From inflatable swimwear, to hats made of plates, to models on stilts, this year's Central Saint Martins graduates threw caution to the wind with a collection of daring costumes that put the fun back into fashion. The 40 strong student show was presided over by fashion luminaries Colin McDowell, Alexandra Shulman, and 2009 graduate and fashion week hit, David Koma, with the top award of L'Oreal Professionnel Designer of the Year presented to womenswear designer Yi Fang Wan for her lavishly ruffled romantic collection in delicate shades of blush.
While Phillip Paterson was first runner up with a menswear collection that was a lesson in elegant restraint, second runner up Alex Mullins won plaudits for his exuberant designs, using everyday objects like paintbrushes to accessorise with eccentric aplomb, and oversizing cartoonish shapes with echoes of . Presenting their awards, Colin McDowell praised the students' efforts at producing clothes that "really excite". Jean-Charles de CastelbajacMore