The Royal College of Art (RCA) Fashion course will be hosting its annual graduate fashion shows to the public on Wednesday 9 June and to press and trade on Thursday 10 June 2010. The Show culminates with the Fashion Gala on the evening of 10 June at 7pm.
The 34 MA students, in menswear, womenswear, knitwear, millinery, footwear and accessories will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of fellow alumni such as Erdem, Holly Fulton, milliner Justin Smith, shoe designer Camilla Skovgaard and menswear designers Aitor Throup, James Long and Katie Eary.
An emphasis on individual creativity and originality married with impeccable technical know-how means that RCA graduates are entering the market with exactly the right skills needed to thrive in the profession. 92.5% of RCA Fashion MA graduates gain employment in the industry, and at the appropriate level.
Collaboration with industry is a major part of a student’s time at the RCA. The results of several projects will also be presented on the catwalk and in a static display at the show. Highlights include a partnership with Italian tailoring company Brioni and sportswear label Umbro.
Founded by former Vogue editor Madge Garland in 1948, the highly acclaimed course has helped train many renowned fashion designers such as Ossie Clark, Anthony Price, Philip Treacy, Julien Macdonald and Christopher Bailey.
RCA FASHION SHOW TICKET INFORMATION
Shows take place at the Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2EU
Wednesday 9 June at 4pm (£12) and 6.15pm (£25, includes a glass of champagne and canapés). The public must purchase tickets in advance by calling 020 7590 4566 or on-line at www.rca.ac.uk.
Thursday 10 June, from 7pm. Champagne reception, dinner and catwalk show for guests of honour, sponsors, and corporate hospitality. Tables and individual tickets can be purchased by contacting 020 7590 4373.