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Vogue online profiles NUA student work

A photo report on the NUA catwalk at Graduate Fashion Week has been posted on Vogue online. See every outfit on Vogue.

MODECONNECT photo, Amy Coppin

MODECONNECT reviews NUA show

Fashion blog MODECONNECT reviewed NUA’s catwalk at Graduate Fashion Week, commenting: “Overstepping boundaries is Norwich University of the Arts’ forte. Created only a few years ago, their BA Fashion course does not dismiss the technical skills needed to succeed as a fashion designer. Instead, NUA’s students are trained to create high quality garments.” Read the MODECONNECT blog review.

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Betty Jackson highlights NUA student

Fashion designer Betty Jackson CBE has praised the work of NUA student Chloe Fuller at Graduate Fashion Week. In an interview with the GFW blog, Betty said “I think the last one of the Norwich show, Chloe Fuller, was very nice. She had interesting fabrics and the way she made them look. She had such distinct fabrics and the way she made them look. I thought her fabrics were really new, and she showed what you want to see, something you haven’t seen before. I think the standard is great, it’s very exciting.”

Work by Jessica Long on the Graduate Fashion Week catwalk

NUA students make their mark on the Graduate Fashion Week catwalk

NUA’s first catwalk show at Graduate Fashion Week was described as ” diverse spectrum of innovative and inspiring new design talent” by a reviewer. 14 students showed their work to gathered fashion industry figures, who were joined by NUA Chancellor John Hurt CBE. Read the full review on the Graduate Fashion Week website.

Work by Gemma Marshall-Savage at the NUA Fashion Show 2015, photo by Neil Piper (BA Photography)

Students present their work on the catwalk at NUA Fashion Show

The public were joined by VIPs from the British fashion trade to see the work of Norwich University of the Arts students in an industry-standard catwalk show at Open in Norwich.

Chloe Fuller, Year 3 student of BA (Hons) Fashion at Norwich University of the Arts, with her outfit which has been selected to be shown at the 2014 Fashion & Textile Awards

Norwich fashion course work in UK top 12

An outfit designed by a student has been named as one of the best 12 examples of fashion student work in the country in 2014. Chloe Fuller, who is in her final year of study at the University, has had her work selected by the UK Fashion and Textiles Association for two high profile catwalk shows which will be seen by the leading figures in the fashion industry. Read the press release.

Siobhan O'Keeffe

NUA Graduate Up For ARTS THREAD Tailoring Award

2013 Fashion graduate Siobhan O’Keeffe has been shortlisted as a finalist for the ARTS THREAD Tailoring Award. ARTS THREAD media was created as an online educational tool designed to connect students, graduates, universities and industry, exclusively within the field of design. View Siobhan’s application on the ARTS THREAD website. She is currently in a postgraduate course at the Royal College of Art in London.

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Students prepare for Norwich Fashion Week 2014

During March students and staff took part in Norwich Fashion Week 2014. This annual public event celebrates and promotes the vibrant fashion scene in the city. Course Leader Sue Chowles organised a symposium called Craft, Creativity and Couture featuring top designers Juliana Sissons and Patrick Ian Hartley. Find out more on the Norwich Fashion Week website. This event will provide momentum for another high profile event for NUA students, London’s Graduate Fashion Week in May/June 2014.

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Fashion graduate working on Julie Taymor Project

2013 BA (Hons) Fashion graduate Amy-Olivia Parish has relocated to Sydney Australia where she has an internship at Fox Studios making costumes for The Water Diviner, a new major motion picture directed by actor Russel Crowe. Amy-Olivia is also working on costumes for a production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute by world renowned director and designer Julie Taymor. Originally staged at the New York Metropolitan Opera, Taymor’s production is being completely reconstructed for a run at Opera Australia.

Students exhibit at Norwich Fashion Week pop up event

Fashion students were invited to show their work as part of the activities surrounding a pop up event in Norwich to promote Norwich Fashion Week and search for male and female models to be the face of next year’s event.

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Graduate Fashion Week success for NUA

NUA students were nominated for the Mulberry Accessory and Fashion Photography awards at Graduate Fashion Week. The annual showcase of fashion student work provided students with opportunities to show their work on the NUA stand and speak to representatives from the fashion industry, with two NUA students securing placements with George by Asda.

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NUA student selected to represent Graduate Fashion Week

Graduating student Amy-Olivia Parish was selected among 12 fashion students across the country to have an image of her work used to promote Graduate Fashion Week. View the image on the Vogue website.

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Students prepare for Graduate Fashion Week

Following the success of the Gala Fashion Show, students will display selected work from their completed collections to the leading lights of the London fashion industry at Earls Court for Graduate Fashion Week. NUA’s Fashion Course Leader Sue Chowles says: “The course aims to produce industry-ready graduates with the relevant skills and attitude demanded by the workplace. Portfolio viewings organised through the British Fashion Council have already led to interest in our students from Italian Vogue, Selfridges, COS and London Ethnic. Graduate Fashion Week will provide a wider opportunity for the industry to see the innovative creativity and couture levels of craftsmanship taught by the course.”

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Courses garner regional award

NUA’s BA and MA Fashion courses earned the Sevenwolves Fashion and Costume Design Award at the 2013 Norfolk Arts Awards. The courses were praised for their balance between creativity and the development of the technical skills needed for the fashion industry.

I think I speak for us all when I say how inspiring the NU Fashion Show 2013 was. I am looking forward to following the careers of these graduates as they put Norwich Fashion on the map.

Michelle Jarrold
Director, Jarrold Retail and NUA Fashion Student of the Year Award selector

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NUA GALA Fashion Show 2013 showcases graduating work

A glamorous catwalk show at Norwich’s OPEN showed off the final year collections of the first graduating cohort of BA Fashion students. Tickets were sold to the public for the event, which saw professional models from Sandra Reynolds agency wear spectacular new garments designed and made by 23 students as they prepared to complete their studies and move onto the next stage in their budding fashion careers.

Professor John Last, Vice-Chancellor of NUA, said: “This year’s NUA Fashion Show represents a coming of age for the course and we are very excited to have our first cohort of graduates going out into the professional sphere. The work being produced by the Year 3 students is not only industry-standard but will bring fresh new outlooks to British fashion.”

Student with catwalk models

NUA Fashion Student of the Year announced

Siobhan O’Keeffe (pictured second from left) won the ‘Jarrold Student of the Year’ award at the NUA Gala Fashion Show 2013. The catwalk show, supported by Jarrold, gave graduating students the opportunity to show their work to the public and industry guests.

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NUA students take part in British Fashion Council Portfolio Day

NUA’s first graduating cohort of students displayed their work to industry guests alongside other top graduate talent in a British Fashion Council organised portfolio day. Particular interest was shown in the work of a number of students by representatives from Italian Vogue, Selfridges, London Ethnic and COS, as well as Arts Thread who invited two students to submit portfolios for the Who’s Next Paris 2013 trade show.

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Gala fashion show heralds Norwich’s first crop of designers

A glamorous catwalk show at Norwich’s OPEN in May will show off the final year collections of the first graduating cohort of BA Fashion students from Norwich University of the Arts. Read the press release in full.

Van Dal to produce student shoe designs as prototypes

Norwich-based shoe company Van Dal has announced the winners of its shoe design competition for NUA students. Year 3 students Leanne Hindle and Helen Rix were joint winners for their loafer and court shoe designs – the two designs will now be produced by Van Dal’s factory in India as prototypes for consideration for its Spring and Summer 2014 collection. Read more about this competition in the Norwich Evening News.

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Date announced for NUA Fashion Show 2013

This year’s NUA Fashion Show will take place on Wednesday 22 May, providing an opportunity for graduating students to exhibit their final year collections in an exciting catwalk show. This year the show will take place at Open and is kindly supported by Jarrold, Adnams and Howes Percival Solicitors. Tickets are available to purchase by the public.

Catwalk show

NUA participation announced for Graduate Fashion Week

Among the details being announced for this year’s Graduate Fashion Week is the participation of Norwich University of the Arts. This summer will see the first cohort graduate from the BA Fashion course and the best of the student work will be on display at Earls Court for four days in June.

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Instore fashion show at John Lewis curated by NUA students

Students have curated an in-store fashion show at John Lewis in Norwich as part of Norwich Fashion Week. The project tasked the students to put the show together using only items available on the shop-floor, culminating in a catwalk event using professional models inshore on Saturday 9 March. The students also dressed one of the shop’s high-street windows.

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