Retro and Cyberpunk 60s, personal cultural heritage, contours of living things/architectural landscapes and the multifaceted concept of Individual Wellbeing where clothing is used as a nonverbal communication system to convey age, gender, economic status, and mood, were some of the inspirations behind final-year collections which hit the catwalk at Kingston College's End of Year Fashion Show 2024.

Held in the College’s light, airy, modern atrium, Level 3 Fashion, Textiles & Costume and HNC Fashion & Textiles students unveiled diverse garment designs for their respective projects to an invited audience of family and friends. The showcase was a stunningly successful collaboration between Technical Theatre, Music, Media and Fashion students.

Anita Wan, Programme Leader – Fashion, said: “The fashion event was a quirky, fantastic moment where everything came together seamlessly, celebrating each student's individuality and ideas. Even the singers were styled by our students, combining thrifted and new pieces. The show was a fusion of fashion, art, subcultures, costume, and cosplay, modelled by designers and students from various courses in their unique personal styles—a bit of Harajuku on the Thames!”

Edlyn Mamprin, Head of the Creative Industries School, said: “WOW! What an amazing evening. Although it was focused on fashion, the whole event was a celebration and demonstration of collaborative working at its best, with students from across the School showing us how professional, creative and talented they are. The Tech Theatre crew transformed the atrium space, the Music teams produced and performed, the Media students recorded, and the Fashion students displayed their creations using models from across the School. HUGE THANKS to all the staff who made this happen, to our students, parents and friends who will remember it for a long time.”