Amanda Brown Amanda Brown
Shivani Chavda Shivani Chavda

Culture Clash: Graduate show a riot of colour

07 : 06 : 2011 London : Fashion Futures : Graduate Fashion Week

London – Fashion design students from De Montfort University in Leicester presented a multicultural mix in their final show at Graduate Fashion Week this month.

The university is known for its rich print design talent and several students focused on print and colour, choosing Mix Mash inspirations for their final collections.

Sarika Pancholi showed riotous colour and myriad textures, including fringes, beads and macramé, to spice up a range of Aran and cable knits. Kate Williams focused on colour blocks, bright stripes and water mark-style prints for a paintbox collection.

Shivani Chavda was inspired by the natural flora and fauna of the jungle with some stand-out tropical prints worked into clever merging digitised print dresses. Another talent to watch was Amanda Brown, whose collection featured references to India including an eclectic mix of fused illustrative prints, fringes and sweet-paper wrapping ideas.

For more design and print inspiration, read our Mix Mash Inspire report.

LS:N Global will be presenting highlights from Graduate Fashion Week throughout this week. Look out for our round-up reports next week.

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