London College of Fashion MA14 – text by Silvia Bombardini

Dear Shaded Viewers and Diane, 

Why settling for just the coming winter when we could have instead an exclusive sneak peek of many more seasons yet to come? That's why we enjoy graduate shows so much, for the chance to spot, within an already most carefully curated selection, those talents that we will soon dress by, and yet still tender, valiant and untamed. Shiny and sharp, like rough tourmaline. Yesterday morning at The Waldorf Hilton they were just so, the cream pupils London College of Fashion's MA courses. With oversized, applied shapes or cutouts, and a taste of a grumpy, grunge-y attitude in textures and fabrics and those raw hems: as such walked by, the silhouette of the future. One of my personal favourites, probably was Aristides Vanis – his loud, funky outfits, looking a bit like a circus postcard hand-painted by a child, reminded me somehow of a young Charles Anastase meets Jeremy Scott. Or something like that. Truth is, I was won over as soon as the first model stepped in, carrying an almost life-sized, cuddly stuffed pony under his arm. And the level of craft mastered by Youjia Jin truly was astonishing: crisp, windy pleats that seamlessly fell into suit pockets, the kind that could make Mister Miyake proud. Just as well, a denim label such as Eun Kyeng Seo's will never fail to excite me – because anyone who grew up in the nineties and tells you they don't miss denim at least every once in a while is probably lying. All in all, a small crowd of various, skilful talents, full of promise and glow.




Youjia Jin


Eun Kyeng Seo


Yuanxi Sun


Min Kim


Wen Tan


Barbra Kolasinski