The 15 mini-collections shown at graduation shows at the Edinburgh College of Art partly build on the trends suggested this year by big brands like Moschino, but also offer a range of more original and fresh takeings than the trendy one can afford. a house aimed primarily at an established audience of fans. Here is the minimalism of fabric and decor, hidden by the unity and precision of the cut lines, like Celine, and the rapidly gaining popularity of grunge, proposed in the men's collections for fall 2015, and the very careful introduction and development of the themes of Orientalism, begun by Alexander McQueen, as well as architectural and secondary in clothing.
For many of the graduates of the clothing design department, this is the only chance to fully manifest their potential, to show what their imagination, design thinking and ability to feel potentially interesting topics are capable of. It is for this reason that graduation collections are not only highly valued in the fashion world, but also for many years later inspire independent fashion designers to new experiments and feats. Fashion at the early stage of the career of any couturier, cutter or designer is primarily a business, the ability to quickly offer the crowd what they are ready to buy, there is little creativity for a person who is not ready to subdue his imagination and direct creativity in a given direction. As sad as it may sound, they are the majority. The names of many will never leave professional circles, they will never come out as separate brand lines. The graduation show for them is not just a step into a new life, but also an opportunity to leave their contribution to history.
Students of the Edinburgh College of Art offer us a glimpse into a season that is still completely unknown - in the fall and winter of next year, at a time when everything is still not clear with the trends of spring. Well, there is a chance to test their insights and professional flair. Here is an approximate list of trends described in the collections:
1. Monochrome fashion will survive for another year, but will gradually mix with sci-fi themes and acquire more cybernetic than bohemian-gothic color;
2. The suprematist trend, which appeared in Ulyana Sergeenko and developed by glossy magazines, will show itself as a strong, vibrant trend and will bring back the silhouettes of the late 20s into fashion, but only forms, without decor and decoration;
3. The oriental trend that appeared in the summer of 2014 will remain, but only as a general concept, the border between Japanese, Chinese and Indian will be completely erased;
4. Orange and its shades - a new color of the season, a new theme in the design and decoration of outfits - microflora and protozoa;
5. Sci-fi themes in apparel and accessories will continue to fight desperately for a place in brand collections and show themselves to be potentially successful.
If at least half of the above comes true, perhaps not the most unexpected, but rather exciting season awaits us.