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Heinz In The News: June 2014

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London Evening Standard

2 June 2014

Young designers stand out from crowd at London fashion show 

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Models walk the runway wearing designs by Eujean Cha during the UCA Epsom show during day 2 of Graduate Fashion Week 2014 at The Old Truman Brewery

Karen Dacre, Fashion Editor
Published: 02 June 2014

Updated: 12:20, 02 June 2014

Standing out from the crowd is a key preoccupation at London’s annual graduate fashion showcase — and this year’s event kicked off with a host of collections featuring vivacious colours and a tongue-in-cheek attitude.

The opening day of the four-day extravaganza at Brick Lane’s Truman Brewery featured shows from Edinburgh College of Art, Northumbria University and Manchester College of Art, and more locally based students from the University of East London and UCA Epsom are also showing.

UCA Epsom’s Eujean Cha caught the eyes with a futuristic cape which fused the logo usually seen on a Heinz tin with heavy duty foil, while tie-dye dresses by Wiltshire College student Hannah Jacobs lent the event an explosion of colour.

Graduating students present their work in a fashion show at Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch. All pics: Getty Images

Iqra Rashid, a student from the University of Salford, made the greatest impact by presenting a modernised take on the Islamic niqab headscarf. 

Other highlights came from Manchester School of Art student Sarah Fisher, who sent her dungaree clad models down the catwalk carrying cuddly toys and sucking their thumbs, while De Montfort University’s Karolina Laskowska unveiled a lingerie collection of cropped lace T-shirts and suspenders.