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NUA graduate Veronika Marshall will be showing at London Fashion Week on February 19th as part of ON|OFF X ARTS THREAD – Tomorrow’s Talent. Veronika was selected from hundreds of emerging designers to be part of the event. You can view Veronika’s winning collection here. Veronika whose collection is inspired by Punk culture explains “I created oversized, imperfect silhouettes with disturbing prints of organs, distorted with layers of fabrics and unnerving tactile qualities that a viewer can touch – the texture making them repulsed or enjoy the experience. Just like the Punk movement challenging the norms. The whole collection is about pushing the viewer to question, whether they find the ugly side ‘attractive’.”
Graduates Victoria Miller and Robyn Moynes (both 2015) were both selected among the top six graduate designers of 2015 to show collections at Emerging Designers at The Clothes Show, held at the NEC Birmingham in December. The “ones to watch” were interviewed by fashion journalist Hilary Alexander OBE on the OLYMPUS PEN Style Studio catwalk ahead of their collections being modelled.
The Fashion course has been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick, a highly influential and employer led quality mark for education and training. The University will be awarded the accolade by fashion industry legend Betty Jackson CBE, at a ceremony at the headquarters of Channel 4 attended by fashion industry and educational leaders.
Year Three student Sophie Georgia Morley has been named as the Best Student Designer at the Bridal Buyer Awards 2015.
Work by BA Fashion student Victoria Miller was selected for the Gala Show at Graduate Fashion Week 2015. Victoria, who is in her final year of study, will receive a trophy, a cash prize and her designs featured in press coverage including ID Magazine, The Times, The Independent, Drapers and Look Magazine promoting her work to an international audience.
Student Yu Miao has been selected by the Graduate Fashion Week Executive Board to be one of only eight students from across the UK to be part of the Press Preview for their high profile event. Her work was photographed by Rankin and styled by Fashion Director at Glamour magazine, Natalie Hartley. This extraordinary distinction will see Yu’s work featured in major national newspapers and magazines such as ES Magazine, Elle, Drapers, Wire, Time-Out and news agencies with global reach.
18 Fashion students showed their work on the London catwalks at Graduate Fashion Week. Read a press release for more on NUA’s GFW show.
Student Abigail Clarke has been named as a finalist in this year’s Warehouse Competition, a high profile opportunity for emerging design talent in the UK. Warehouse, a high street womenswear brand in the UK, partners with the British Fashion Council to sponsor the prize, which provides the winner a placement at the brand’s design studio. There the contest winner follows their collection through development to production, and then through the creation and launch of its marketing campaign.
Year Three students Sami Hogg (work pictured) and Amy Bull are among the young designers and artists on the longlist for i-D Magazine’s Diversity NOW! 2015 competition. The prize, supported by Graduate Fashion Week, Arts Thread and All Walks Beyond the Catwalk, is designed to encourage emerging talent to celebrate diversity and individuality in their work.
Fashion designer Betty Jackson CBE and journalist Hilary Alexander returned to the NUA campus to take part in making the selections of student work destined to be displayed on the catwalk at Graduate Fashion Week 2015.
An exhibition of student work from the Fashion and Textile Design courses has presented a range of creative garments and materials to the public. Organised by the Fashion Communication and Promotion course in conjunction with Norwich Fashion Week, the event was launched with an evening of talks that addressed issues of tradition, craftsmanship and innovation from speakers including Beatrice Korlekie Newman, Daniel Harris and Nick Thompson, co-founder of Knit, an award winning creative agency based in Norwich, will talk about their work and share insights on their innovative practice. Read a review of Creativity and Craftsmanship in the Eastern Daily Press.
Sophia Lemondine-Martin, Sophia Morley and Ng Yee Ki are celebrating being named on the shortlist for the Best Student Designer category of the Bridal Buyer Awards 2015. The three students are among 13 nominees from around the UK and will find out who has won at an awards ceremony on 14 September.
The “Oscars of the tailoring world” has shortlisted three fashion students from Norwich University of the Arts, who will be in the running to be named the most promising student or apprentice tailor in the UK at a glamorous gala event at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London on 16 March. The winner will be presented with the Golden Shears Award and a prize of £2,500,. The students, who are studying on the BA (Hons) Fashion course NUA, are all international students – Madara Rozensteina is from Latvia, Shahad Albeshr from Saudi Arabia and Yee Ki Ng from Hong Kong. Read the full press release.
NUA has announced its programme of visiting fashion lecturers for the 2014-15 academic year. Among the guest speakers are fashion designer and clothing creator Simeon Morris, fashion consultant Sarah Brennand and bespoke tailor Alexandra Wood. For a full rundown visit Course Content.
A photo report on the NUA catwalk at Graduate Fashion Week has been posted on Vogue online. See every outfit on Vogue.
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