They’re in fashion! Preston students strut their London Fashion Week stuff

Posted on - 18th June, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fashion, Preston News, UCLan, University campus, What's On in Preston
Some of the outfits on display at the UCLan show

Some of the outfits on display at the UCLan show

Cutting edge fashion design was showcased in Preston as part of Graduate Fashion Week.


Students showed off their designs which had recently been part of the London fashion week.

The show at 53 Degrees was attended by hundreds of students and members of the public.

The University of Central Lancashire’s vice-chancellor Professor Mike Thomas said: “The University has been producing graduates for all sections of the fashion industry for nearly 50 years and is recognised as one of the top institutions for fashion in the UK.

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“The UCLan fashion show represents a high profile snapshot of the University’s talent and strength within the fashion arena and embodies all the hallmarks of professionalism you would expect from one of our flagship courses.”

Wow! Look at those colours

Wow! Look at those colours

Success was enjoyed at the London Fashion Week with Holly Ashworth, Jennifer Elliot and Aimi Sore all shortlisted for the Lipsy best outfit competition.

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One of the nominees from the fashion week gala show Carrie Colaluca said: “Graduate Fashion Week was so exciting. It was manic as it involved lots of preparation to get the models ready for the catwalk. I didn’t get to take it all in until I saw the video of the show. I was so pleased with the way it all came together and I couldn’t believe people’s reactions and compliments.”

Fashion design course leader Chris Molloy said: “Our fashion courses have a worldwide reputation because they offer a world-class educational experience that is closely linked to industry needs. The secret of our success lies in our ability to provide students with meaningful work placement opportunities with brands such as Iris Van Herpen, Holly Fulton, Karen Millen, Alexander McQueen, Top Shop, Matalan and River Island, amongst others, where our students put theory into practice within a commercial setting.”

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