On the 12th March, Oxford Fashion Studio will be embarking on their last show of the season, Oxford Fashion Week. A jam-packed week filled with fun, educational and – obviously – fashion events.
Below is a brief look at what we can all expect at the shows on Saturday:
7PM RUNWAY SHOW
Pattern Magic // Tallinn
The collection’s name ‘Pattern Magic’ is inspired by the idea of thought patterns and the idea of observing one’s mind to adjust and reorganise these patterns as a way of self-improvement.
Raggedy by Hayley Trezise
Be Your Beautiful // Frome
Raggedy creates Innovative and unique wearable art that is made in the UK. Eco-couture that is slow and timeless fashion, sculpting beautiful shapes from waste materials and organic fabrics, that is inspired by and celebrates the female form.
Olivia May Boutique
SS16 // Oxford
Expressing yourself through what you wear is a fantastic free feeling. The high street tailors everyone to look the same but at Olivia May you can find an outfit that individually expresses you.
Gwendoline and the posta di Donna // Stafford
HEM became fully established in 2013 as an independent online store and designer of bespoke garments, founded by, rather fortunately named Hannah Emily Matthews. HEM is proud of customer service and attention to detail, high quality collections and extra special one off pieces.
AW16 // London
YU (Yu – Universe) – designs by Keishin Hoshiko with an emphasis on harmony between form and function, traditional technique and contemporary design, the individual and their environment. We want to think of ways in which we can be more comfortable, more beautiful and at the same time take more care to be mindful of our surroundings to make a positive impact.
Window // London
Bermudian born designer Rochelle Minors, injects elements of her home country within her work. Taken from the local vibrant streets of Bermuda and the Mediterranean, the designer was inspired by the unique placement of unconventional colours mixed with the hard structure of windows and their decorative complementary blinds. Taking a literal approach, the designer inserted the element of window within each garment, with both sheer paneling and print, creating a ‘see through’ element throughout.
9PM RUNWAY SHOW
Razzle Dazzle // London
Hannah Sykes is a technical pattern designer giving function to her designs allowing them to have a dual purpose. Hannah’s collection was solely in screen print with the small amount of digital print, which gave an overall impact with her double print and the reflection of colours throughout my collection. Hannah combines this with an innovative ink bringing intelligence into her designs.
Limelight // Southampton
I am delighted to showcase my Limelight collection at the upcoming Oxford Fashion Week runway show as this platform is a big opportunity for my brand to reach out to the right audience. However, to be chosen by the team is what excites me most and I want to use my design to create a real lasting impact.
Pautinka // London
The Infinity Chain by Svetlana Marshall. Each piece allows the wearer to express themselves as creatively and uniquely as possible. ’ Pautinka London ’ has won the prestigious British Jewellers Association’s annual design competition and has recently exhibited at International Jewellery London ( IJL ) and at London Fashion Week (Fashions Finest). Svetlana now creates luxury designs in gold & silver as well as fashion jewellery.
Angels Rest // Johannesburg
The direct translation of the word “Zulu” means Heaven. Urban Zulu embodies the ideal of the Urban Heaven. Inspired by the spiritual, connected to the beauty and texture of the physical, Urban Zulu reflects the balance between the higher ideals of love and unity and practical functionality. The “Urban” element of the brand speaks to the fast paced lifestyle demands of modern living. Our clothes remain functional and relevant in contemporary society, yet still reflect the unique nuances of our African identity.
Pulse // Amsterdam
My feminist upbringing and being a former dancer at the Alvin Ailey Dance School in New York City have led me to aspire to create clothes that have the power to make women feel more confident and forceful while wearing them. My traditional painting and dancing studies have led me to view the body as a 3D canvas where I can experiment with movement and volume to create new silhouettes. Dark culture, intangible elements, travelling and movement influence my designs.
Daniel Pascal Tanner
SS16/17 // London
Infatuated with the research process, Daniel discovers reinventions and innovations in traditional textile and craft techniques through plucking nostalgic references and texts from past and present and slaps them together with his own photographic diary which explore personal interests in gender, equality, sexuality and paradoxical examples of modernity and antiquity often exploring subjects with heavy undertones.
3DP Bridal 2016 // New York
Sabina Saga’s work brings a fresh look at how materials and technologies can reshape fashion at the most emotive levels. Unlocking the potential of 3D printing, it is changing the design industry and making 3D printed accessories, jewellery, and textiles an accessible reality.
Be prepared to be completely astounded by the talent at this weekend’s show. Oxford Fashion Studio will definitely be finishing with a Bang!