Fashion

BETHANY WILLIAMS | AW19

by Shanna Bent

The rumour is confirmed as Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall glides past me with her royal entourage in the BFC showspace canteen. It was the same buzz from 2018 when The Queen made a surprise visit to present Richard Quinn with the very first Queen Elizabeth 2nd Award in 2018. On the same day as the death of Karl Lagerfeld, Bethany William’s AW19 catwalk show began with a minute’s silence to remember his legacy. After the show, The Duchess proclaimed, “this industry pays a very large part in both our economy and our culture”. She states that this year “the award goes to a designer with a social and environmental conscience. She brings ideas and people together and puts change for the good at the heart of her business.”



Fashion

WESLEY HARRIOTT | AW19

by Shanna Bent

Dramatic shadows are formed and help to highlight the intricate detailing on each piece of his collection ‘Sixth Rank’. Using only monochrome hues of black and white, Wesley Harriott makes a statement by reflecting how people often define one another according to their exterior before really paying attention to their complex characteristics which are not always evident at first. He focuses on drape and construction by redefining traditional tailoring techniques to add a sense of uniform to reflect the militant aura during Empress Dowager Cixi’s reign.