scoops top fashion awards
fashion students have been sweeping the board at nationwide
fashion competitions this year with Leeds taking first
and second place in one, a highly commended in another,
and fielding nearly half the semi-finalists in a third.
Fay Williams and Faye Shephard took first and second prize
in the Elle Creation Womenswear competition. Fay Williams
won £1,000 and a work placement at Elle's head office
for her simple but effective design of a red cotton-mix
shift dress, secured with two side ties. The judges said
that the design 'complemented the Elle ethos, catering
for the young, modern woman'.
design Fay Williams (above right) and Faye Shephard
(above left) with their designs, including the winning
dress worn by a model.
Shephard's design of a safari-inspired blue cotton chambray
trouser suit gained her the second prize of £500. The
University of Leeds had three other semi-finalists in
T-shirt design which first-year Gabrielle Hopwood entered
in the New Look competition gained a highly commended,
winning Gabrielle £1,000 towards the cost of her final
collection, as well as the possibility of a work placement
and a visit to head office to meet the company's managing
of the twelve semi-final places in the British clothing
industry suppliers association student design award were
taken by Leeds second-year students.
Shooter, Saleha Choudhury, Laura Nutter, Gillian Thewlis
and Rosalyn Pollard are currently making up their outfits
Ð their brief is fun, but functional, golfwear Ð to show
in the finals on May 14.
students are also taking part in the Top Shop sponsored
Prince's Trust graduate fashion event held at Battersea
on June 11.