Central Saint Martins students show off work at 2021 fashion show

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Lockdown has not stifled creativity! Graduates of Central Saint Martins unleash surreal 2021 fashion show including an inflatable duck costume and 10-foot angel dress — as artist Grayson Perry joins the socially distancing FROW

  • Graduates of the prestigious London Academy of Art presented their diploma collections at the Granary Square show
  • Mind-blowing creations included an inflatable snorkelling duck costume and anime-inspired outfits
  • The socially distancing front row sat on seats 6 feet apart and the show was streamed to a larger audience
  • Artist Grayson Perry tweeted his joy to be there dressed in a colorful pink and green above the knee dress and strappy cerise sandals adorned with pom-poms

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Lockdown certainly hasn’t stifled creativity, if the surreal outfits modeled on the runway at Central Saint Martins’ annual fashion show have anything to offer.

BA students from London’s prestigious art school — which counts Alexander McQueen among its alumni — showed off their eccentric creations — including a costume made from inflatables, anime-inspired characters and a forest-themed garment — at the Granary Square show on Tuesday.

Among those who watched the couture theaters unfold on the catwalk was Grayson Perry, dressed in a colorful pink and green patterned dress and strappy cerise sandals adorned with pom-poms. The artist tweeted: ‘Finally heading for a DO. Chance to break out the luxury goods.’

A model dressed in an orange anime monster-inspired creation walks the runway at the 2021 Central Saint Martins BA Fashion Show in Granary Square on Tuesday

High price of fashion?  This student used red sales tags to make a statement

The model stumbled, glass in hand, down the runway

High price of fashion? This student used red sales tags to make a statement. The model stumbled, glass in hand, down the runway

Some of the fashion turned out to be more voluminous, with bouncy castles appearing as clothing and this expanded version of the puffa jacket filled much of the runway

Some of the fashion turned out to be more voluminous, with bouncy castles appearing as clothing and this expanded version of the puffa jacket filled much of the runway

Graduates of the prestigious London Academy of Art showed their diploma collections

An eye-catching shimmery wraith-esque outfit was one of the outfits that were modeled

Graduates of the prestigious London Academy of Art showed their diploma collections. Right: An eye-catching, glittering, wraith-esque outfit was one of the outfits that were modeled

A ten-foot-tall angel graces the catwalk as artist Grayson Perry snaps a photo on his phone.  The delicate white garment included heavenly wings and seemed to require two models to show it off

A ten-foot-tall angel graces the catwalk as artist Grayson Perry snaps a photo on his phone. The delicate white garment included heavenly wings and seemed to require two models to show it off

Streamed live to reach a wider audience, the graduation show featured a striking glittering ghostly outfit and a dazzling model, glass in hand and lipstick smeared, wearing a bold black dress covered with sales tags.

Elsewhere, a 10ft angel graced the catwalk; the delicate white garment featured celestial wings and seemed to require two models to show it off – one standing on the shoulders of the other.

The show is an opportunity for the renowned college’s young design talent to showcase their final collections to the fashion press and potential employers and buyers in the industry.

Considered a pivotal event for wannabe designers — the culmination of a year of work refining each piece — and past students have included Sarah Burton, John Galliano, Stella McCartney, and Bruce Oldfield.

A whirlwind of stunning sartorial creations hit the catwalk, including this inflatable outfit, which was paired with Minnie Mouse-esque trainers and anime leggings.

A whirlwind of stunning sartorial creations hit the catwalk, including this inflatable outfit, which was paired with Minnie Mouse-esque trainers and anime leggings.

Duck dress!  A large inflatable snorkelling duck became a wearable fashion item - with a model in the outfit's central globe

Duck dress! A large inflatable snorkelling duck became a wearable fashion item – with a model in the outfit’s central globe

Out out: Grayson Perry tweeted his delight at finally going to a 'do' - and the performer was happy to dress for a seat on the FROW

Out out: Grayson Perry tweeted his delight at finally going to a ‘do’ – and the performer was happy to dress for a seat on the FROW

Perry dressed in a colorful patterned dress and strappy cerise sandals adorned with pom-poms

The artist was later spotted snapping photos of the outfits from a social distance in the front row

Perry dressed in a colorful patterned dress and cerise strappy sandals adorned with pom-poms, and was later spotted snapping photos of the outfits from a socially distancing front row seat

A young Alexander McQueen rose to fame for style stardom after stylist and fashion editor Isabella Blow bought his entire graduation collection after seeing the show.

The bizarre designs are the handiwork of the last graduates of London's art school, which counts Alexander McQueen among its alumni

The bizarre designs are the handiwork of the last graduates of London’s art school, which counts Alexander McQueen among its alumni

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