Ravensbourne’s newest graduates drew from literary giants to evoke a contemporary fashion dialect; iterations of Lewis Carol’s Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland, Raphael’s holy cherubs, now brides. There’s no greater joy than the witnessing of history in real time. These students possess an institutional sense of understanding of craft, artistry and flair. A calm from the general chaos of the industry; Ravensbourne have their fingers firmly on the pulse of what we all are yet to ingest: stillness. Being present in the now, in order to truly protect our tomorrow.
From impeccable tailoring, to crochet gags; the collections depicted a multifarious engagement between design and designers, all characterized, by harsh shapes, long lines, disjointed figures, architectural elements all coupled with vibrant bursts of colour. Cubic layering, eco-cyborgs, floating embellishments, unwaveringly erotic and grunge worked to create a futuristic symbiosis.