn will be attending the prestigious event bringing you full coverage from the evening. If there’s one place to stay tune… it’s right here.
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