Graduating with a fashion show.
Last week I had the chance to go to the graduation show of the fashion department at KASK Ghent. I was surprised by how wearable most of the pieces were, but by the way they were styled together, they portrayed a vision of upcoming designers full of potential. So this is what I saw at KASK Movement #20.
1st year designs
As to be expected from the sophomore designs, there is a lot of form study involved. They learn how to create shapes with different fabrics and have fun with it. That’s why these designs can put a smile on your face.
2nd year designs
The second year students got to make 5 silhouettes in total, all inspired by historic costumes. They had to work out one specific element of their chosen costume. Talking about something old becoming something new, right?
Elise Kopec with ‘Formation Uniformé’ and Charlotte De Maesschalk and ‘The bird in the gilded cage’.
3rd year designs
The students of year 3 had to find their inspiration in a non-Western culture. They made 8 silhouettes each. And I found a lot of them to be influenced by Asian countries.
Sandra Demeyer with ‘This line is a part of a very large circle’ and Lina Peeters with ‘I BLV’.
I also very much loved the collection of Aliosha Melis, called CA?OBH?K. But because I didn’t take pictures of her collection, I recommend you watch this video.
And last but not least, there were also 2 Master student who got to work out a full collection of 12 pieces. I think both collections couldn’t have been more different but they are both beautiful in their own way.
Lucas Straetmans – Maverick
If I had to describe this collection in three words, they would be: fluo, fun and headpieces. Oh, and I spotted some very nicely crafted jackets there as well. Add the 80’s and a lot of tule to that and you know you have a great collection.
Elisabeth Claes – Lucia Sylvania
The collection of miss Claes was more toned down in terms of color (but not in terms of music, that’s for sure! – if you want to hear it, take a look at this video). For this collection, Elisabeth made use of as well lighter materials as sweatshirt fabrics and paired the whole with some lovely wooden accessories.
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