Pop sensation Lady Gaga snapped wearing Kingston University fashion graduate’s designs


An outfit created by a Kingston University fashion graduate has been worn by global pop superstar Lady Gaga while on tour in South America.

 The American singer, known for her flamboyant and distinctive personal style, was photographed in the south Brazilian city of Porto Alegre wearing designs by Lydia Stedman. Lydia, from Caerleon in south Wales, graduated with a degree in fashion from Kingston University London this summer. Her womenswear collection, which debuted at the 2012 Graduate Fashion Week, was spotted by one of Lady Gaga’s stylists.

The 22 year old designer said she had been blown away to see Lady Gaga wearing her garments. The singer had chosen a pair of high-waisted leather shorts and combined them with a cropped leather T-shirt. “It’s all been so surreal,” Lydia said. “I’m a huge fan of Lady Gaga and saw her at Twickenham earlier this year. She wears the most amazing outfits, but I could never have dreamt she would choose one of mine. She’s styled the look in a different way to my graduate collection – but it’s even more exciting to see how my clothes have been mixed and matched to create something new.”

Lydia’s designs combine wools and leathers to create monochrome, tailored womenswear which she said showed off the female figure using interesting textures and shapes. “The theme for my graduate collection was ‘After Dark’ which was prompted by the late nights that come with studying a course like fashion,” Lydia explained. “From midnight walks to the library to early morning bus rides home, I took inspiration from everything I experienced. This included the flickering lights and reflective surfaces of an underground nightclub as well as the frightening shadows which used to set my imagination running wild.”