Animal prints and acid hues from Ong-Oaj Pairam and Chai dress from Brad Dykes
26 Feb 2014
University of Brighton Faculty of Arts Fashion and Business BA(Hons) graduate Ong-Oaj Pairam presented an impressive show at London Fashion Week for his 2014-15 collection.
His contemporary graphic patterns are inspired by the warning markings of dangerous creatures and were paired with acid bright outerwear and metallic accessories.
Ong-Oaj worked for designers Proenza Schouler in New York and Roland Mouret in London before setting up his own Label in November 2012. He has now made his home back in Brighton.
Also on show at London Fashion Week was work by graduate Brad Dykes, who unveiled a dress made using drinks packaging. Over 500 vibrantly coloured sachets of Spiced Chai Latte and Tea:latte were painstakingly sewn onto the skin coloured mesh body to create the chic catwalk design.
Following his Masters in Fashion with Business Studies at Brighton and time spent as a design intern working in LA, Brad launched Studio Armell for Pure Class nine months ago speclialising in dresses for the Latin and ballroom dance scene. Brad has previously made garments for one of TV’s popular celebrity dance shows as well as music stars such as Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake.