The Royal College of Arts in London hosted their annual Public Fashion Show this Wednesday.
The RCA is a postgraduate Art and Design University and, in support to their students, they allow students to annually have their clothes and designs worn down the runway. The show features both womenswear and menswear, as both are available focuses that the school offers.
The intention of the show is to not only be an event for students to show off their work, but also give them the opportunity to gain attention for their creations. This gives them the chance to show designers what they can do in an official setting.
“Both programs encourage students to experiment and take risk to develop their individual vision and design identity through personal research and its application to design,” said RCA.AC.UK.
The fashion show, created over fifty years ago, was founded by former Vogue editor, Madge Garland. It is now run by, Wendy Dagworthy, a professor at RCA and a founder of London’s Fashion week. This show also served as a farewell to Wendy Dagworthy, member and professor of RCA for sixteen years.
The outfits from the show have been posted to RCA’s Facebook page. The feature a variety of styles and patterns, from an outfit that covers the models face to neon, feather covered ensembles.
The day after the Public Fashion show, RCA hosted a Fundraising Fashion Gala, which raises money for students who want to attend the school in the future.
Specific designers and their creations can be found on RCA.AC.UK, where the graduates work is posted for display.