The clothes show is a spectacular event for fashion-driven fanatics, be it students or adults, where you will be surrounded by the biggest trends and styles in the fashion industry, an enormous range of high-demand and fashionable products available for purchase, not to mention celebrities around every corner waiting to be drowned in admiration, information on how and where the magic sprouts from, and lastly a stupendous and worth the watch fashion show where future, past and present fashion is put in the limelight.
The fashion show of 2014 had ideas from nearly every inch of the world of fashion, such as business wear, harsh winter, 80’s disco and the American lifestyle, and the most impressive element of it all was how fluently the themes were presented by the dynamic moves of the dancers and the elegant strutting of models down the catwalk. The change between the different scenes took no longer than approximately 10 seconds, and each time the models were in tip-top condition in their outfits and played their role flawlessly.
There was a structured pattern as to when each model would approach the front of the catwalk, sometimes in twos and sometimes even alone, but the entrance and exit was done to perfection each time. Speaking of perfection, the models themselves looked like a billion dollars on the catwalk, it was made sure that beauty was not hidden, by the help of Model's Own, Elemis, Rimmel, Carmex, Bare Minerals and many more.
The atmosphere; how to put it? … It made you feel like you had just bought exclusive tickets to a phenomenal fashion show in Milan or New York, it was absolutely spectacular. The stadium accommodated at least over nine-thousand spectators and the catwalk was perfectly in the middle in a clear view for everyone to see. For every story, the background shifted and so did the music, all of a sudden from strong R&B to a serine and tranquil melody; it was like you were watching seven parts to a movie in thirty minutes. To make it even more entertaining, impressive dance routines and breakouts took place every few minutes, combining the elements of performing arts with fashion, a combination that never fails to mesmerize.
The work that was presented at the fashion show was purely created by university of fashion and arts, post-graduate students and designers in the making, the show is an opportunity for new and learning designers to excel in their talents and expand their chances at making a career in the fashion industry, whilst also enhancing the effect fashion has on society and help it grow.
Some of the creations were quite extrovert in the way they were created, as there was a model dressed up as the white queen of nature and all that’s good and pure in a dress as big as herself, and then a model walking on covered in every floral print imaginable bright yellow, pink and white, the contrast between the outfits definitely proved that there is no one way street with fashion. Head gear, although quite peculiar, was also very frequent and successful possibly because it is not normally seen in the fashion industry.
Men’s fashion was equally as astounding, especially the idea of making oversized garments fit adequately by the help of various design features, these are zips, sleeves, braces- (not the one you get on your teeth) - appliqué, and even the shape, overall everything looked in place.
The fashion show did also give us an insight on what trends may appear in the forthcoming season, maybe not completely clear, but definitely sure. Bold colors and prints appeared a lot and pales were nearly put to sleep, so the season is going to be a loud one, and business wear is also going up a level as suits and pencil skirts are no longer going to look just bland. Some of the olden, retro styles may cast a returning eye such as the 80’s neon leg warmers, tutus and bedazzled tracksuits with flared trousers, and knee-length dresses may have some competition as it looks like long dresses are ready to scrape the floor.