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對于大多數時尚設計的學生來講，僅僅可以現場觀摩倫敦時裝周的服裝秀，都會帶來某種成就感。但對于那些昔日的學子，如今已享譽業界的明星級設計師而言，這只是家常便飯，早已經習以為常。這次，20位中央聖馬丁的年輕學子不再只是看客，更是主角，他們將在真實的T台上，一展風采，他們的作品將在2012年倫敦秋冬服裝秀掀起一股新的風潮。中央聖馬丁的知名校友︰Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney 還有Christopher Kane，鼎力支持此次服裝秀，傾情提攜學弟學妹。
LONDON (Reuters) - For most design students just getting in to see a show at London Fashion Week is an achievement, but one group from the British school with a reputation for turning out star designers has already seen their own creations head down the catwalk.
Packed with journalists, talent scouts, fans and former students, the
Highlights included Luke Brooks -- the joint recipient of a L'Oreal Professionnel Creative Award -- who sent an imaginative reconstructed collection of knitwear sashaying down the runway.
Brooks also had models in oversized and heavily decorated platform shoes stalk past the admiring crowd, wearing frayed headdresses and tops splashed with brightly coloured paints.
"When I'm making things there's a no-thought element where it's very child-like and then I'll come out of that...trying to work out what it all is," Brooks told Reuters backstage.
Yong Kyun Shin's coiled metal springs held up ruffs of puffy black fabric on her designs, while fellow student designer Yulia Kondranina delivered a collection of fringe dresses which swished and twisted.
"I looked at sculptures for freedom and flow and shape and tried to pump that into my garments," Kondranina said.
Other students on show included Hellen Van Rees who used three dimensional blocks to give her dresses a funky texture and Malene List Thomsen who articulated her garments with sealant rings for a spacey effect.
Unlike the top designers on show at London Fashion Week such as Vivienne Westwood, the students don't have teams of assistants, seamstresses and tailors to help put together the clothes for their shows, so their few catwalk creations can take weeks of solitary work.
"I was working alone, with no one helping me...every day since about October," Brooks said.