Royal College of Art MA Fashion 2003 ...7/24/2003

   The RCA's graduate show is one of the most respected fashion events. Students at the Royal College of Art have all graduated from another institution and the standard of the post-graduates' work is very high.

This year was no exception. The show kicked off with three projects - Global Traveller, a Tailoring project by 1st year students and the Monochrome Sensibilities/Colour Simplicity project by final year

    Then came collections by 27 students graduating from a combination of menswear, womenswear and knitting degrees. Menswear Knitwear highlights include Johanna Flanagan's cute body-hugging cardigans, Richard Levis' multi-coloured jumpers and hoodies.

Menswear graduate Tom Pike's collection focused on fun, sporty pieces and appropriated the Nike tick for his own Pike logo, while Cressida Wilcox's collection larged it up with an enormous, oversized sheepskin coat.

Womenswear graduate Christine Neilson genuinely wowed the crowd with her weird and wonderful sculpted garments which look as though they are inspired by architecture. In contrast, Graeme Raeburn's womenswear collection was compact, controlled and featured lots of funky details for a 21st century gal.