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GFW: Owen Hughes Collection – Manchester School of Art

By June 4, 2014Fashion Shows

One of our favourite collections from Northbrook College’s catwalk show was the menswear collection shown by Vanessa Ofori-Boafo.

Her collection, entitled ‘Afro-centricity’ was an excellent and rich marriage of urban wear and traditional African attire. Her pattern cutting showed us the extent of her potential as an emerging designer in the future.

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We loved the modern tailoring, the tuxedo with shorts and the consistent tassel loafers in the show. She tapped into the rich West African culture without being generic – her inclusion of the umbrella reminded us of an African Chief which we loved.

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Words: Abdullah Ali Jawad
Photos: Rianna Tamara


One of our favourite collections from Northbrook College’s catwalk show was the menswear collection shown by Vanessa Ofori-Boafo.

Her collection, entitled ‘Afro-centricity’ was an excellent and rich marriage of urban wear and traditional African attire. Her pattern cutting showed us the extent of her potential as an emerging designer in the future.

gfw-2014-street-style38

We loved the modern tailoring, the tuxedo with shorts and the consistent tassel loafers in the show. She tapped into the rich West African culture without being generic – her inclusion of the umbrella reminded us of an African Chief which we loved.

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Words: Abdullah Ali Jawad
Photos: Rianna Tamara


Manchester School of Art had a lot on show. Something that caught our particular attention at PAUSE was Owen Hughes’ collection.

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Immediately we are reminded of typical and iconic 90s fashion – bold and vibrant prints and baggy silhouettes. But when looking at the collection we can see that Hughes has tied in 90s casual-wear with contemporary tech-wear from Nike and most recently Topman. He uses sportswear that plays with proportions – with the cropped sweatpants and also uses prints that remind us of graffiti and classic rave-wear through the fluorescent colours.

The key piece from it, we feel, is the neoprene outerwear with ‘monster’ written on it. The oversized fit and wild colour scheme is keeping us interested in what this new designer is capable of.

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Words: Ernela Vukaj
Photos: Jourdan Gayle