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University of Northampton students ready to showcase their skills at Graduate Fashion Week


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20 undergraduate students from the University of Northampton will be presenting their final year collections at the upcoming Graduate Fashion Week in London. The much-anticipated event will be held from Sunday 3rd - Wednesday 6th June.

Northampton students will have Monday 4th June in their minds as that is the day of their presentations, which begin at The Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch at 11 am. The students are from the Fashion, Textiles for Fashion, and Footwear and Accessories departments of the university.

Among the students presenting is Hannah Guiver, a Textiles for Fashion student who is eager to prove her worth to potential hiring companies. 

Speaking of her plans for after graduation, Hannah says: “I would really like to get a full-time job in the print/design industry working for a children’s wear company, creating fun and exciting prints for a brand." 

Hannah Guiver's childrenswear collection, which is showing at Graduate Fashion Week 

For her final year collection, Hannah designed a children's clothing range. “It feels great to have been chosen to showcase my collection on the catwalk, and being a children’s wear designer it feels like more of an achievement as adult clothes are always dominant at the show," she says.

Other Textiles for Fashion students include Mojadesola Ayemobola, Susan Campbell, Jennifer Hardie, Lucy Moulton, and Mesoni Lindsay. Fashion students showing their collections include R. Lorraine Makumbe, Bryony Rodda, Amna Saghir, and Ivy Wei Zhang. Melissa Francis is the sole Footwear and Accessories student. 

Graduate Fashion week has become the preeminent showcase for fashion graduates in the UK, and it is growing globally. Former participants and winners have gone on to achieve great success in the fashion industry - previous graduates include Christopher Bailey MBE, who was the winner of the first ever Graduate Fashion Week Gold Award, as well as Stella McCartney, Giles Deacon, Matthew Williamson and Julien Macdonald.

For students from the Universtiy of Northampton, the hope is that this stage will catapult them to similar success and admiration in the near future.

Graduate Fashion Week 2018 is taking place at the Old Truman Brewery between 3rd and 6th June.

The National Student will be reporting from the event daily - see all our coverage here. 

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