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