Overall, the collections from the graduating designers were very wearable, and featured a lot of linen, interesting shapes, and shades of cream, grey, and brown. There were some great wide leg trousers, which I was happy to see, and some creative embellishments on shoulders and backs of jackets.
Mel McCartney, who won the award for best collection, showed dresses that incorporated interesting shapes and a creative use of multiple fabrics
There was a great deal of "Mad Men" influence on the runway as dresses reached to just above the knee and featured pretty feminine detailing that Joan would be only to happy to wear to work at Sterling Cooper. This gold and cream dress was designed by Samantha Thomson
I loved these wide leg trousers in Jame's Bailey's collection
Marisa Crandall was one of the few designers in the show who used bright colours
Erica Randi Kai Henry incorporated leather into her designs, including this one that had strong references to the 1950's in the shape and sheer sleeves and neckline.
The flower applique on the back of this jacket designed by Jaclyn Hall was quite beautiful, although maybe not the best thing to wear if you sit in a chair all day. There were a few pairs of shorts in the show, and they had interesting details, and the length made them wearable by women over 20 as long as you've kept your legs in pretty good shape.
These fringe-trimmed pants moved so fluidly on the model as she walked--they were part of Caitlin Haveman's 1940's inspired collection, and my personal favourite piece in the show.
Another example of unusual detailing on the back of a blouse designed by Breanne Gatien