The Westminster Alumni Collection

Each year the BA (Hons) Fashion Design course at Westminster selects examples of the very best menswear collections from the graduate runway show at London Fashion Week and acquires one complete outfit which is then donated to the Westminster Menswear Archive.

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The archive had acquired outfits from the last eight years from the BA (Hons) Fashion Design course.

 

In June 2018 the first graduating class from the MA Menswear course at the University of Westminster showed at London Fashion Week Mens, and so the archive has now started to collect one complete outfit from a graduating student from the MA Menswear course to add to the archive. These include garments from Priya Ahluwalia of Ahluwalia Studio and Robyn Lynch both who subsequently went on to show at London Fashion Week as part of Fashion East. 

Adam Marc James 2014

2018 - Megan Williams

Showing on the official schedule at London Fashion Week for the first time, Megan Williams collection opened the Westminster show. 

 

Having worked for both Liam Hodges and Alex Mullins,  Williams collection draws both on her love of technical menswear and also reference garments from the archive. 

 

The outfit comprises a green bomber jacket with large bellow pockets, oversized shoulders with piped detail, and press stud fastening and strapping. the jacket has ribbed cuffs and a ribbed edge to the bottom edge. The jacket is worn with a sheer white hooded top which has a rubber corded fastening and the opening.

 

The outfit is worn with sheer jersey leggings that feature panels at the knees and has a ribbed cuff to the ankle.​​

Megan Williams A/W 2018

2017 - Nicholas Yip

Shown as part of Yip’s graduate collection from the BA Fashion Design course at the University of Westminster, this red wool military greatcoat draws references to military detail and decoration.

 

The righthand side is covered in red and black rosettes reminiscent of military crosses and fastened using metal poppers, while the moiré ribbon is from Toye, Kenning and Spencer, who supply regalia and insignia to the military and the Royal Family.

 

The modular emblems are fastened using an eyelet-snap hybrid trim, which means they are interchangeable throughout all garments of the collection.

It features moiré ribbon epaulettes at the shoulders that attached with the same eyelet-snap trim used throughout. The back has a centre back seam at the waist with a flared skirt and features a wide moiré ribbon band detachable with the eyelet-snaps.

 

Made in the UK.

Nicholas Yip 2017

2016 - Jack Byne

Graduating in 2016, Jack Byne had previously interned at both Calvin Klien and Louis Vuitton during his internship year. The selected outfit comprises a striped silk jacket, a leather jacket and leather trousers.

 

Short cropped black leather jacket with asymmetric zip fastening on the front and separate black leather belt with buckle. The jacket has a turndown collar with press studs, a small flapped pocket which fastens with a press stud at the left front waist and an angled inset zip pocket at the left chest. The jacket is designed to be tight fitting and constricting.

 

Single breasted jacket made of wide striped yellow and grey silk. It fastens with one button centre front and has peplum effect with inverted pleat inserts on either side of the centre back seam. 

 

Black leather cropped trousers with silver coloured metal exposed zip front fastening. The backs of the legs have an opening at the back of the knee with a curved panel below and vertical silver coloured zips inset at the top of the calves. 

Jack Byne 2016

2015 - Robert Newman

Cream and white distressed heavy cotton canvas coat with hood. The coat was garment-dyed before being lined and finished. The coat fastens centre front with a heavy black zip and has three pouched pockets with flaps across the front chest, two on one side of the zip and one on the other.

Cream and white distressed heavy cotton canvas bomber style jacket with black neoprene bands at cuffs, collar and hem. It was garment-dyed before being finished and lined. Fastens centre front with a heavy black zip and has two pouched pockets on the chest, one on each side of the zip.

Cream wool poncho cape made of a recycled army blanket with four narrow blue stripes running vertically on the right side at front and back. It hangs longer at the back than the front and the hems are finished in cream blanket stitching.

Cream cotton drill trousers with all-over organic black screen-printed design. They fasten with a zipped fly and a gold popper and the grown-on waistband features five very wide belt loops. 

Robert Newman 2015

2014 - Alex Bottenberg 

Applique Jacket

Oversized check jacket with towelling applique detail on the front and back. The jacket is made from check tweed in pale lemon yellow, olive green and brown and has no vents but a yoke over the back shoulders. The jacket has two large patch poacher pockets with inverted vertical pleats and shaped flaps, one on each side of the centre front. The front applique decoration made of layers of red and blue cotton towelling and green wool felt which have been cut through to create the design. Around the ring is the phrase ‘Blue is Hard Kids’ and through the middle is ‘Bottenberg’. 

 

Alex Bottenberg Sweater

Pale blue hand-knitted cotton jumper with a high round neck. It has two burgundy stripes around the top of the left arm and a large ‘A’ knitted into the front of the jumper. The ‘A’ is in cream purl stitch, and it has been outlined in burgundy plain knitting stitch.

 

Alex Bottenberg Denim Trousers

Extra-long wide leg dark blue denim trousers. They are finished with yellow double stitching, red bar tacks and copper coloured studs and buttons.

Alex Bottenberg 2014

2013 - Arron Tubb

Red cotton jacket with black and white printed design of words in Cyrillic lettering down each sleeve. The jacket design was based on military uniform jackets. It has a turn-down collar with a throat tab and fastens with a slightly off-centre zip. It has four pockets on the front - two patch pockets at the chest and two inset pockets at the hips. Each pocket has a pointed flap and pointed tab over the flap. The jacket has a drawstring at the waist and around the bottom hem, epaulettes on each shoulder which are sewn into the shoulder seam (one loose) and cuffs.


One of a selection of six pieces from Aaron Tubb's 2013 BA (Hons) Fashion Design graduate collection for Spring Summer 2014. This jacket was not shown at the graduate fashion show at the University of Westminster, Ambika P3, 22 May 2013.


Graduate of University of Westminster BA (Hons) Fashion Design, 2009-2013. Tubb interned at Givenchy during his degree. In 2013 he launched his own men's sportswear label Bazar-14 which was stocked by stores such as Selfridges in London, VFiles in New York and IT in Hong Kong.

Aaron Tubb 2013

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