Student collections fresh from London’s Graduate Fashion Week’s catwalk made their way to Preston for an annual fashion event.Advertisement
UCLan‘s annual Graduate Fashion Week Show enabled eighteen students to show off their work on the Venue 53 stage.
Fashion industry experts, business leaders, local dignitaries and devoted fashion followers attend the event on Thursday 21 June.
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Rose Connor showed off her collection which featured in the Graduate Fashion Week Talent of Tomorrow 2018 campaign and The Guardian’s feature on sustainable fashion student collections’ post London show.
Shelly (Qianhui) Lin also displayed her work which was included in a photoshoot for Disorder Magazine.
Graduate Fashion Week showcases the very best of student work from around the globe, giving a platform to the next generation of fashion designers and promoters.
It was another successful year for UCLan, with several award wins and nominations.
Fashion promotion student Beth Wainwright won the Bonmarché Fashion For All Award and was shortlisted for the Boux Avenue Lingerie Award for her ‘One Nude? How Rude!’ campaign for Wonderbra.
Fashion design student Hannah Morley will see her design sold across the country after winning a competition set by international retailer Fat Face.
Four students were selected as finalists for the best collections of Graduate Fashion Week; Alexandra Mcmaster, Sophia Parkinson, Yasmin Siddique and Zijing Wang with Sophia making it through to the prestigious ‘Gala Show’ on the final day of the four day event.
In total, UCLan students were nominated for eleven awards.
Hannah Morley, winner of the Fat Face competition, said: “It feels so surreal to actually have won the competition. When I saw it I thought it would just be really good practice and the body of work would be great for my portfolio. I never at all imagined I would win.”
Speaking on the evening, UCLan Vice-Chancellor Professor Mike Thomas said: “Tonight’s show is a replica of our Graduate Fashion Week London show, which, as it does every year, received rave reviews.
“It gives a glimpse into the talent and dedication of our fashion students 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.
“I want to congratulate this year’s cohort for once again representing the University at the very highest of standards.”
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