Fashion
  • Photography Alin Kovacs
  • Text Nazanin Shahnavaz
  • 17th February 2017

Next gen

Every February, The Central Saint Martins MA graduate show is one of London Fashion Week’s highly anticipated events, with designers, buyers and journalists all keen to see the industry’s next generation of talent make their first foray onto the catwalk. It is a chance for the graduates to be seen on the global fashion stage, following in the footsteps of the college’s star alumni: Alexander McQueen, Craig Green, Christopher Kane, Simone Rocha and Marques’Almeida, whose stories all began on that very same runway.

Highlights included Markus Wernitznig’s midnight blue furs and elegant accordion pleat trousers, Josha Walter’s army-green trench coats and Robert Wallace’s deconstructed suits offered new forms of tailoring. Elsewhere Amir Khorasany, Robert Sanders and Peter Movrin, provided colour and texture with their showy foil pieces. However, it was Gabriele Skucas’ refined collection of modest knitwear silhouettes, pleated midiskirts, blouses and blazers that earned her the L’Oréal Professionnel Creative Award.