Phoenix Magazine did a live photoshoot featuring six semi finalists for the Graduate Fashion Week Best of British for George competition. Each designer created a capsule collection that was inspired by the heritage of the local area surrounding their university. The finalists are Susanna Yi from the University of East London, Leanne Jordon from the University of Rochester, Sophie Davis from the University of Colchester and Sophie Flinders, Sophie Laycock and Katharine Whiteside from the University of Leeds. The winner receives a £1000 cash prize and their range turned into a collection for George, and the shoot will be feature in Phoenix’s September issue!
I love this tattoo – it belongs to our very cool model (also a super cool DJ) Nyx. It just seemed to sum up my sentiments for the day and how I feel about fashion.
I really enjoyed styling this shoot as each designer’s capsule collection was distinct. There is just something really fun and special about working with a young designer’s collection and these finalist are only in their second year so it will be interesting to see how they develop and what they bring to Graduate Fashion Week next year.
Issue 7 is out now!