Norwich’s next generation of fashion designers will present their work to the industry’s leading brands, critics and trendwatchers on Saturday (30 May), when they will participate in Graduate Fashion Week. 18 students from the BA Fashion degree course at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) will present their graduating collections of garments on the catwalk at the Truman Brewery in East London alongside work by the best students and graduates from around the word.
– Work by Naomi Cunningham
Course Leader Sue Chowles says: “The course encourages students to be truly revolutionary and push boundaries. The students have had the opportunity to engage with live projects with brands such as Marks and Spencer, Topshop, Urban Outfitters, Burberry and Monsoon and have produced some innovative and beautifully refined collections, which continue to set the benchmark for the future.”
Graduate Fashion Week is the world’s leading event celebrating the creativity of students and graduates within fashion, featuring 22 catwalk shows from over 40 universities and attracting in excess of 30,000 guests. The NUA students were selected from their course to participate by a panel consisting of designer Betty Jackson CBE, journalist Hilary Alexander and their Course Leader. As well as Saturday’s catwalk show, the students work will be on display to the public as part of the Graduate Fashion Week Exhibition until Tuesday 2 June.
– Work by Yu Miao
Betty Jackson says: “The course at NUA is on the right track and it was a pleasure to see some exciting work by the students.”
Fashion lovers in Norwich will have a chance to see the students’ work in July when they take part in the NUA Degree Shows (1–7 July). For more information on this event please visit www.nua.ac.uk/degreeshows.
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