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(Image via VOGUE UK)

Thirty students skilled in various areas including menswear, womenswear and knitwear presented their work at the Royal College of Arts’ graduate show last week. With an alumni list that includes Burberry’s Christopher Bailey and Nina Ricci’s Peter Copping, Professor Wendy Dagworthy OBE had led the fashion programme since 1998, and last week’s show marked her last.

Highlights included a collection by James Kelly who delivered a utilitarian take on cocktail hour with feather-flustered parka-gown hybrids in khaki and dusky pink and Caitlin Charles-Jones, who through the use of lace and neon brought femininity and fun to cagoules and sporty hoodies.

Oversized and layered menswear were among the prevailing trends of the Royal College of Art’s graduate show. Visit the official Graduate Fashion week site for more information