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Leyland student wins prestigious award and impresses major fashion retailers

Posted on - 27th June, 2024 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Competitions, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Proud Preston, UCLan, University campus
Jasmin Honeyball, Graduate Fashion Week winner with her award. Pic: UCLan
Jasmin Honeyball, Graduate Fashion Week winner with her award. Pic: UCLan

A student from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has won a highly prestigious fashion award.

Jasmin Honeyball, 21, a BA (Hons) Textile Design undergraduate impressed senior industry figures with her childrenswear range.

At Graduate Fashion Week 2024 she wowed judges from JoJo Maman Bébé, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s TU and Vogue.

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Jasmin's creations. Pic: UCLan
Jasmin’s creations. Pic: UCLan

Jasmin, who lives in Leyland, said: “It was such a shock to hear my name read out. I had this overwhelming feeling of pride come over me as I’ve dreamed of going to Graduate Fashion Week since I was 13 so to win it was just crazy.

Her range comprised three sweatshirts, two waterproof dungarees, two jogging bottoms, three t-shirts with detachable embroidered badges, two drawstring bags, a knitted hat, a sleeping bag and a pair of wellington boots.

She was inspired to create the collection by her 11-year-old brother James and their family camping trips.

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Her range was inspired by camping trips when she was younger. Pic: UCLan
Her range was inspired by camping trips when she was younger. Pic: UCLan

“He’s been in the Cubs and he’s now in the Scouts and he’s always loved earning the badges and being outside. Along with our parents and other brother Jack, we had such fantastic camping holidays in this country and those memories are ones I’ll always cherish. 

“As we’re currently in the depths of a cost-of-living crisis, more people are having to forego holidays abroad and they’re discovering the joys of the great outdoors either on their own doorsteps or within the UK.

“I wanted to reflect that in my range as my clothing features tents, forests, mountains, rivers, lakes, animals, flowers and lots of other images associated with the great outdoors.”

The part-time waitress at Preston International Hotel impressed the Graduate Fashion Week judges so much that they were quick to offer her job interviews for graduate-level positions. She will graduate next month with a first-class degree.

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