FASHION students in their final year of university hosted a glamorous runway show.

The designers from Southampton Solent University, showcased their collections to an audience of industry professionals, staff, friends and family last week.

The graduating students presented 12 collections, echoing an eclectic range of themes from Weathered Beauty to Utopian Desire.

One student, Alicja Teper’s ‘Catharsis’ collection is heavily influenced by her fine art background; her interest in philosophy; and Rich Fromm’s theory of human destructiveness.

Alicja has already had her designs appear in Vogue, Marie Claire and Time Out.

She said: “I tried to create a universe of distressed emotions and reality which could surround the person living under the oppression of destructive behaviour.

“The title “Catharsis” – the Greek concept of purification of emotions through art – suggests that the transformation of the garments from white to black should be interpreted as a process of personal development of the imaginary person living in the destructive environment.”

The show’s producers – fashion promotion and communication students Laura Clarke, Briana Lovatt and Estelle Nigioni – were delighted with the event’s success.

Laura Clarke said: “We couldn’t have planned for it to go any better. Each of our roles in organising the show were suited to the jobs we would like to do in the future so we could all gain experience.

“We hope everyone who came to watch and those involved enjoyed it as much as we did.”