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Preston fashionistas showcase their designs on city catwalk

Posted on - 19th June, 2017 - 1:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fashion, Preston News, UCLan, University campus, What's On in Preston
One of Amelia Robertson's fashion designs
One of Amelia Robertson’s fashion designs

More than 18 student fashion lines have been showcased as the glitz and glamour of London Graduate Fashion Week came to the city.

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The annual fashion show at the University of Central Lancashire featured the work of five students who were all nominate for the national event.

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Alice Potter, Amelia Robertson, Helen Hyde, Samera Akhtar and Rebekah Jonestone all had their work featured in London.

Fashion design student Ameila Robertson said: “Seeing what you’ve created shown on the catwalk is the best thing about the whole course.

“It shows four years of hard work and dedication coming together and I think when you sit back and look at your collection you think oh my goodness, I did that.”

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The fashion showcase at UCLan
The fashion showcase at UCLan

The fashion show took place at Venue 53 (formerly 53 Degrees) with the University of Central Lancashire’s vice-chancellor Professor Mike Thomas opening the ceremony.

He said: “Tonight’s 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.

“Over the years students from our fashion design programme and related courses have achieved great success and industry recognition during this showcase season and this year was no exception.”

Read more: Young UCLan art talent going on display at the Harris

Fashion design course leader Chris Molloy added: “We are incredibly proud of all of our students and the professionalism in which they approach their work. A key selling point of the course is the vast amount of opportunities to take placements with top brands such as Iris Van Herpen, Mary Krantranzou, Alexander McQueen, Top Shop, Matalan and River Island, as well as offering trips to other fashion hotspots around the world including New York, Paris, Berlin and Hong Kong and China.

“But even in the classroom students learn with live briefs, guest lectures and through commercial feedback on their work and for this we are particularly grateful for the continued support of our alumni, many of whom now hold extremely important jobs within the creative industries, helping out students reach their potential and securing employment after graduation.”

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